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Friday, January 22,2010

Breed Show Results

by WLJ
Carfree 534U ET, Michael Butler, Milton, TN Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull Grand ChampionJDPD.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Beef Board hires new director of evaluation

by WLJ
Ruhlands 20-plus years in the beef industry most recently included six years with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NC- BA) working in the areas of issues management, membership and communications.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Quality beef affected by nutrition, environment, genetics and more

by WLJ
There are many things besides just genetics and time on feed that affect marbling and we now know, we can say with confidence, that it is a lifetime event, said Scott, who addressed attendees at last falls Feeding Quality Forums in South Sioux City, NE, and Garden City, KS.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Hereford youth awarded $24,750 in scholarships

by WLJ
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Oct. 31, 2009, during the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Dunning and McNabb to lead extreme teams

by WLJ
World champion Al Dunning and nationally-known clinician Ken McNabb will go head to head June 11-13 at Colorado State Universitys Equine Center in Fort Collins, CO, but this time as coaches.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Export levels continue rebound

by WLJ
U.S. beef and pork exports continued their rebound from the slump earlier in the year, with pork exports reaching their highest level of 2009 in November while beef exports edged 4 percent above year-ago levels, according to statistics released last week by the U.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Staple food prices trend down for fifth straight quarter

by WLJ
The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $42.90, down $3.13 from the third quarter of 2009 and $7.31 lower, or about 15 percent less, compared to one year ago. Of the 16 items surveyed, 11 decreased, four increased and one remained the same in average price compared to the prior quarter.

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Friday, January 15,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The associations Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood at 97.8 in November, down 0.2 percent from its October level. In addition, the RPI remained below 100 for the 25th consecutive month, which signifies contraction in the index of key industry indicators.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Economy, not fundamentals, driving corn prices in 2010

by DTN
The correlation between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the monthly close of the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index (which tracks a basket of commodities) is a very strong 93 percent, and between the dollar and the CRB is a negative 99 percent, Newsom said.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Two calving seasons have pros and cons for producers

by WLJ
Spring and autumn have become the seasons of choice for calving seasons in Oklahoma, but tremendous differences exist as to what months within each of those seasons are primary times for most of the calves to be born.

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