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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

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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Friday, May 15,2009

Colorado launches ranching legacy program

by WLJ
For more than 150 years, ranching has been a major contributor to Colorados economy while at the same time keeping millions of acres of Colorados open space intact. However, the number of ranchers and ranches in Colorado is continually declining in the face of many challenges.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen scholarship winners

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation (NCREF) is pleased to announce the winners of the foundation scholarships awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. Winners will be recognized during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting June 18 in West Point, NE, during the NCREF Luncheon.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Texas AM Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

by WLJ
The 55th Annual Texas AM Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 at Texas AM University in College Station, TX. Planning committee members from around the state have met with us and helped us put together another outstanding program, said Jason Cleere, Texas Agri- Life Extension beef cattle specialist and conference coordinator.

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Friday, May 15,2009

National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sept. 26

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wild horse groups, and other animal advocates from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day to be held Sept.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Fed cattle market turns steady to higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets were looking steady to slightly higher last week as buyers came to the table looking to secure cattle to fill Memorial Day production needs. The demand has been on the increase from wholesale buyers to meet the holiday weekend sale needs.

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Friday, May 8,2009

Fed trade turns lower

by WLJ
A sagging boxed beef cutout and lackluster demand helped to pull cash cattle prices lower last week. Trade was started on Wednesday with some light volume in Texas and Colorado at $85, but much of the trade looked to be done by Thursday afternoon after Texas and Kansas feeders traded cattle at $84 live basis.

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