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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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From the board room: Animal care and well-being

From the minute a calf is born all the way through the production chain, cattlemen and women work around the clock 356-days a year to provide the best quality care for their cattle. The theme of May issue of Drovers CattleNetwork is animal care and well-being, and our board members highlight changes they have made recently to improve animal care and well-being on their operations and changes they expect to make in the next five years.

Major damage to corn and soybeans begins at 28

2015 row-crop planting in South Dakota began relatively early this spring and has progressed at a rapid pace. As of May 17, 46 percent of corn had emerged.

Meat of the Matter: A legal non-victory

Contrary to media coverage, a series of amendments to animal welfare regulations in New Zealand do not represent a victory for advocates of legal status for livestock.

FDA proposes rule to collect antimicrobial sales, distribution data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule today that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys). The additional data would improve understanding of how antimicrobials are sold or distributed for use in major food-producing animals and help the FDA further target its efforts to ensure judicious use of medically important antimicrobials.

Meat of the Matter: Legal rights just all wrong

An activist group is claiming that a lawsuit filed to force a New York state university to ‘free’ a pair of chimps represents a precedent that establishes animals with legal rights.

#MeatMonday: Balsamic Steak au Poivre

Check out the beef of the week! This quick steak will make #MeatMonday a hit with your family.

Photo of the Day: Roany

Photo of the day goes to @idrancherswife on Instagram. Check out her #ranchlife photos from Idaho.

Look back at the spring calving season and start to make improvements now

Only 1 to 2 months ago the spring calving cows were calving, the temperature was cold and some of the calving pastures were muddy. Experience would say that you do not want to ask cow calf operators how “calving” is then, because the response would be less than objective, reflecting bone-chilling cold and not enough sleep.

Meat of the Matter: Animal-free shopping

Portland, Ore., is the site of what a clutch of overwrought journalists are calling ‘the world’s first vegan mini-mall.’ But a vegan tattoo parlor? A vegan strip club? Really? Yeah — really.

A conversation with returning Cattlemen's Beef Board member Max Bozeman

Max Bozeman served on the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) from 2008 through 2010 before taking some time off. He's been invited back, re-appointed to a real life second act by Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack.

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