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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Nebraska Cattlemen members set new policies at annual convention

by WLJ
The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Convention was held at the Holiday Inn in Kearney, NE, Dec. 8-10. Over 500 members and guests were present to participate in committee and council meetings. Members were able to voice their concerns with issues affecting the beef industry.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Livestock groups say order may threaten grazing

by WLJ
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar on Nov. 15, 2010, signed a Secretarial Order (the Order) elevating the Office of the National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the level of a directorate within BLM.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Plummeting temperatures can cut profits come spring

by DTN
Youve got to be prepared, says Alice Koupal. If youre not, you can have a disaster. The Dante, SD, rancher should know. Come January and February, when temps are well below zero, this cattle operation is focused on calving chores for the familys 450 to 500 Angus cows.

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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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