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Friday, February 13,2015

Keynote on breakthrough opportunities inspires

by WLJ
Keynote speaker Erik Wahl encouraged cattlemen to “break outside of business as usual” to create new opportunities and become stronger through failure at the opening general session of the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The opening general session was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmetica, Inc.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Two days of producer education headlines convention

by WLJ
The Cattle Industry Convention kicked off with two days of producer education at the Zoetis Animal Healthsponsored Cattlemen’s College. The college has become widely known as one of the most thorough, in-depth educational events offered to cattlemen and women in the country.

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Friday, February 13,2015

CattleFax predicts strong prices to remain in 2015

by WLJ
Analysts told the capacity crowd to expect fed cattle prices averaging in the mid-$150s, slightly higher than last year. Prices will trade in a range from near $140 at the lows to near $170 at the highs in the year ahead. While early year highs for 550-pound steers will range from near $285 to lows near $235.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Advancing private land stewardship

by WLJ
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Texas A&M University’s Institute Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR), and the East Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding that formed the Center for Private Land Stewardship (CPLS). The signing took place Tuesday, Feb.

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Friday, February 13,2015

South Dakota ranch honored for commitment to environmental stewardship

by WLJ
Rock Hills Ranch and the Lyle and Garnet Perman Family of Lowry, SD, were named national winners of the Environmental Stewardship Award for 2014. The award recognizes ranchers for their dedication to exceptional land management practices which serve to improve soil, air and water quality for all.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Renewed focus on young beef leaders

by WLJ
The initiative was announced following an NC- BA YBL Roundtable Feb. 5 during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Students awarded CME scholarship

by WLJ
Ten outstanding college students were awarded $1,500 CME Beef Industry Scholarships at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Max Deets Award

by WLJ
Keith Nantz of Maupin, OR, has been awarded the Max Deets Leadership Award by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the cattle industry. Nantz was recognized for his achievement at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, Feb.

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Friday, February 13,2015

ASI Board of Directors elects new officers

by WLJ
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Board of Directors elected new officers during the 2015 ASI Convention in Reno, NV. Elected to the office of President is Burton Pfliger, ND; Mike Corn, Roswell, NM, was elected Vice President; and, Benny Cox, San Angelo, TX, is ASI’s new Secretary/ Treasurer.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Swan Leadership Award

by WLJ
JoAnn Smith of Micanopy, FL, was awarded the Swan Family Leadership Award at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the industry conference in San Antonio, TX. This award recognizes worthy individuals who have made a difference during a lifetime of dedication and leadership to the beef industry.

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