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Friday, August 5,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Generally, the operational model is renewed, and the managerial motto that �if it worked before, it will work again� can be heard humming in the background. By this time, one should be asking if I am talking about resilience or if I have shifted to resistance.

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Friday, August 5,2011

Too much drama

by Pete Crow - Publisher
With the former CBB leadership gone, it appears that all the drama is gone with them, which has changed the complexion of the entire episode. However, I would be certain that some activist cattlemen’s groups will continue to fan the flame in an effort to harm NCBA’s policy efforts.

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Friday, July 29,2011

The heat is on

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It has been a mixed bag in the cattle markets this past week. Superior Livestock Auction’s big Video Royale Sale in Winnemucca, NV, produced some excellent prices for all classes of cattle. Five- to six-weight calves for fall delivery were trading well into the $150-plus range and yearlings for immediate

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Friday, July 29,2011

KAYS korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Although we export only 12-14 percent of our production, strong global demand has raised beef prices and has partially offset spluttering demand at home. Exports have significantly raised cattle values. The export boom is adding more than $200 per head to the value of fed cattle.

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Friday, July 29,2011

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
Dear WLJ Editor: I apologize for missing the deadline on my monthly Bull Tales column. I was preoccupied at the time. You see, I was headed into my office when I spotted a plume of smoke a couple miles southeast of my place.

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Friday, July 29,2011

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Many producers I have visited with lately have said, GIPSA, I thought that was already decided.. While we may all wish it would just go away, the reality is that we need to continue working to stop the U.S.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Planning to cope

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Flood water forces the exodus of cattle to higher ground. Drought does the same on a wider scale, only to greener ground. And in the case of wild fires, tornados and other natural disasters, there might not even be time for that.

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Friday, July 22,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Chester Chet Dale Borror was born in Corning, CA, Sept. 22, 1957, and died July 12, 2011, at his home on Tehama Angus Ranch in Gerber, CA. He was educated in Gerber, Red Bluff and U.C.Davis. Upon graduation, he worked for Kraft Foods in Chicago, IL, in food engineering.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
June is the time of the year when most breed associations run the second of their biannual genetic analyses, and although the expected progeny differences (EPDs) are released mid to late summer, the analysis is typically referred to as the fall run.

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Friday, July 22,2011

LETTER

by WLJ
What do a textile worker in North Carolina, a Lance Corporal in Iraq, a young father from Peru, and a restaurateur in New York have in common? Easy. Theyre all part of the thousands of workers in the United States that owe their livelihoods and sometimes their lives to Americas sheep industry.

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