The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Prime Time Gala planned for June 27
    This year’s entertainment has not yet been announced but it has been revealed the Gala will be on June 27 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and Arena.  
  • This year’s event will be held in Sioux Falls on March 30.  The Beef Crawl is a progressive dinner where participants enjoy a beef appetizer, entrée and dessert at downtown restaurants. 
  • Nebraska Cattlemen (NC)  applauded Senator Jeremy Nordquist’s introduction of legislation to provide immigrants with deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) status the opportunity to obtain Nebraska driver’s licenses. 
  • Annie’s Project gives women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and connect with other women in similar situations to help them develop their management and decision-making skill. 
  • The columns of information in semen and bull sale catalogs seem to get larger and more complex every season. Genetics and genomics can certainly add to confusion and overwhelm a producer considering A.I. or a buyer on sale day. A cooperative effort between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Select Sires and Agrarian will address this confusion through a series of seven meetings across the predominant cow-calf sector of Iowa in February. 
  • Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2014 totaled 1.29 billion bushels, up 3 percent from 2013, according to the USDA’s  
  • Tickets are available for the annual Black Hills Stock Show ® Stockman’s Banquet and Ball to be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Best Western Ramkota in Rapid City. With its move to a new date, tickets are selling quickly for this year Stockman’s Banquet and Ball.
      
  • Hailey Anderson won the show, and Joanna (Joey) Harris was grand champion. Harris’ calf is only one of two catch-a-calf steers eligible for the NWSS junior livestock auction. 
  • Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association recently presented the King Ranch of Cheyenne, Wyo. with the 2015 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award in recognition of Mark Eisele’s dedication to sustainable ranching. 
  • Big Sky Equipment Co. owner Gary Brown tells the Great Falls Tribune his business is a total loss.  
  • Des Moines drinking water utility is preparing to sue under the Clean Water Act three nearby agricultural counties for failing to control agricultural runoff that is contaminating the utility’s source water. 
  • Invest in a socially, financially and environmentally sound future for your farm and family by attending “Managing Land, Wealth and People for Success: A Holistic Management Introductory Course,” Feb. 24-26. 
  • Nebraska Legislature kicks off, bills introduced
    Three days into the first session of the 104th Nebraska Unicameral Legislature, several bills have been introduced that have the potential to affect state cattle producers. 
  • Since 1990, the NILE has awarded scholarships to deserving FFA and 4-H students that have been actively involved in their respective programs and communities, excelled in the classroom, and participated in NILE events. 
  • The Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills Affiliat will hold their first meeting of the new year, Thursday, January 15th at 7 p.m at the Lonely Grill, east of Thedford. 
 
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