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Friday, September 17,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The U.S. Senate last week failed twice to block the implementation of a 1099 filing requirement which will force small businesses to report any transactions with a single vendor totaling more than $600 in a single year. The reporting requirement was enacted as part of the massive health care overhaul and is set to go into effect starting Jan.

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Friday, September 17,2010

USDA enrolls more than 4 million acres in CRP

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last Tuesday announced that USDA will accept 4.3 million acres offered by landowners under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands, including wetlands, while providing payments to property owners.

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Friday, September 17,2010

July exports slightly lower than June, but ahead of 2009 pace

by WLJ
July values for U.S. beef and pork exports dipped slightly from the totals achieved in June, but both exceeded year-ago levels with beef posting close to a 40 percent jump over 2009 levels. Based on statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), beef export value surged to $366.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Vilsack talks trade, death tax, environment and antibiotics with NCBA producers

by WLJ
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed U.S. cattle producers from across the country in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday as part of the 2010 National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Legislative Conference. Vilsack reinforced the importance of U.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Hereford demand continues to grow

by WLJ
Hereford breeders continued to experience an increased demand for Hereford genetics during the 2010 American Hereford Association (AHA) fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. The association experienced an increase in registrations and membership as production sale prices increased for both bulls and females.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Angus Association set to release selection tool for feed efficiency

by WLJ
Beginning this fall, Angus breeders will have access to the industrys latest advancement in selecting animals for feed efficiencythe residual average daily gain (RADG) expected progeny difference (EPD).

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Friday, September 17,2010

Good broncs, good earnings and good times: The Tom Butler Memorial Bronc Ride

by WLJ
An open ranch bronc ride competition that began in 2006 as a tribute to honor the memory of a young West Texas cowboy, Tom Butler of Guthrie, TX, has become an annual event with spectator attendance growing from 500 the first year to 1,700 within four years.

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Friday, September 17,2010

McPhee-Moore wedding

by WLJ
Karey Lynn McPhee, daughter of Mike and Pam McPhee of Linden, CA, was married to C.R. Moore III, son of Cliff and Cathy Moore of Frankston, TX, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Dublin, TX. A reception followed at the Bella Vita Ranch in Lingleville, TX.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Sale announcement Historic Bell Ranch

by WLJ
The sale and purchase of the Bell Ranch located in northeastern New Mexico was closed on Aug. 17, 2010. This singular offering was comprised of 290,100 acres of contiguous deeded land, most of which is situated in San Miguel County about 40 miles north of Tucumcari, NM, and 150 miles east of Santa Fe, NM.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Points of consensus

by WLJ
Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVIs) should be standardized across all states to improve uniformity of data collected. In addition, enforcement of ICVI requirements and the ability to update ICVI information both need to be enhanced so that minimum data collected and final destination information is accurate.

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