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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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Friday, December 3,2010

Lawsuit prods feds to review whether species still need oversight

by WLJ
The Washington Cattlemens Association (WCA) and the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) claimed a huge victory one day after filing a lawsuit against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in the United States District Court Western District of Washington.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Like a good neighbor, the Working Ranch Cowboys Association is there

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A guy is sitting at a bar in Amarillo, TX, minding his own business when a gal comes up to him and says, Do you have any cattle? We need some cattle. That is how the stock was contracted by a fledgling outfit 10 days before their three-day rodeo was set to begin.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Research links cattle diet and shipping fever

by WLJ
A carefully timed diet high in roughage like hay may well reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease, also known as shipping fever, scientists reported last week.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Farmland values continue to rise

by DTN
Midwest farmland values rose for the fourth consecutive quarter, posting the largest increase in two years, as high crop and livestock prices fueled a surge in agricultural income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said.

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