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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  • This winter’s El Niño could be one of the strongest in the past 50 years, leading to a return of meaningful but not necessarily drought-busting rain in California.
    “El Niño has steadily strengthened over the past month and is now approaching strong category strength,” stated AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson. 
  • “In today’s differentiated market, producers who are only paying attention to the Choice/Select spread are missing some of the more significant signals,” says Mark McCully, vice president of production for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. 
  • Technology continues to enhance beef cattle production efforts. For instance, Alberta-based GrowSafe Systems Ltd. has been providing automated systems for measuring feed intake of individual cattle within a pen for 15 years. 

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