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Thursday, December 23,2010

Rebuilding the beef cow herd will not be easy

by WLJ
With feeder cattle prices near record levels at the end of 2010, market incentives to rebuild critically low U.S. cattle numbers are increasing. Severe market shocks since late 2006 have completely masked the cattle cycle and the resulting additional liquidation has pushed the cow herd inventory to new lows.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Idaho grazing conference slated for Jan. 4

by WLJ
The seventh annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis- Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. with a trade show featuring pasture and range equipment and supplies.

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Friday, December 17,2010

National Western Stock Show prepares for 105th year

by WLJ
The 2011 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is making preparations for its 105th annual run, set for Jan. 8-23, 2011, at the historic Denver Stockyards. This years show promises a wide variety of activities that will appeal to everyone.

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Friday, December 17,2010

Judge sides with Wyoming in wolf case

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Nearly a year after the first arguments were heard, a federal Judge in Wyoming has ordered the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reexamine the validity of that state’s wolf management plan. The suit was originally brought in response to a 2008 decision by USFWS officials that called into

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Friday, December 17,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The worlds largest international food and beverage trade exhibition, SIAL, was the setting for a unique blind taste challenge this October that put U.S. striploins, top blades and flank steaks in direct comparison, side by side, with top-quality striploins from Argentina, Ireland, Germany and France.

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Friday, December 17,2010

McNicholas to be honored at Red Meat Club

by WLJ
McNicholas, who is in his 40th year as concessionaire for NWSS, also runs the food and retail concessions for 32 zoos, aquariums, and museums across the country, including the Denver Zoo. McNicholas began his career in concessions in 1954 as a high school student running a popcorn stand at the Chicago Bears Stadium.

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Friday, December 17,2010

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

by WLJ
8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest - C 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Meats Judging Contest - CSU, Ft. Collins, CO 8:00 a.m. Colorado Rocky Mt Fiddle Championships - BP 8:00 a.m. National South Devon Show - SA 8:00 a.m. Quarter Horse Performance Classes - EC 10:00 a.

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Friday, December 10,2010

Wyoming sees spike in brucellosis cases

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Brucellosis, an infectious bacterial disease which commonly leads to abortion in livestock and wildlife, may be on the rise in northwest Wyoming. Animal health officials in that state confirmed infections in two separate herds in Park County in recently, and have identified a possible third outbreak in nearby

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Friday, December 3,2010

BLM takes steps to map sage grouse habitat

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In an attempt to aid management of the greater sage grouse in western states, the Bureau of Land Management released on Nov. 23 a range-wide breeding density map of the bird’s populations. The map identifies density of sage grouse populations across its range based on estimation of male grouse attendance at

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Friday, December 3,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
For the fifth week in a row, beef exports exceeded 35.2 million pounds and remained well above pre-BSE 2003 levels, according to a report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Exports to Mexico (8.8 million pounds) continued their rebound, and volumes remained strong to other markets, including Korea (5.

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