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Friday, January 27,2012

Sandberg Hereford Herdsman of the Year

by WLJ
Eddie Sandberg of Courtland, KS, was selected as the 2012 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Sandberg was selected for the award by his peers—other Hereford herdsmen and breeders—and was honored prior to the selection of the supreme champion Hereford on Jan.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Meat scientists work to enhance marbling in beef cattle

by WLJ
Johnson has been working on a five-year study, along with Ki Yong Chung, also of Texas Tech, Stephen Smith and Seong Ho Choi of Texas A&M University, and Matthew Doumit of the University of Idaho, to better understand regulation of marbling development by fatty acids in beef cattle.

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Friday, January 27,2012

House ag chairman says ag groups need to come together

by DTN
“This is something I have been harping on privately to various groups and publicly,” Lucas said in a phone interview last Wednesday with DTN. “If we don’t come to some sort of a practical consensus, if we can’t march together, if we are fractured up, then we’re lost.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Better beef could mean hike in demand

by WLJ
“Regardless of the commodity we talk about, the demand for it is going to determine long run supply,” says livestock economist Scott Brown of the University of Missouri. He sees potential for significant expansion if more herds produce premium Choice or Prime beef.

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Friday, January 27,2012

NCBA files comments on Clean Water Act Section 308 proposed rule

by WLJ
T h e National Cattlem e n ’ s Beef Association (NCBA) filed comments Jan. 19, 2012, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 308 CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) Reporting Rule.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Stock show ends with top ten all-time attendance

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The 106th National Western Stock Show (NWSS) ended Sunday, Jan. 22, with strong numbers throughout the 16 days. Opening day started with a bang as Colorado Champions faced off against the World Champions in the first ever Colorado vs. the World rodeo. Over 44,000 people attended opening day, making it the second biggest in history.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Nighttime feeding may inhibit nighttime calving

by WLJ
“On most ranching operations, supervision of firstcalf heifers and more mature cows will be best accomplished in daylight hours while the poorest observation typically will take place in the middle of the night,” said Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University (OSU) Cooperative Extension emeritus cattle specialist.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Butler, GIPSA head, resigns

by DTN
“I want to thank J. Dudley Butler for his outstanding service as administrator of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement distributed by his office.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Western ranchers favor aerial hunting to protect herds

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Defenders of Wildlife is promoting enactment of the Protect America’s Wildlife Act of 2009, introduced by U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein and Rep. George Miller, both D-CA, which would close a loophole in the Aerial Hunting Act of 1971 that’s designed to put an end to aerial hunting by private citizens.

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Friday, January 27,2012

State cattle associations get new leadership in the West

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The new year has brought with it new leadership in several of the state cattle or livestock groups associated with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association..

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