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Friday, June 25,2010

Robbie LeValley becomes new Colorado Cattlemens Association president

by WLJ
Robbie LeValley of Hotchkiss, CO, became the 2010-2011 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 16 during the associations annual convention in Pueblo, CO. LeValley was born in Worland, WY, and grew up on the family ranch north of Thermopolis, WY.

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Friday, June 25,2010

Idaho continues fight against brucellosis

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Rigby, ID, rancher Keith Lewis maintains a herd of cattle under quarantine after a cow in it tested positive late last year for brucellosis, an infectious bacterial disease that causes cattle, elk and bison to spontaneously abort their calves.

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Friday, June 25,2010

ODFW authorizes removal of two wolves

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Late last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) granted authorization to representatives of USDA�s Wildlife Services Division to remove two of the wolves that have been harassing livestock in Wallowa County since last February.

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Friday, June 25,2010

What “lean” means in beef marketing

by WLJ
Meats offer many benefits, including some essential dietary fats. �They are an incredible source of protein, and all the amino acids that are needed for health,� says Dr. Betsy Booren, director of scientific affairs for the American Meat Institute Foundation.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Video auction sees strong demand and good prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was slow to get started last week as traders positioned themselves ahead of the Cattle on Feed Report. Early week trade in the Corn Belt was light in a range of $145-148 dressed basis while a few early trades in Kansas were reported at $91 live. The full range of trade

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Friday, June 18,2010

Anti-grazing groups sue government agencies

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Public lands grazing fees are again being targeted in the courts, this time by a coalition of groups with a common anti-grazing agenda. In a press release dated June 10, the Center for Biological Diversity, along with other organizations, announced they had filed suit against the Department of the Interior

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Friday, June 18,2010

Finding fault

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
So our logic filter for criticism is a focal point. Does it let through the social and fad-oriented opinions not backed by science? Does it allow consideration of survey data, still not consistent with science but representing a valid snapshot of what people think?.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Byproducts

by Pete Crow - Publisher
New research from Stanford University suggests that production agriculture has slowed down the pace of global warming. This bit of news should have the grow-local and organic-food wonks and the environmental global warming, anti-agriculture crowd wondering what just happened.

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Friday, June 18,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Weaning weight has moved up and down through the years, which is more than likely due to environmental factors. However, the most recent data gathered by the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Associations Cow Herd Appraisal Performance System (CHAPS) program indicates a trend of increased 205-day calf weaning weight.

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Friday, June 18,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The California Beef Council announced recently that the Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 in Santa Maria, CA, has been recognized as an Honorary California Beef Backer for its long-time support of the beef industry. The Elks were presented with the award by local rancher John Lacey at their annual Rodeo Banquet.

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