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Friday, October 29,2010

Checkoff gauges consumer issues surrounding beef safety

by WLJ
The beef checkoff conducts p e r i o d i c surveys to m o n i t o r consumer confidence in the safety of beef. These studies provide measures of the effects on consumers of issues in the marketing environment and support a strategic foundation for consumer and influencer programs in issues management and communications.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Considerations for grazing cattle on winter wheat

by WLJ
Despite dry conditions over much of western and central Kansas this fall, some areas have had enough recent rain to increase the chances of having pasture for cattle.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Schulers honored as 2010 Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Schuler-Olsen Ranch of Bridgeport, NE, received the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Pioneer Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16-17.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Hold down winter feed costs with these feed alternatives

by DTN
For Troy Ellis, winter feeding is all about holding the line on body condition and making sure cows and heifers are in good shape for a round of AI work by mid- November. But this year, it's looking to be a more expensive proposition.

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Friday, October 22,2010

U.S. producers fly cattle to Kazakhstan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Last week, nearly 170 pregnant cows and heifers boarded a Boeing 747 in Fargo, ND, destined for the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. They were the second of 12 such loads, scheduled between now and mid-December, designed to bolster the former Soviet nations ailing beef industry.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Third environmental group received funds to drop litigation against Ruby Pipeline

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In August, activity along the Ruby natural gas pipeline route rumbled to life within hours of the project's final approval. Across Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, a daily cavalcade of pickups now lines the right-of-way along the pipeline. Work crews swarm like ants, blasting, digging, and furiously laying pipe.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Prices post big increase as demand soars

by WLJ
Fed cattle prices took a big leap higher last week as packers came to the table on Wednesday paying $101-102.50 for live cattle, prices which were $4-5 higher than the previous week. Dressed cattle sales came in $7-8 higher than the previous week at $158-160.

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Friday, October 22,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
There are quite a few regulatory issues affecting agriculture that have been promoted by the Obama administration. Most of the real damage is coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Just the clean water and clean air issues alone pose a great threat to the profitability of agriculture.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Longevity

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
The oldest cow on record died in Ireland in 1993 at the age of 49, having been born on St. Patricks Day 1944 in Kerry and producing 39 calves over time. So she missed a few yearsbig deal.

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Friday, October 22,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Third-party verification sounds and is very simple. For someone who wants assurances that others are doing what they say they are doing, you simply ask a third, unbiased person to validate the claims.

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