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Friday, December 17,2010

Needed changes

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The USDA Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration’s congressional mandate to make changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act appeared to hit a big stalling point last week. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced last week that the agency will perform

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Friday, December 17,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The worlds largest international food and beverage trade exhibition, SIAL, was the setting for a unique blind taste challenge this October that put U.S. striploins, top blades and flank steaks in direct comparison, side by side, with top-quality striploins from Argentina, Ireland, Germany and France.

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Friday, December 17,2010

McNicholas to be honored at Red Meat Club

by WLJ
McNicholas, who is in his 40th year as concessionaire for NWSS, also runs the food and retail concessions for 32 zoos, aquariums, and museums across the country, including the Denver Zoo. McNicholas began his career in concessions in 1954 as a high school student running a popcorn stand at the Chicago Bears Stadium.

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Friday, December 17,2010

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

by WLJ
8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest - C 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Meats Judging Contest - CSU, Ft. Collins, CO 8:00 a.m. Colorado Rocky Mt Fiddle Championships - BP 8:00 a.m. National South Devon Show - SA 8:00 a.m. Quarter Horse Performance Classes - EC 10:00 a.

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Friday, December 10,2010

Wyoming sees spike in brucellosis cases

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Brucellosis, an infectious bacterial disease which commonly leads to abortion in livestock and wildlife, may be on the rise in northwest Wyoming. Animal health officials in that state confirmed infections in two separate herds in Park County in recently, and have identified a possible third outbreak in nearby

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Friday, December 10,2010

Market slips lower

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week appeared to be reverting back to the late week pattern of earlier this year. The demand for cattle by packers has fallen off somewhat now that most of the purchasing for end of year featuring is complete. Last week, there was talk that packers could begin cutting production in

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Friday, December 10,2010

Need to grow

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Cattle markets have been a nice surprise the past few weeks. Market advances have exceeded what most analysts were expecting. Maintaining fed prices in the $1 per pound area for an extended period of time is remarkable. Cattle supplies remain low in North America and you have to wonder if we’ll see

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Friday, December 3,2010

BLM takes steps to map sage grouse habitat

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In an attempt to aid management of the greater sage grouse in western states, the Bureau of Land Management released on Nov. 23 a range-wide breeding density map of the bird’s populations. The map identifies density of sage grouse populations across its range based on estimation of male grouse attendance at

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Friday, December 3,2010

Live cattle prices reach $104 in some markets

by WLJ
Live cattle prices surged to near-record levels last week as good demand at home and abroad encouraged packers to pay up early for cattle. On Tuesday last week, live sales in the South jumped $2-2.50 to reach $104 while dressed cattle traded at $161. In the northern

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Friday, December 3,2010

Read the fine print

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
What do cell phone promotions, credit card solicitations, and the administration’s sales patter about its "new approach" to public lands management all have in common? Each one of them is tricked out with feel-good language to conceal the facts buried in that fine print they’d rather you didn’t read.

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