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Friday, January 15,2010

Are higher cattle prices ahead?

by WLJ
2009 was certainly a disappointing year for cattle prices. Many cattle producers want to know if cattle prices will increase, and when that might happen. The simple answer is yes, cattle prices will increase. However, the timing and magnitude of the increase is difficult to answer with any degree of certainty.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Beef production workshops planned

by WLJ
One-day workshops at three locations will help beef producers improve the quality, consistency and value of Nebraska beef, said Randy Saner, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Lincoln and McPherson counties.

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Friday, January 15,2010

U.S. beef exports to Taiwan remain strong

by DTN
The new Taiwanese ban is showing little impact on U.S. exports, though U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) spokesman Joe Schuele said it was because there is virtually no ground beef market in Taiwan for U.S. exporters and Taiwanese demand for offal is light at best.

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Friday, January 15,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Bob was involved in agriculture even as a young man. He graduated from Dow City High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Iwo Jima and Saipan until the end of World War II. After returning home, he attended Iowa State University at Ames where he majored in animal husbandry.

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Friday, January 8,2010

Researcher cleared of misconduct charges levied by western environmentalists

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Following a seven-month investigation, the University of Idaho announced Jan. 4 that Dr. Marie Bulgin of the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center in Caldwell, ID, will be allowed to resume her full duties as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. According to Jack McIvar, vice president of research for the university, the investigation, which centered on Bulgin’s 2009 testimony

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Despite controls, wolf populations remain steady

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
More than 500 gray wolves died in the Northern Rockies during 2009, the same year wolves were removed from Idaho and Montana endangered species lists. Hunting, killings in response to livestock attacks, and natural causes are attributed to the record rise. The regional wolf count was 1,650 at the year’s start. However, since September

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Thursday, December 31,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Legislators are expected to vote on the amendment in early 2010, Wang Jin-pyng, president of the islands legislature, said after the ruling Kuomintang party and opposition Democratic Progressive Party came to an in-principle agreement to reinstate the ban.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Idaho feedlot manager receives fine

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Cory King, a manager at Double C Farms who operates a 400-acre feedlot near Burley, ID, has been ordered to pay $5,000 in fines, plus serve three years of probation and four months of home detention, following his conviction for violating federal...

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Grass-N-Beef Research Review set for Jan. 20

by WLJ
The event, which will be held in the centers conference room, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Paul Nyren, center director. Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, will follow with opening remarks.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Cellulosic-ethanol mandate snagged

by DTN
Cellulosic-ethanol production, a cornerstone of the U.S. governments plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is earmarked to overtake corn ethanol over the next decade. But the industrys expected takeoff could be delayed by a year.

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