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Friday, January 15,2010

MSU Extension and MSGA announce Steer of Merit certifications

by WLJ
Montana State University (MSU) Extension and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) distinguished 190 Steers of Merit out of over 950 entries for 2009. Out of 852 steers entered in the Carcass Division, 159 were deemed Steers of Merit. In the Ultrasound Division, 31 out of 104 entries received the distinction.

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Friday, January 15,2010

BQA award winner provides high-quality beef products

by WLJ
An exceptional cattle producer and livestock auction market operator was named the 2010 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winner for his focus on animal care practices. Morris Larson, Spencer Livestock Sales of Spencer, IA, was honored at the Iowa Cattlemens Association Annual Convention in Ames, IA, on Jan.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Red Bluff Bull Sale Consignor List

Bulls, Geldings, Mules and Stockdogs

by WLJ
  ANGUS 6B Angus, Orland, CA Avila Cattle Co., Cottonwood, CA Bar KD Ranch, Culver, OR Bar R Angus, Sloughouse, CA Black Bear Ranch, Montague, CA Cardey Ranches, Turlock, CA Cooper Cattle Co., Oakdale, CA Cottage Creek Angus, Innisfail, AB, CAN CU...

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Friday, January 15,2010

Fed cattle market firm

Optimism boosts feeder cattle markets nationwide.

by WLJ
After very limited trade in the southern Plains during the previous week, cattle feeders in Texas sold cattle early last week with Wednesday trade coming in the $85-85.50 range on a live basis. Corn Belt trade occurred in a range of $136-138 dressed while live cattle sold at $84-85 in the region. The advance in the boxed beef markets

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Friday, January 15,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has delayed indefinitely implementing a final rule adding the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). An outbreak of FMD was reported by the Republic of Korea on Jan.

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Friday, January 15,2010

NRCS accepts applications for FRPP

by WLJ
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), a voluntary conservation program that helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture.

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Friday, January 15,2010

AFBF livestock outlook in 2010: Optimism tempered with caution

by WLJ
Feed grain prices remain historically high but have stabilized in recent months. Increasing grain and oilseed stocks have reduced some of the pressure on grain prices that has been the dominant feature of those markets since late 2006, Anderson said.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Funding available for Texas grassland owners

by WLJ
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to participate in USDAs Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), a $4.6 million conservation program in Texas.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Third annual Cattlemens Day scheduled at UNLs Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory

by WLJ
The third annual Cattlemens Day and Trade Show at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, will provide an update on beef and range research going on at GSL, said Rick Funston, University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) Extension beef reproductive physiology specialist.

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Friday, January 15,2010

2010 National Beef Ambassadors attend Certified Angus Beef seminar

by WLJ
The 2010 National Beef Ambassador Team, consisting of Ellen Hoffschneider, NE, Rebecca Vraspir, WY, Malorie Bankhead, CA, Amanda Laurent, TX, and Jackson Alexander, OK, recently had the opportunity to learn about the history of branded beef and how it relates to everyday consumers.

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