The Cattle Business Weekly
  • BLM renews wild horse efforts
    The Bureau of Land Management announced earlier this month that it will initiate 21 research projects aimed at developing new tools for managing healthy horses and burros on healthy rangelands.
  • House votes “Stop”
    The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would ban the importation of Brazilian and Argentine Beef until the United States Department of Agriculture evaluates the potential risk of foot and mouth disease to the US Cattle industry caused by these imports.  
  • Judge rules against Hawaii’s ban on GMOs
    A federal judge last week ruled that a Maui County, Hawaii, ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and, therefore, is invalid.
  • Prime Time Gala raises over $173,000 for Feeding South Dakota
    The evening of June 27 consisted of the three B’s – banquet, boots and bands – as the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation hosted its second annual Prime Time Gala. As a fundraiser for Feeding South Dakota the Gala has come to encompass an upscale cowboy banquet with live and silent auctions followed by a concert. This year’s entertainment was country musicians Tyler Farr and Billy Currington.
    
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  • Minnesota youth named Junior Herdsman of the Year
    ason May, Randolph, Minn., was presented this year’s Herdsman of the Year title and coveted belt buckle. 
  • This year’s tour will feature southeast Nebraska with visits to several Angus ranches, local agricultural companies and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  
  • The Shorthorn Ambassador program is a joint effort of the ASA and the Shorthorn Society of Australia. Every other year a chosen participant will stay with Australian Shorthorn breeders and learn about rural Australia and the Shorthorn breed.  
  • Fire damaged a hay shed at the Lewistown, Mont. Livestock Auction on last Thursday, July 9 prompting a response from several agencies. 
  • hese educational meetings are for Nebraska Cattlemen paid members.  NC staff will be discussing various industry issues at each of the six stops across Nebraska July 20-23.  Scheduled stops are at Bridgeport, Thedford, Lexington, Deshler, York and West Point.  

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