Inside the March 25th RoundupWritten by WyLR
Here's a preview of the March 25 edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Tradition of testing
MJB Ranch continues as longest-running consignor at Midland Bull Test
Lodge Grass, Mont. – The Brown family made its way to Montana from Texas in the early 1900s, and Jim Brown says, “My granddad started this place in 1926.”
The ranch sits 10 miles southeast of Lodge Grass, Mont. on Owl Creek.
“We started out just like everyone else in the Hereford business,” he comments. “We still have Hereford cattle, but we have Salers, Angus and South Devons, too.”
“We also run some crossbred cattle that Leachmans call Stabilizers,” Brown adds. “The Stabilizer cattle are a four-breed cross that includes Angus, South Devon, Simmental and Gelbvieh or another red breed.”
The ranch strives to produce high-performing bulls that increase profitability for their customers.
Fish and Wildlife Task Force holds final meeting in Casper
Casper – On March 20, the Governor’s Fish and Wildlife Task Force held their final meeting to discuss the outcomes of the program review of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and to finalize their recommendations for the Governor’s consideration.
The Fish and Wildlife Task Force was created by Gov. Matt Mead in 2015 to look at future funding for wildlife management in the state of Wyoming, says Governor’s Office Policy Advisor Matt Fry.
“In 2013, the Legislature debated increasing license fees for the WGFD, and that was unsuccessful,” he explains.
Fry continues, “There were a number of hunters, anglers and general sportsmen’s groups that met with the Governor and asked if he would be willing to set up some sort of a task force or group that would look at opportunities for broadening and stabilizing funding and finding additional opportunities for the department to support wildlife management.”
For cousins and co-owners of Wyoming Malting Company Chad Brown and Gene Purdy, the idea for the company’s creation began approximately five years ago. The company officially completed construction and hosted an open house of their facility on March 17.
Rumors spreading through the Casper College community surfaced that the 167-acre parcel dubbed "The Ranch" would be sold in favor of other options, such as purchasing undeveloped land, for the use the college.
Also inside the Roundup this week:
- WLSB investigates TB.
- Hats off to Wyoming agriculture.
- Is your local government prepared?
- Many options available for growing warm, cool season annual forages.
- Prairie dogs, livestock and forage research in the broader context.
- China suspends beef imports from Brazil in the wake of inspection scandal.
- Variable rate application provides valuable in herbicide control programs.
- NASEM releases report on future of biotechnology products, regulations.
- PastureMap useful in intensive grazing systems.
- Rabobank sees changes in consumer demographics as challenging.
- Drewnowski offers grazing alternatives to paying high grass prices.
- Executive Order looks at comprehensive reorganization in executive branch.
- Western governors tackle rangeland, forest health in Chairman's Initiative.