Close
Home  News
 
 
Friday, January 14,2011

Cattlemen cut costs, boost income with goats

by WLJ
Raising goats requires minimal costs for facilities and investment, says Jodie Pennington. They are also attractive for their ability to use grass and other lowcost forages, brush control, high pregnancy rates, and potential for high returns per acre.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 14,2011

Dry conditions limit winter wheat grazing

by WLJ
Despite the fact that we are receiving some snow in Oklahoma as I write this, it is extremely dry in most of the winter wheat grazing areas of the southern Plains. Dry conditions last fall made it difficult to establish wheat pasture in many areas and limited growth for winter grazing.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 14,2011

NMSU studies camelina oilseed as crop, livestock feed for northeastern New Mexico

by WLJ
Camelina, an oilseed crop, could provide a partial solution to the suffering agricultural economy of northeastern New Mexico, according to Manny Encinias, Extension beef cattle specialist at New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Clayton Livestock Research Center.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 14,2011

Utahs Della Ranches wins Leopold Conservation Award

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemens Association, and Western AgCredit were pleased to present the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award to the Tanner family, of Box Elder County, and their Della Ranches.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 7,2011

Judge halts grazing on Oregon forest

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As the result of a federal judge’s order, roughly 18 ranchers in central Oregon’s Grant County may find themselves with no place to turn out this summer. In a decision issued on Dec. 30, 2010, District Judge Ancer Haggerty of Portland, OR, enjoined grazing on seven allotments in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest

Read more
Friday, December 31,2010

JBS joins Cargill with third-party video surveillance in packing plants

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
With packers facing ever-increasing scrutiny of animal handling practices and food safety, the Beef Division of JBS USA Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world’s largest beef producer and exporter of processed beef, announced Dec. 2 that it will be implementing a remote video auditing

Read more Read it in print
Thursday, December 23,2010

Opponents of wild horse gathers reject studies

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Few issues concerning animal welfare have become as electrifying conductors of emotion as the treatment of wild horses. And the lightning rod in the middle of this tempest is the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In a redoubled effort to address the concerns of a group of vocal critics

Read more Read it in print
Thursday, December 23,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said last week that it was pleased to learn of the progress made during the recent session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade on several significant trade issues. In particular, the announcement that technical discussions on re-opening the Chinese market to U.

Read more Read it in print
Thursday, December 23,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Calling himself a cattleperson first, Willey continued to run his familys century farm and ranch near Maquoketa throughout his life.

Read more Read it in print
Thursday, December 23,2010

Nebraska Cattlemen members meet; 2011 leadership elected

by WLJ
The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Convention held Dec. 8-10 in Kearney, NE, was well attended with over 500 individuals participating. NC members and quests enjoyed a great line of speakers and discussed numerous industry issues. NC would like to thank all the sponsors who helped make this years convention a success.

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 29*
30*
 
 

© 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.