Close
Home  News
 
 
Monday, February 20,2012

Feed time impacts calving time

by WLJ
For generations, cattlemen have heeded the advice of their fathers and changed the time they feed their cows as calving approaches.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Partnership seeks to ease trade agreements

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
American ranchers both big and small stand to benefit from the new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Pacific-countries trade agreement aims to reduce barriers to trade and integrate companies of all sizes into the global market.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Pork industry responds to McDonald's changes

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
“McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the future. There are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows,” said Dan Gorsky, senior vice president of McDonald’s North America Supply Chain Management, in a press release.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

BSE rule long overdue

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The group, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-IA, and Ben Nelson, D-NE, sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service urging the agencies to finalize a comprehensive rule for BSE. The senators said the lack of a comprehensive rule has harmed U.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Fed cattle backlog starting to develop, trade steady

by WLJ
Cattle feeders and packers were in a face-off trying to establish cash fed trade last week. Packers were offering $121-122 live and $196 dressed while feeders were holding out for $127 live and $202 on the dressed trade, with growing show lists. At press time, market analysts were expecting fed trade to be steady to slightly softer for the week.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Healthy labeling could be subjective

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Walmart recently announced a new labeling program that would help consumers identify healthy choices. The items must meet standards informed by dietary guidelines in line with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US- DA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Winmill sage grouse rulings help, hurt ranchers

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Western ranchers in the 10 states inhabited by greater sage grouse have had plenty to think about this February thanks to a pair of court rulings that have caused the fortunes of producers affected by this iconic bird to swing from one extreme to the other.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Tests confirm concerns about GPS interference

by DTN
Potential interference with GPS signals was too much to overcome to make the proposed LightSquared wireless network feasible in rural areas as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced last Tuesday it would not allow the project to move forward.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

Horse doctors muster along San Antonio’s River Walk

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
The 57th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention was held Nov. 18- 22 in San Antonio, TX, attracting nearly 6,400 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, ranking the meeting among the organization’s top five conventions by attendance.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, February 17,2012

National Hereford Feedout proves Hereford efficiency, carcass merit

by
In the winter of 2010-11, 312 cattle were fed at Fairleigh Feeders, Scott City, KS, through the National Hereford Feedout. This was the seventh year for the National Hereford Feedout, which allows producers from across the country to test Hereford or Hereford-cross steers and heifers.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Sign up for our newsletter!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10* 11* 12* 13* 14*
15* 16* 17* 18* 19* 20* 21*
22* 23* 24* 25* 26* 27* 28*
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.