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Beef Northwest is a diversified agribusiness with cattle feeding operations in Nyssa and Boardman, Oregon, and Quincy, Washington.

With a one-time capacity of 95,000 head, Beef Northwest is the Northwest’s largest supplier of quality cattle to Tyson in Wallula, Washington, and naturally raised cattle to AB Foods, in Toppenish.

Committed to the economic and environmental sustainability of the communities it serves, Beef Northwest traces its roots to the 1800s, when the Wilson family first raised cattle on Oregon’s productive rangelands.

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April tips for beef cattle herds

With the beginning of the breeding season monitor the activity of each bull. Be sure all bulls are walking properly and checking cows for estrus activity. Sometimes bulls can become lame or injured which could affect their ability to locate and breed cows.

EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on glyphosate herbicide

U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned.

Meat of the Matter: Snow job

A viral video unveils the fundamental fallacy under which animal activists operate. There are two sets of rules: One for farm animals and pets, and one for every other animal on Earth.

A young women walks into a trendy San Francisco restaurant and begins delivering a speech to the sparse group of diners inside, coming close to tears as she begins an emotional recital.

“I have a little girl who was abused. She had a terrified look in her eyes,” she says.

Meat of the Matter: Bad deal all around

The Kraft -Heinz merger bodes ill for everyone — except for lawyers, bankers and stockholders. They’ll be getting fatter than ever (and not just from eating the stuff the new company makes).

Photo of the day: "Cozy calves"

These calves know how to relax

Meat of the Matter: A weighty diagnosis

In 2013, the American Medical Association classified obesity as an official disease. Good call? Maybe, but the ‘cure’ has nothing to do with medicine — and that’s a good thing.

Meat of the Matter: The Caveman Diet

Once and for all, scientists have put to rest the theory that humanity’s ‘natural diet’ consists of soybeans and salads. The proof they’ve uncovered is — literally — set in stone.

Photo of the day: "Spots"

Today’s photo goes to this great snap of a calf at Rockin' B Ranch! Check out @ranchergrl on Instagram for more shots from the ranch!

Be sure to follow  @droverscattlenetwork on Instagram for snapshots of all sectors of the beef industry.

Oklahoma Cattle on feed inventory up 2 percent from last year

The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 275 thousand head on March 1, 2015, up 4 percent from the previous month and up 2 percent from the March 1, 2014 level.

Placements during February were 42 thousand head, down 2 percent from a year ago.

Marketings of fed cattle during February were 30 thousand head, down 17 percent from 2014.

Other disappearance during February totaled 2 thousand head.

Texas Cattle on feed down 1 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.45 million head on March 1, 2015, down 1 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down 2 percent from the February 1, 2015 level. Producers placed 285 thousand head in commercial feedlots during February, down 30 percent from a year ago and down 19 percent from January.

Texas commercial feeders marketed 315 thousand head during February, down 13 percent from 2014 and down 9 percent from January.

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