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Friday, September 4,2009

First-ever Pan-American Hereford evaluation released

by WLJ
The first Hereford genetic evaluation that includes cattle from more than one continent has been released.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Seven Colorado horses infected with West Nile Virus

by WLJ
Seven equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been diagnosed in Colorado as of Aug. 28, 2009. The cases that have been recently diagnosed represent the first reported cases of WNV this year. The WNV positive tests were submitted from horses examined in the north central, northeast, and southeast regions of the state.

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Friday, September 4,2009

JBS looks to move into poultry

by WLJ
JBS SA, the Brazilian firm which made a big move into the U.S. beef industry with its purchase of Greeley, CO-based Swift, along with the assets of Smithfield Beef and Five Rivers Cattle Feeding two years ago, has announced its intention to get into the U.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Montana regains brucellosis-free status

by WLJ
Montanas governor, Brian Schweitzer, was presented Montanas Brucellosis Class Free Certificate from Dr. Brian McCluskey, western regional director of the USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Veterinary Services, last week. USDA-APHIS reinstated the states brucellosis-free status on July 9.

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Monday, August 31,2009

Oregon officials collar another wolf

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Eastern Oregon ranchers are feeling uneasy now that a second female with pups has been collared in the area. In late July, a female wolf, with two or three young pups, was collared by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officers in the remote Salt Creek region near the Imnaha River in the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.

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Monday, August 31,2009

American Red Angus magazine goes global

by WLJ
This interactive format allows viewers to read the entire magazine online with page-flip technology. Unlike the printed version, however, new features will greatly increase communication.

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Friday, August 28,2009

Idaho senator prepares two animal welfare bills

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Two pieces of legislation currently being developed by Republican state senator Tim Corder are aimed at addressing animal cruelty laws in Idaho.

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Friday, August 28,2009

Wolf hunters line up for Idaho tags

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Jeff Siddoway has a personal stake in hoping Idaho hunters will be able to kill 220 gray wolves when the states hunting season for the marauding carnivores tentatively begins on Tuesday, Sept. 1. For the St.

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Friday, August 28,2009

Drop value adds boost to fed price

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started off with light volume last Wednesday at $130-$132 dressed in the Corn Belt along with some $131-132 dressed and $83 live trade in Nebraska. Analysts predicted that last weeks trade would move $1 higher than the prior week in most areas after support firmed in the contract markets and boxed beef showed some resiliency.

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Friday, August 28,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The beef industry is very important to not only the Colorados economy; but throughout the nation. Beef producers across the state are continually faced with increased operating costs and the threat of losing tax exemptions. When the costs of operation goes up, ranchers need to sell their beef at higher prices in order to at least break even.

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