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Monday, April 20,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Korea. Donald married Mary Alice Donald Wesley Albert, 78, passed Sigman in Prineville on June 18, away April 2, 2009. He was born June 1960. He is survived by his wife; a 26, 1930, in Boulder, CO, to Charles daughter, Dawn Marie (Ron) Alexan- and Una (Arbuthnot) Albert.

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Friday, April 17,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Texas CattleWomen is hosting a Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest, open to all youth between the ages of 17 and 20, to prepare young people to speak up on behalf of the beef industry. Four winners will receive $6,000 in prize money and scholarships.

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Friday, April 17,2009

Making cows count

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
Cows cant do math, but their owners should at least do some counting. From financial balance sheets to stocking rates, a precise inventory is a must. Beyond that, you need cows that are worth owning. Cows that matter, that count because of what they can profitably produce.

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Friday, April 17,2009

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Last week, the boxed beef cutout rallied around $10 from the previous week based on lower processing numbers. Cattle sold at $86 two weeks ago and moved up to $89- 90 on the cash market last week, which should put some profit back in the picture for both cattle feeders and packers.

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Friday, April 17,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The other day was difficult. The discussion centered on the horse industry as the Dickinson Research Extension Center was reviewing program costs. As the horse program was discussed, the updated costs were noted. Based on a five-year average, the annual cost (direct and overhead expenses) for maintaining a producing mare and nursing foal was $764.

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Friday, April 17,2009

Cut-out helps create surge in fed prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle prices got a good boost last week as buyers were aggressive in their search for the last remaining pens of yearling cattle as calf-fed cattle begin to come to market, according to analysts.

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Friday, April 17,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
What else is the dairy industry going to do to screw the beef producers again? Where are the people who represent the beef producers NCBA [National Cattlemens Beef Association]? Why dont we have an organization that is out to take care of our...

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Friday, April 17,2009

Farm Bureau speaks out against mandatory cap-and-trade

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Congress should not pass cap-and-trade legislation mandating reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, but should instead promote a market-based incentive program to address climate change, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said last Tuesday.

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Friday, April 17,2009

Borror named California Livestock Man of the Year

by WLJ
The California Livestock Man of the Year award was presented to William F. Borror of Tehama Angus Ranch, Gerber, CA, during the Jr. Grand National Livestock Show held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.

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Friday, April 17,2009

Vilsack hears arguments on animal ID system

by DTN
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack sat down last Wednesday to listen to opinions from livestock and meat industry representatives on what direction they believe the government should take in improving its animal identification and tracking program.

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