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Friday, November 14,2014

Dietary guidelines talk turns to sustainability

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The sixth meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, made up of a 14-member panel appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, was held Friday, Nov. 7. The committee has been taking into consideration a number of comments on the future guidelines, including the sustainability topic.

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Friday, November 14,2014

GRSB releases global principles and criteria for defining sustainable beef

by WLJ
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) announced last week that its membership has overwhelmingly approved global principles and criteria for defining sustainable beef and sustainable beef production practices.

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Friday, November 14,2014

CAB writing internship

by WLJ
Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) offers paid positions for those who will be juniors or seniors during the internships from next summer into spring 2016.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Apply now for CAB's beef scholarships

by WLJ
The Colvin Scholarship Fund has grown to award higher cash amounts to deserving students. Offered by the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand, the annual awards recognize Louis “Mick” Colvin’s dedication to making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best.

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Friday, November 14,2014

USDA moves forward with second checkoff plan; comments welcome

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“Beef industry representatives agree that this important program needs more resources. USDA is stepping up at a critical juncture to help achieve the industry’s goal,” said Vilsack. “With this action we can boost research investments, increase beef exports, and encourage folks here at home to support American beef producers.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Checkoff-funded beef innovation targets the Millennial market

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
One industry detail you’ve likely seen bandied about since summer is the return on investment numbers for the Beef Checkoff Program. For every dollar invested in the checkoff, the program has reportedly returned about $11.20 to the beef industry.

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Friday, November 14,2014

On-farm research helps producers

by WLJ
As corn and soybean growers work to get crops out of the fields this fall, next year’s growing season may not be the first thing on their minds. However, Laura Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Educator, said harvest is the ideal time to consider how on-farm research could benefit their operations.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Using wheat pasture as a winter supplement for cows

by WLJ
Limited grazing of wheat pasture has proven to be the best and also more efficient approach for utilizing this high-quality forage with mature beef cows. The protein requirements of a dry cow can be met by allowing her to graze on wheat pasture for one day and returning her to dry pasture grass and/or hay for 2-3 days.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Not your everyday probiotics

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
You may have heard about the benefits of probiotics in health food stores or from your doctor. But the microorganisms that colonize the human gut aren’t the only ones that need some love. Cattle and their colonies of gut microbes also benefit from special attention.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Product News

Merck announces next steps on Zilmax

by WLJ
The company, which pulled Zilmax (zilpaterol hydrochloride) in August of 2013 amid animal welfare concerns, has been working diligently to get the product back on the market, with a five-step program that, to date, has included: • Extensive review...

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