The Cattle Business Weekly
  • The sixth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will be held on July 9 and 10 at the Lodge in Deadwood. Pre-registration is required at www.sdagsummit.com.  
  • Do you know a Montana rancher who is a leader in stewardship and sustainability, implementing conservation practices to ensure the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their operation? Encourage them to apply for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award, presented by the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). 
  • 4-H, FFA and junior breed association members who own and exhibit a market beef or breeding heifer at the 2015 Iowa State Fair this year are eligible to enter the Iowa Beef Heifer Award contest. 
  • Kansas Livestock Association is offering a $2,500 reward for information about three solar panels stolen from a water tank in a pasture northwest of White City 
  • The 13th annual North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Feedlot Tour will be June 16 at feedlots in Elgin, N.D., New Leipzig, N.D., and Morristown, S.D. 
  • The rise in consumer-driven demand for specialized products might concern traditional beef producers, but Dr. Lowell Catlett, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University,  says it’s a way to attract more beef-eaters by giving them options.   
  • Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May. 
  •  A man and wife will be tried together in a Nebraska courtroom, accused of fraudulently taking money from a farmer for an outbuilding that never was built. 
  • I once heard Bud Williams say, “Ranchers love their cows and hate their grass.” Bud thought they had it backwards. They should love their grass and hate their cattle. I know that Bud didn’t really hate cattle or think that anyone else ought to hate them, but his point was that for a livestock business to be profitable, it must be a grass business first. 
  •  The state of Wyoming is taking over care of the  historic LX Bar Ranch in Campbell County and will spend $280,000 to make repairs to buildings. 
  • Today, Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced they are introducing bipartisan legislation to repeal EPA’s “Waters of the United States” proposal, a proposal that will jeopardize the rights of private property owners across the country.  
  • If you feel strongly about the future of the Angus breed and the Auxiliary’s mission, serving on the national level is a wonderful way to contribute, says Cortney Holshouser, Auxiliary advisor and past president. 
  • For the week ending April 19, 2015, clear conditions during the first part of the week allowed fieldwork to advance, but gave way to rain which limited activity during the latter half, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  An inch or more of precipitation was common throughout the State, with two to three inches reported in west central counties.   
  • The American News reports that a National Transportation Safety Board report released this week says the pilot’s decision to fly low in deteriorating weather and the non-operating light on the turbine were likely causes. 
  •  Custom designed trailer to be auctioned at Prime Time Gala
    Featured during the auction at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation’s Prime Time Gala on June 27, 2015 will be a custom designed trailer from Eby.  
 
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