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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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Friday, December 18,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Pork exports increased in October with total shipments of 164,092 metric tons representing the secondlargest monthly volume this year and pork muscle cut exports reaching their highest volume of 2009 at 128,392 metric tons.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Trinity Farms helps educate meat retailers

by WLJ
Washington Angus Association President Mike Forman and his wife, Paulette, president of the Kittitas County Cattlewomans Association, recently welcomed approximately 70 QFC staffersincluding meat department managers, merchandisers and directorsto Trinity Farms.

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Friday, December 18,2009

NWSS to host annual International Livestock Congress

by WLJ
The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) will be hosting the prestigious International Livestock Congress-USA (ILC-USA) for the fourth consecutive year in 2010. Titled Envisioning 2010, Preparing for Future Global Demand, ILC-USA brings producers, retailers, packers and others in the industry supply chain to focus on the entire beef production process.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Tom and Becky Kourlis named 2010 Citizens of the West

by WLJ
The National Western Stock Show has named Tom and Becky Kourlis its 2010 Citizens of the West. They will accept the prestigious award at dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Russian cattlemen visit Colorado

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in conjunction with US Livestock Genetics Export Inc., recently hosted a delegation of Russian livestock producers. The group visited Colorado to learn about livestock practices and herd health management through sessions at Colorado State University (CSU) and ranch visits.

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