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Friday, August 20,2010

Lardy receives animal science award

by WLJ
Greg Lardy, head of North Dakota State Universitys (NDSU) Animal Sciences Department, is the 2010 recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Extension Award.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Cattlemens Field Day

by WLJ
A Cattlemens Field Day will be held on Sept. 11, 2010, in Miles City, MT. This is an educational event with opportunities to hear information to help the bottom line, participate in a panel discussion, walk through pens of cattle, and visit with seedstock producers.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Exports post solid gains in June

by WLJ
A very solid June performance allowed U.S. pork and beef exports to finish the first half of 2010 with strong momentum. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), pork exports of 164,000 metric tons (361.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Desert-born Brangus cattle choose better diet, grazing patterns

by WLJ
Recent research conducted at New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (CDRRC) is helping scientists tease apart the nature versus nurture puzzle by showing that a cows geographic experience affects its grazing behavior and diet choices in the harsh desert rangeland pastures of southern New Mexico.

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Friday, August 13,2010

Judge reinstates protection for northern gray wolf

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a long anticipated decision rendered on Aug. 4 in Missoula, MT, U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled in favor of reinstating federal protection for wolves in the Northern Rockies under the auspices of the Endangered Species Act.This ruling effectively returns management control of

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Friday, August 6,2010

South Dakota revamps property tax system

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
In 2010, South Dakota joined the crowd, becoming the forty-third state to base the ag property tax system on productivity rather than market value. Landowners saw the first phase of the change in the property valuations that were sent out in March. The change is for the 2010 tax year,

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Friday, August 6,2010

Idaho officials get first-hand look at grazing lands

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Wool Growers Association conducted a July 19 tour of rangeland grazed by 35,000 sheep and 12,000 head of cattle north of Soda Springs to show the state’s leaders firsthand that well-managed livestock do not harm the environment and provide an economic boost to

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Friday, August 6,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Canadian sausage and deli meat maker G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. closed its plant in Mississauga, ONT, last week and recalled 120 ready-to-eat products after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a health hazard alert warning consumers the products may be contaminated with foodborne pathogens.

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Friday, August 6,2010

ESAP honors seven U.S. cattle operations

by WLJ
Seven diverse U.S. cattle operations were recognized as regional winners of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP), a program that has honored farm and ranching families for outstanding resource management since 1991. Winners were announced at a reception during the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference held in Denver, CO, July 28-Aug.

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Friday, August 6,2010

NCBA members vote on policies and industry challenges

by WLJ
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) on July 31, 2010, approved a number of resolutions to guide the associations policy efforts in Washington, D.C. The resolutions were passed during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

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