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Thursday, December 24,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
National Beef Inc. said that it would indefinitely postpone its initial public offering (IPO) of stock last week as a result of the soft market environment in New York. Today, National Beef postponed its planned initial public offering due to current weakness in the IPO market, a spokesman said after the announcement.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

NDSU Feedlot School set

by WLJ
Topics will include feeding programs; feeds and animal requirements; optimizing nutrient use; carcass quality; facility management; diseases, treatments and health programs; feed delivery; bunk reading; waste and nutrient management; ration...

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Vilsack orders climate change model update

by DTN
If landowners plant trees to the extent the model suggests, this would be disruptive to agriculture in some regions of the country, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. I dont believe the results ... are necessarily an accurate depiction of the impacts of climate legislation.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

K-State offers planning, other help for producers

by WLJ
Even at this time of year when American farm families are typically looking forward to planning for the new year, some are struggling. A spouse may have lost an off-farm job, a family member may not fully know his place in an operation, and others have been hit by low prices for what they produce.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Ben and Nita Houston to receive Friend of the National Western Stock Show honors

by WLJ
Houston, and his wife of 59 years, Nita, have owned the Aristocrat Angus Ranch west of Platteville, CO, since 1965. But that is only part of the reason they will be named the 2010 Friend of the National Western Stock Show by the Red Meat Club of Denver at the stock show next month.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Kobe Beef America founder honored with achievement award

by WLJ
Recently, Kobe Beef America (KBA) proudly announced that R.L. Freeborn, president and founder, was awarded the American Wagyu Association 2009 Producer of the Year Award. Freeborn pioneered the development of Wagyu cattle in the U.S., taking the famous animal typically used for Japanese delicacies and creating an American-style Kobe beef.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

USCA completes seven-state meeting tour

by WLJ
USCA Executive Vice President Jess Peterson presented the keynote address at the Women Involved in Farm Economics 33rd annual convention in Syracuse, NY, on Nov. 12 and on Nov. 14, Peterson joined USCA Director Danni Beer at the Independent Beef Association of North Dakotas annual meeting in Bismarck, ND.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

California Farm Bureau delegates tackle states tough issues

by WLJ
Finding broad solutions to the states ongoing water problems drew plenty of discussion last week as delegates to the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) Annual Meeting fine-tuned the organizations water policy.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Rancher knowledge: an untapped resource

by WLJ
Land management and conservation agencies have traditionally performed rangeland management activities based predominately on technical information resulting from scientific research. However, rancher experience and knowledge is an untapped resource that could help broaden the scope of these activities and lead to more sustainable land management.

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Friday, December 18,2009

National Western Stock Show preparing for banner year

by WLJ
The 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is preparing for its 104th year. This year’s show will run Jan. 9-24, 2010, at the historic Denver Stockyards. There is an array of activities that will appeal to the whole family at the 2010 NWSS. The livestock on display will provide

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