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Friday, February 13,2015

Old rules of thumb can be wrong

by WLJ
It’s a new world of cattle prices and some of the old rules of thumb that have been used for years need to be modified. I still hear folks talking about a $10/ cwt. slide for calf prices… the idea that calf prices should decrease by $10/ cwt. or 10 cents per pound as weight increases.

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Friday, February 13,2015

New dietary guidelines may impact beef industry

by WLJ
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans could have negative consequences for the beef industry. Updated every five years, Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS).

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Friday, February 13,2015

Genomic-enhanced data to help in herd-building

by WLJ
As the industry begins to rebuild its herds following years of drought, genomically-enhanced EPDs can help cattlemen make more informed decisions, whether they have purebred or crossbred herds, said Dr. Joe Paschal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Livestock Specialist at Corpus Christi.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Arizona National Livestock Show 2015 scholarship deadline approaching

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show is investing in the future of agriculture and awarding over $40,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. The Scholarship Program has awarded over $800,000..

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Friday, February 13,2015

Preparing the ranch for healthy calves is vital

by WLJ
“Doing everything we can to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is our responsibility as cattlemen, and it has a great impact on the business aspect of our operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Crunching genomes for animal health

by WLJ
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference center to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease in farm animals and wildlife.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Keynote on breakthrough opportunities inspires

by WLJ
Keynote speaker Erik Wahl encouraged cattlemen to “break outside of business as usual” to create new opportunities and become stronger through failure at the opening general session of the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The opening general session was sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmetica, Inc.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Two days of producer education headlines convention

by WLJ
The Cattle Industry Convention kicked off with two days of producer education at the Zoetis Animal Healthsponsored Cattlemen’s College. The college has become widely known as one of the most thorough, in-depth educational events offered to cattlemen and women in the country.

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Friday, February 13,2015

CattleFax predicts strong prices to remain in 2015

by WLJ
Analysts told the capacity crowd to expect fed cattle prices averaging in the mid-$150s, slightly higher than last year. Prices will trade in a range from near $140 at the lows to near $170 at the highs in the year ahead. While early year highs for 550-pound steers will range from near $285 to lows near $235.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Advancing private land stewardship

by WLJ
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Texas A&M University’s Institute Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR), and the East Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding that formed the Center for Private Land Stewardship (CPLS). The signing took place Tuesday, Feb.

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