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Friday, October 9,2009

Finalists Announced for Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation and Nebraska Cattlemen are proud to announce the finalists for the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Industry leaders work collectively

by WLJ
Nearly every day, something negative is being said about the beef industry. As consumers become more interested in where their food comes from and anti-agriculture groups become more vocal, the Texas checkoff is taking a proactive approach.

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Friday, October 9,2009

U.S. and Europe detail plan to end beef dispute

by DTN
The European Union (EU) and U.S. circulated details last Wednesday of their ground-breaking deal solving their longrunning dispute over beef.

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Tuesday, September 29,2009

Grizzlies returned to endangered list by judge's ruling

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Idaho livestock spokesmen and a Wyoming Game and Fish official say a U.S. federal judge's Sept. 21 ruling to relist about 600 Yellowstone grizzly bears as endangered will allow the grizzlies to expand their range and further reduce grazing allotments for cattle and sheep on federal lands.

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Tuesday, September 29,2009

COMMENTS

Marketing options

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The big summer video sales are just about over and the yearling cattle fared pretty well up until the last few weeks. There were some good calf sales, but for most cow/calf operators, it was disappointing in relation to last year's prices. Now we're.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Labeling regulations for direct marketing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
An increasing number of ranchers are experimenting with direct marketing their cattle to consumers. Many ranchers practice direct marketing on a small scale, finishing out a few head to sell to family and friends, but some have taken this practice to another level, realizing substantial profits by

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Friday, September 25,2009

Fed trade continues at steady prices

by WLJ
Northern tier feedlots started moving cattle last Wednesday at prices which were steady to $1 lower than the previous week at $128-130 dressed and at $83-83.50 live. Several reports of heavy cattle being discounted added to the downward trend for feeders in the region.

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Friday, September 25,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
At one time, a tag and scale were all the tools needed to start a beef cattle production record system. The tag was placed at birth and the mother and birth date were recorded in the free notebook from the local livestock business.

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Friday, September 25,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
It is my belief after having traversed the entire range of the Pryor Mountain herd and having looked at the amount of grasses left, that if the numbers in this herd are not managed, and a hard winter sets in, whether its this winter or next winter, there is going to be a large die-off in this herd.

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Friday, September 25,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical group of companies, together with its U.S. animal health business Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

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