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Friday, May 22,2009

Dates set for Young Ag Leadership Conference

by WLJ
Mark your calendars now for the sixth annual Young Agriculture Leadership Conference (YALC) to be held Oct. 2-4 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena, MT. This conference targets agricultures next generation of leaders, ages 18-40, from across the state to gather the skills and experiences that they will need to be successful industry leaders.

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Friday, May 22,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
DERRY CATTLE CO. 40TH ANNUAL ANGUS BULL SALE April 30, Wood, SD 13 Fall yearling bulls ........ $3,008 58 Yearling bulls ...................2,455 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar

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Friday, May 22,2009

Beef quality in the retail price equation

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Feeders bid on cattle by penciling out the highest price they can pay and still maintain a shot at profit. Packers need a certain number of cattle harvested through their plants, bought at a particular price, to stay afloat. That cost/sales formula follows beef as it continues toward consumers.

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Friday, May 22,2009

SALE calendar

by WLJ
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Oregon experiences first case of wolf predation

by WLJ
A wolf captured near Baker City, OR, two weeks ago is thought to be one of two responsible for the first known case of livestock depredation by wolves since they first reappeared in the state 10 years ago. The capture of the 87-pound male was the culmination of an effort that began in mid-April when the U.

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Friday, May 15,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Total meat production will increase in 2009 and 2010, thanks in large part to higher poultry production, according to USDAs World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. USDA raised expected total meat production to 3.549 billion pounds from last months estimate of 3.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Behind the menu price

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Farm and ranch freezers are often full of homeraised beef, yet producer families still enjoy the classic steakhouse experience now and again. With a quick scan of the menu and some cowboy math, most producers figure the New York strip list price at a hefty premium to the weekly salebarn reports for beef on the hoof.

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Friday, May 15,2009

March pork and beef exports remain solid; exports to Asia surge

by WLJ
Exports of U.S. pork and beef registered a solid performance in March, led by extremely strong pork sales to Mexico and a surge in beef exports to Vietnam, Japan and the Middle East. Pork plus pork variety meat exports rose 16 percent in volume and 17 percent in value over March 2008.

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Friday, May 15,2009

BLM seeks bids for wild horse pasture facilities

by WLJ
As part of its responsibility to manage, protect, and control wild horses and burros, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is soliciting bids for several new long-term (pasture) facilities located in the continental U.S.

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Friday, May 15,2009

SALE calendar

by WLJ
SALE calendar ANGUS Sept. 20 – Oak Ridge Angus Farms, Production Sale, Calistoga, CA Oct. 14 – R.A. Brown Ranch, Bull, Female & Quarter Horse Sale, Throckmorton, TX Nov. 14 – Rocky Mountain Angus Assn., Bull & Female Sale, Ogden, UT HEREFORD Oct. 1 – Jamison ...

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