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Friday, October 23,2009

Red Angus breed celebrates growth at annual convention

by WLJ
Record Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) tag sales, positive registration growth, and record-high GridMaster Awards indicate Red Angus profitability in a tough economy. Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) members convened in Mahnomen, MN, Sept.

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Friday, October 23,2009

American Ranch Horse Assoc. scholarship deadline Dec. 31

by WLJ
American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) youth members who plan to attend a college or trade school next year are invited to apply for a $500 00 academic-based schol- arship for the 2010 2010-2011 0 school year. Applications will be accepted in the ARHA office until Dec.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Traits correlated with grid premiums

by WLJ
But Tom Brink, senior vice president for Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, says taking a look at discounts and premiums can help you get more of the latter. Tapping into their database, Brink analyzed more than 300,000 cattle records for correlations with grid components.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Together, wildlife, livestock can improve bottom line

by WLJ
When we realized there was quite a demand for quality big game hunting ...we developed a hunting program where there were a lot of mature bucks with nice antlers, said Rick Danvir, wildlife manager for the Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch near Woodruff, UT.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Wyoming hosts Range Beef Cow Symposium

by WLJ
With more than 30 speakers addressing beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues, the RBCS is a great opportunity to listen to nationally recognized speakers on a wide...

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Friday, October 23,2009

MSGA reminds ranchers about the importance of being involved

by WLJ
With all the things happening right now in Washington, D.C., that have the potential to drastically change the way we are allowed to do our work as ranchers, everyone needs to get involved in their associations, local and statewide, Hougen said.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen seeking steers for fund-raiser

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Research Education Foundation (NCREF) is seeking donations of steers for its annual Retail Value Steer Challenge feeding competition. This is the foundations primary fund-raiser, generating money for scholarships and education and research projects that benefit the Nebraska cattle industry.

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Friday, October 23,2009

AngusSource Carcass Contest winners continue to raise standards

by WLJ
In Lindsay, NE, Beller Feedlot repeated its secondquarter win in the north central region with CAB and Prime acceptance rates at 81 percent. It again relied on the high-quality aim of Homedale, ID, rancher Jimmy Thomas to score big in the carcass contest.

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Friday, October 23,2009

FSIS proposes regulations for small meat plant operations

by WLJ
USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week that it was ready to publish proposed regulations to implement a new voluntary cooperative program under which select state-inspected establishments will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Repeat of last years record-breaking meat exports unlikely

by DTN
The latest, and perhaps most profit-crushing, agricultural barrier thrown up this year by China is a ban on U.S. pork, but China also bans U.S. beef and has done so for years. In addition, China continues to threaten U.S. chicken exports in a complicated feud with the U.

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