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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Clarence Frey honored with Historic Angus Herd Award

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The American Angus Association salutes Clarence Frey, Mulhall, OK, for his continued ownership and production of Angus cattle for more than 50 years. Frey will receive a certificate signed by the associations president to honor this Historic Angus Herd achievement.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Washington cattlemen optimistic about future of industry

by WLJ
The Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) recently hosted its fifth annual meeting in Colville, WA. Participants heard from several speakers including U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) Region I Director Lee Engelhardt and USCA Director of Government Affairs Jess Peterson.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

USDA reserves use of 840 animal ID numbers for those born in U.S.

by WLJ
USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reserving the use of animal identification numbers with the 840 prefix to only animals born in the U.S. The number 840 is the U.S. country code and appears at the beginning of all animal identification numbers issued in this country.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Schafer leads mission for Central American trade opportunities

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Agiculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently led a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the U.S. and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

E. coli vaccine moves closer to approval

by WLJ
Massive beef recalls in both the U.S. and Canada in 2008 prompted many consumer watchdog groups to question the sanitation procedures of beef plants and to worry that USDAs and CFIAs inspection processes are inadequate. This news from CFIA is extremely encouraging, said Graeme McRae, Bioniche CEO.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Superior Stampede and Mexicos largest cattle union join forces

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Superior Stampede, a division of Superior Livestock Auction, recently entered into a joint venture with the Union Ganadera Regional De Chihuahua (UGRCH), the cattlemens union for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Under terms of the agreement, UGRCH will act as the exclusive representative for all cattle sold by Superior Stampede that enter the U.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

SALE reports

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Sept. 13, Canova, SD 81 Female Herefords. . . . . .$2,710 3 Hereford bulls. . . . . . . . . . . 1,767 Hereford embryo lots gross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,170 211 Angus females . . . . . . . . 2,430 Auctioneers: Roger Jacobs and Matt Sims Sale Management: MCS Auctions.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

VIDEO auction

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100 weaned steers at 585 lbs.; Walt Siewert Ranch, Huntley, MT, $115.50, October 20 delivery. 100 steers at 600 lbs.; Todd Miller Ranch, Carson, ND, $115.50, October 18 delivery. 90 steers at 600 lbs.; Jenneway Angus, Melstone, MT, $115.00, November 7 delivery.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Cattle import regulations related to Tuberculosis

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Following is a listing of the requirements for importing cattle into individual states. Because regulations are changed frequently, producers moving cattle across state lines should always contact the state veterinarian for the most current import requirements.

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Friday, December 12,2008

Canada files challenge with WTO against COOL

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Now that Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been implemented in the U.S. after years of discussion, it seems that the only challengers to the law don?t exist within U.S. borders. On Monday, Dec. 1, the Canadian government filed a complaint against the U.

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