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Friday, March 21,2014

Expectations play a role in beef industry

by WLJ
Cattle and beef prices are at record levels in every industry sector, from cow/calf to retail beef prices. These record prices are obviously supported by a very unusual set of supply and demand circumstances.

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Friday, March 14,2014

DID YOU KNOW

by WLJ
Is ground beef the favorite American meat today? Well, many would say so, and a recent white paper suggested it could amount to 55-60 percent of all foodservice and retail beef sales. Ground beef offers great taste and cooking flexibility in tacos, spaghetti sauce, casseroles, meatballs or burgers.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Are the bulls ready for the spring breeding season?

by WLJ
The spring breeding season is less than two months away. If you have not assessed your bull battery recently, time is running out. Contact your local veterinarian and make arrangements to see that your bulls of all ages pass a breeding soundness exam. Ask your veterinarian about the need for a trichomoniasis test.

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Friday, March 14,2014

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Tom was the second of four children (Julia, Tom, Marcy Kirby and Mary Kirby) and grew up in Boise. His father owned Davis Packing Plant in Garden City, and the family lived near the plant. Dad loved living among the Chinese in Garden City and often shared a meal with them.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Guest Opinion

by WLJ
The ongoing debate concerning the possible ESA (Endangered Species Act) listing of sage grouse brings many different issues to mind, such as how do we, as a community, influence the decision so as to retain our property rights and in many cases the...

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Friday, March 14,2014

Beef Bits

by WLJ
Safeway Inc. has agreed to be acquired by the investor group that owns Albertsons, and be merged with the latter supermarket chain, the companies said in a press release. The combination will create the country’s second-largest dedicated supermarket chain, behind Kroger.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Comparing Methods of Pregnancy Testing

by WLJ
There are several advantages and disadvantages to each of the three methods of pregnancy testing. In some instances using a combination of these methods within a herd may be a valuable tool to accomplish marketing goals..

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Friday, March 14,2014

Social media campaign targets digital leader South Korea

by WLJ
When it comes to Internet connectivity, personal computer usage and access to smart phones, South Korea is right at the top of the list.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Tools for beef producers

by WLJ
Record high cattle prices early this year mean there’s that much more at stake for the 2014 breeding season, according to Kansas State University Beef Reproduction Specialist Sandy Johnson. She is reminding producers of tools that are available to help choose optimal breeding systems and implement them successfully.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Vilsack defends COOL rule; trade goes two ways

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack vigorously defended country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for red meat to the National Farmers Union last Monday, but he also warned that restrictions on meat imports need to be science-based if the United States is to continue to win export markets.

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