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Friday, January 16,2009

Arizona National Livestock Show scholarship opportunity

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students that year. Over 18 years later, ANLS has now awarded 537 students a total of $537,909.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Changing hay feeding methods can reduce wintering costs

by WLJ
A three-year wintering investigation was conducted at Dickinson Research Extension Center in North Dakota to determine the effect of hay feeding methods on cow wintering cost. The average amount of hay wasted needs to be calculated when determining how much hay to provide to cows every day or when making forage purchases.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Curtis Custom Feeders beefing up staff and profits

by WLJ
Longtime family feeding operation Curtis Custom Feeders, located in Connell, WA, is challenging the current economic climate. Jeff Curtis, owner and president, has hired Robert H. ?Bob? Lundgren, DVM as the feedlot general manager. Lundgren, well known as manager of McGregor Feedlot and owner of Lundgren, Inc.

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Friday, January 9,2009

OBITUARY

John Henry Dimke

by WLJ
Dimke was born in Lewiston on Jan. 14, 1949. Raised in Clarkston, he graduated from Clarkston High School in 1967 and then attended Lewis-Clark State College. The following year, he married Janice, his perfect match, even 40 years later.

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Friday, December 19,2008

BEEF bits

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The Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand posted sales of 634 million pounds in 2008, the highest mark in its 30-year history, the Wooster, OH-based company announced. The achievement was an increase of 51 million pounds, or 8.8 percent, compared with 2007 sales.

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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

BEEF Bits

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We have no concerns about liquidity today, he said. Analysts have said JBS enjoyed such a cash position because it hasnt been able to buy National Beef Packing Co.

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Tuesday, November 11,2008

FED CATTLE

by WLJ
Trading was mostly inactive in all feeding regions. Not enough sales for an adequate market trend. Last week live sales sold from 90.00-94.00 and dressed sales sold from 140.00-147.00 in the Northern Plains and IA/MN. In Kansas dressed sales sold from 148.50-149.00.

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Tuesday, November 11,2008

USDA CHANGES CORN FORECAST

by WLJ
USDA increased its ending stock forecast for corn last week as part of its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE).

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Tuesday, November 11,2008

TYSON FOURTH QTR PROFIT UP 50 PERCENT

by WLJ
Tyson Foods Inc. reported a 50 percent increase in fiscal fourth-quarter net income as strength in the company’s beef and pork segments more than offset losses from the poultry business.

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