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Friday, November 20,2009

National wild horse adoption looks to build awareness in 2010

by WLJ
Organizers of National Wild Horse Adoption Day are looking to 2010 after the successful events of 2009 worked to place 499 wild horses in homes throughout the U.S.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Petsch selected for Meat Export Federation leadership role

by WLJ
Meriden, WY, rancher and cattle feeder Irv Petsch was recently selected to serve as the vice chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Beef and Allied Industries committee. The appointment was made at the USMEF meeting held last week in Denver, CO.

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Friday, November 20,2009

University of Tennessee study analyzes impact of climate change legislation on U.S. agriculture

by WLJ
Net returns for virtually all major crops are positive under a properly constructed cap-and-trade program, according to a University of Tennessee (UT) study released recently by 25x25.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen will address challenges

by WLJ
Cattle producers from throughout the state will gather in Kearney Dec. 9 - 11 for the Nebraska Cattlemens (NC) Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. They will receive updates, discuss challenges and opportunities, and help shape the organizations positions on pressing issues.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Classic Thanksgiving dinner cost declines for 2009

by WLJ
Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings, dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

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Friday, November 20,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) is now accepting DNA samples for analysis with the industrys first breed-specific DNA profile from IGENITY. Angus breeders are one step closer to putting the power of DNA to work in combination with expected progeny differences (EPDs) by using the first genomic-enhanced EPDs available for multiple traits.

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Friday, November 20,2009

BLM sets advisory meeting

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in Reno, NV, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on western public rangelands.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Reminder for Colorado sheep and goats

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds Colorado producers to tag and identify their sheep and goats for scrapie prior to a change of ownership or going to a livestock show.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Voluntary livestock liquidations on the rise, say bankers

by DTN
Grim financials for dairy and pork producers were casting a pall over proceedings of the National Agricultural Bankers Conference in San Antonio, TX, last week. For the first time in 25 years, sessions were concentrating on topics such as organizing loan workouts, handling bankruptcies, and stresstesting loan portfolios.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Superior Livestock Auction under new ownership

by WLJ
Superior Livestock Auction, Inc. is under new ownership. Superior Livestock is now owned by SLAI, LLC which is a wholly owned entity of Farm Credit West, ACA. Farm Credit West is a strong supporter of the livestock industry and is proud to be the new owner of Superior Livestockthe largest livestock auction company in the U.

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