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Friday, October 1,2010

USMEF addresses global exports

by WLJ
The challenge of meeting a growing global appetite for red meat in an environment that is increasingly aware of and sensitive to sustainability issues was addressed by Joel Haggard, senior vice president, Asia-Pacific, for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), last week at the World Meat Congress 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Pasture rents poised for increase

by DTN
In Texas, there are a lot of good reasons for landowners to keep pasture rental rates steady. One of the biggest is called an agricultural use exemption and without it, landowners can see property taxes go up about tenfold.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Gunnison Sage-Grouse designated a "candidate species"

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has concerns with urgency presented in last week's U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) announcement that the Gunnison Sage-Grouse will be listed as a candidate species.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Committee approves beef checkoff initiatives for 2011

by WLJ
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee recently approved investment of the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) Fiscal Year 2011 budget of $42.8 million on a total of 42 national checkoff programs and associated costs.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Limousin Commercial Marketing Check-off is reduced

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Board of Directors voted to adjust the voluntary Limousin check-off to $2 per head registered. The unanimous decision to adjust the checkoff marketing program was approved to provide marketing assistance to the breed organization.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Make genetic improvement this fall

by WLJ
DNA testing can help producers mitigate some risk in everyday decisions. A few simple adjustments this fall can help cattle producers jump-start genetic progressand profitabilityfor years to come. Mark Allan, Ph.D., associate director, technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics, says producers can use DNA testing to help take some of the risk out of the important decisions they will make in the coming months.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Reducing calf stress at weaning time

by WLJ
Cattle experience a variety of stressors throughout their life that can hinder their overall productivity. Combining good management practices with a solid vaccination program creates a preconditioning plan designed to help calves perform at the best possible levels.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Tight beef supplies a hot topic at World Meat Congress

by WLJ
While the focus of the conference was global, this year's venue specifically cast a spotlight on Argentina's dwindling beef supplies, which are the result of severe drought and interventionist government policies that have hampered its beef industry's ability to export.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Farmers' market workshop set for Oct. 29

by WLJ
Bison producers and other producers interested in capitalizing on the opportunity to utilize farmers' markets as a successful business strategy are invited to attend a half-day workshop on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Hotel at I-70 and Havana in Denver, CO.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Engler honored by Feeding Quality Forums

by WLJ
Paul Engler, Cactus Feeders, was one of the first people to see the feeding potential in Texas. He was one of the first to develop value-based grid marketing. And now he is the inaugural recipient of the Industry Achievement Award given in conjunction with the Feeding Quality Forums.

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