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Friday, July 1,2011

Arizona National Livestock Show awards $20,100 in college scholarships

by WLJ
The The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Committee recently awarded $20,100 in scholarships for the fall 2011 semester. The ANLS Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 20 years later, ANLS has now awarded 630 students totaling over $630,000.

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Friday, July 1,2011

USMEF, Oklahoma State collaborate on dry-aging study

by WLJ
A study that analyzes differing techniques for dry aging of U.S. beef destined for international markets has been completed for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF) by researchers at Oklahoma State Universitys (OSU) Department of Animal Science. Funding for the research was provided by the Oklahoma Beef Council.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Beef producers seek best practices to reduce environmental impact

by WLJ
When it comes to reducing the environmental impact of raising beef, the industry has come farther over the past 30 years than many people realize, according to a Washington State University (WSU) scientist.

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Friday, July 1,2011

CCA recognizes outstanding individuals

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) recognized the outstanding efforts of several members and industry friends during the associations 2011 annual convention held at the Steamboat Sheraton in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Isgar receives CCAs Honorary Life Member Award

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) honors one individual during their Annual Convention by awarding them the CCA Honorary Life Member award, the highest honor among CCA members. During the 2011 Annual Convention held in Steamboat Springs, CO, CCA bestowed this award on Jim Isgar.

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Friday, July 1,2011

David Mendenhall becomes new CCA president

by WLJ
David Mendenhall of Rocky Ford, CO, became the 2011-2012 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 22 during the associations 144th annual convention in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Friday, June 24,2011

California neighborhood demands return of cows

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Located 16 miles east of Oakland, CA, in the greater San Francisco Bay area, the town of Walnut Creek is a haven for well-off commuters who prefer the pastoral beauty of the town’s publically-owned open spaces to San Francisco’s urban hustle and bustle. With an average income over $85,000, and the average

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Friday, June 24,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
According to information from USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Chihuahuas status for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will be downgraded from Modified Accredited to Accredited Preparatory as of Aug. 18, 2011. However, shorter-term actions are also being taken now to address the interim animal health risks.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Feed sources become scarce as southeast U.S. burns

by DTN
Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Ethanol could gain support as election nears

by DTN
Big ethanol has enough clout in Congress and in the Obama administration to keep growing with U.S. government support, even though decades of large tax credits may be winding down.

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