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Friday, February 6,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen analyzes 300 legislative bills

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Legislative Committee met in Lincoln Jan. 21 and 22 and analyzed 309 bills it considered potentially pertinent to cattle producer interests. The committee made recommendations to the NC Board of Directors, which took positions on 207 billssupport 63, oppose 34, and monitor 110.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Officers elected for Nebraska Beef Council

by WLJ
New officers for the Nebraska Beef Council were elected Jan. 19, 2009, at the Nebraska Beef Council office in Kearney, NE. Dave Hamilton, a cow/ calf producer from Thedford, NE, was elected chairman. Hamilton represents producers in District 2; counties included are Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine, Loup, Brown, Rock and Keya Paha.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Dairy producer elected to chair Cattlemens Beef Board

by WLJ
After an eventful week in Phoenix, AZ, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Lucinda Williams joins the ranks of many ranchers across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) chair.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Ag outlook and farm bill conferences set

by WLJ
Given the current economic uncertainty, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service has scheduled eight agricultural outlook conferences throughout the state. Several members from the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will be presenting.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Idaho Beef Council hires Davis as program manager

by WLJ
The Idaho Beef Council is pleased to announce Katlin Davis as its new program manager. As program manager, Davis is responsible for implementing the Beef Councils market plan for increasing consumer beef demand throughout the state of Idaho.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Instrument assessment of beef makes major strides in 10 years

by WLJ
Beef grading has been a vital marketing serviceprovided by USDA since the 1920s. Consumers, through retail, restaurant, and commercial food service buyers, have come to rely on USDA Prime, Choice, and Select as symbols of quality. Much of the U.S.

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Friday, February 6,2009

National Beef Backer Award winners announced

by WLJ
National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice were announced two weeks ago by the Beef Checkoff Program at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The Beef Backer Award recognizes chain and independent restaurant operators who excel in menuing and marketing beef.

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Friday, February 6,2009

ANCW elects Kristy Lage president

by WLJ
Kristy Lage, Arthur, NE, has been elected 58th president of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) during the organizations 2009 annual meeting Jan. 27-30 in Phoenix, AZ. ANCW is a voice for women who support and promote the beef industry.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Millerberg to repeat as NALF president

by WLJ
The 2009 Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) was held Jan. 12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. About 90 members and guests attended. With NALF President Bob Millerberg, Draper, UT, presiding, the main order of business was the Board of Directors election.

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Friday, February 6,2009

NCBA elects new officers, sets policy at annual convention in Phoenix, AZ

by WLJ
Members of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting last month as the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Phoenix. This years convention and trade show was attended by approximately 5,300 people.

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