Miscellaneous

Livestock Industry Hails Passage of Wildfire 
Prevention Package

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) this week hailed the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, H.R. 1526, legislation to prevent the continuation of catastrophic wildfire events by improving federal forest management.

2012: A Checkoff Year in Review

As calendar year 2012 comes to a close and we reflect back on the year, it’s hard to select only a few program highlights to share because there were so many. To be brief, we bring you the Top 5:

 

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BOLD research:  Registered Dietitians and other health professionals received factual, scientifically supported beef nutrition information following the publication of the remarkable checkoff-funded Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) research study published in January in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. News of the study reached thousands of health professionals through an educational webinar about beef’s role in a heart-healthy diet.

 

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Record High U.S. Cattle Prices Forecast for 2013

Mess with corn and soybean prices, you get record-high cattle prices.

The world’s top beef producer expects U.S. cattle prices will jump 20 percent to a record next year as rain on grazing fields and corn crops prompts ranchers from Texas to Nebraska to feed animals instead of sending them to slaughter. Beef output in the world’s biggest producing country will slide as much as 6 percent in 2013 because of reduced processing, JBS SA Chief Executive Officer Wesley Batista said in a Nov. 30 interview from his Sao Paulo headquarters. That compares with a 4.2 percent drop to 24.6 billion pounds (11.2 million metric tons) forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month.
 

10 Ways Ethanol Helps Livestock Farmers

While the drought is having a profound impact on crop production, thanks to ethanol production there is a larger and more flexible corn supply than was available during previous droughts of this magnitude.

“A USDA report confirms what we already knew that the drought’s impact on supply and price will be felt by corn consumers around the world,” stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw.

The following list from the IRFA gives 10 ways that ethanol production helps livestock farmers during the 2012 drought.

American Buffalo Knife & Tool

American Buffalo Knife and Tool, Inc. has a line of products for the serious Cowboy. The ABKT line of knives are designed and made to be used and carried on a daily basis. ABKT's exclusive designs are highly collectible as well as being functional. We at ABKT knives pride ourselves on offering our customers a high quality knife at a fair value. All ABKT knives come with a life time warranty to insure you our customer that we stand behind our product.

Collectible knives are limited to as few as 100 pieces adding to their value as a collectible. Each collectible knife is handmade by experienced knife makers and designers. These knives will be collectible keepsakes that will only increase in value. 

CHRISTOPHERSON HALTER COMPANY

Each halter and neck rope is individually made on an antique rope machine using polypropylene twine. One end is woven into an adjustable headstall.  The other end is a natural end.  There is no wire, tape, or melting needed to keep it from fraying. 

CHRISTOPHERSON HALTER COMPANY

Posted on 31 October 2011

Each halter and neck rope is individually made on an antique rope machine using polypropylene twine. One end is woven into an adjustable headstall.  The other end is a natural end.  There is no wire, tape, or melting needed to keep it from fraying. 

Agrability

The vision of AgrAbility is to enable a high quality lifestyle for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term "disability" often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses not only these but also many other conditions, such as arthritis, back impairments, and behavioral health issues.

Tillman Motor Co.

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Hamilton Equipment Co.

Hamilton Equipment is dedicated to providing the best equipment sales and rentals available at fair prices.

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