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Program: Land & Livestock Report


KayDee Gilkey hosts Open Range a 2 1/2 minute daily radio program that covers, issues, lifestyle and lore of the American West. Those of us  that make our homes  west of the Rockies are passionate about conservation, energy, fish and wildlife, fishing, hunting, riding,  ranching and yes our western traditions including round-ups and rodeos.

"The west isn't merely a place, rather a place of mind."



  • Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Comment Period Extended

    From time to time, I like to bring awareness to issues that may currently only affect a portion of my listening area — like Central Washington — on the topic of grizzly bear reintroduction.

  • US Beef Opportunities in Middle East

    Gulfood 2017 is a food trade show held in Dubai, that has developed into one the premier food exhibitions in the world

  • Winter Nutrition Critical for Cow Herd

    Though many ranchers are still focused on calving season, this is the time to be thinking about their cows and bulls nutritional needs for the upcoming breeding season.

  • AniCell Biotech Runner UP in Venture Madness

    A relatively new company that has exciting regenerative products to treat both equine and canine ligament damages and hard-to-heal superficial wounds —- AniCell Biotech — has been named as the Venture Madness Runner Up.

  • The Three Ts —Trust, Taste and Transparency

    At the recent Bayer CropScience Advocacy Forum, New Mexico young farmer Jay Hill participated on a producer panel. He spoke about the mission or vision of his second generation family farm.

  • Cattle Market Update

    What might the future hold for the cattle market? CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good says there’s reason to be optimistic.

  • New Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

    Last week Montana native Ryan Zinke was confirmed as the US Secretary of the Interior.

  • Winter Weather Stress Reminder

    For most of us around the West, we are ready for spring and ready to be done with the snow and winter storms.

  • Value of Export Market Development Programs

    The U.S. House Committee on Ag had several recent subcommittee hearings in preparation for the next Farm Bill.

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Objectives in his New Role

    At last week’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s Legislative Advocacy event, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt shared his goals for the agency. He says the agency must work within its authority, not beyond.

  • ESA Bills to Improve Transparency and Local Involvement

    Washington state Congressman Dan Newhouse has introduce two bills concerning reform to the Endangered Species Act — bringing more accountability and providing more opportunity to state and local governments to provide input.

  • Trump Begins Roll Back on WOTUS

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to roll back the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s highly-criticized ‘Waters of the US’ rule.

  • Trump Begins Roll Back on WOTUS

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to roll back the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s highly-criticized ‘Waters of the US’ rule

  • Vaccination Reminder

    Most ranchers across the West are well aware of the importance of and having a vaccination program in place for their cattle herd.

  • Bull Sale Season

    One of the bright spots of this time year, regardless of the dismal and long winter, is that it is that time of year for beef producers to do their bull shopping. I always enjoy getting out to the bull sales to visit with folks I haven’t seen in a while.

  • Parasite Control

    When it comes to turning your cattle out in the spring, it is critical to remember parasite control.

  • Simple Solutions for Complex Issues Too Good to Be True

    The Range Allotment Owners Association was created last summer. According to the website, their purpose is educating, informing and assisting allotment owners in protecting their property rights and promoting the interests of livestock organizations and communities dependent on the West’s livestock industry.

  • Costco Expansion Provides Additional Momentum for US Beef in South Korea

    U.S. beef is rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and now receives a further boost as Costco has officially begun converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100 percent U.S. product.

  • Cows’ Calving Time Nutritional Needs

    Once a cow has calved it remains critical for her to receive enough nutritionally to not only feed her calf but also to prepare her body for getting bred again.

  • Farm Regulatory Act: A Bill To Clarify Farm Regulatory Certainty

    Recently introduced bi-partisan legislation, HR 848 the Farm Regulatory Certainty Act, will prevent farmers from being targeted twice if they are already engaged in legal action or are making a diligent attempt to work with the state or federal government to address issues.

  • Company With Fly Control Solutions

    While at the recent Cattle Industry Convention’s Trade Show Field Reporter Tom Allen stopped by the Central Life Sciences booth and visited with Senior Director of Sales Tracy Harris who shared more details about their livestock fly control products.

  • State Beef Councils Will Continue to Prioritize Marketing to Millennials

    Jerry Effertz, a North Dakota cow-calf producer, is the newly elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils.

  • Livestock Marketing Association’s Recent Legislative Win

    Livestock Marketing Association’s Vice President Government and Industry Affairs Chelsea Good shares more about bill that was passed that helped to modernize the Packer and Stockyard Act

  • Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef

    Director of Procurement and Producers Relations for Snake River Farms Wagyu Program Annie Inks says that their production program is unique in that they have a closed system and they are involved in every aspect from providing the genetics to the processing plant.

  • Shifting Rationale of FDA’s Draft Guidance Concerning

    Yesterday we began a conversation about the FDA recently released a draft guidance concerning genome editing which mimics what happens in natural selection — so when genome editing makes a polled Holstein the FDA would consider that a drug needing to be regulated.

  • FDA’s Draft Guidance on Animal Genomic Editing

    The FDA recently released a draft guidance concerning genome editing which mimics what happens in natural selection — not bringing in new genes but rather just tweaking an animal’s DNA

  • Western Ranchers Hail US Passage of Resolution to Repeal BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule

    The House’s recent passage of the resolution to repeal of BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule is a very positive step for ranchers and others who work with BLM across the West.

  • Update on U.S. Beef Export Results

    At last week’s Cattle Industry Annual Convention U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Philip Seng shared the following with member so the Export Growth Committee.

  • Ranch To Table Culinary Education Program Available

    The recently created Ranch to Table online Culinary Education program by AgriBeef Company while geared toward culinary instructors, is available for anyone who is interested in learning more about the different sectors of the beef industry.

  • New NCBA President Elected at Last Week’s Cattle Industry Convention

    A new President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was elected — Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattleman with a commercial cattle feeding operation from Elwood Nebraska — at last week’s Cattle Industry Convention.

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