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Friday, September 2,2011

Your national Beef Checkoff Program: 25 years and counting

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Scrutinize. Repeat study. Inquire. Examine OK, you get the picture. By its fundamental definition, its called RESEARCH, and cattle producers and importers nationwide have been investing their beef checkoff dollars into studying, inquiring, examining and scrutinizing for 25 years now.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Iowa environmentalists threaten EPA

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement last week issuing six compliance orders followed on the heels of a recent Notice of Intent to Sue (NOI) filed by three environmental groups in Iowa.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Cattle Care: Low-stress handling ideal

by WLJ
Summer heat places plenty of stress on cattle and other livestock. To minimize the risk of injury and illness, low-stress handling methods are recommended Anytime we put any kind of stress on an animal, whether it be physical stress, nutritional...

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Friday, August 26,2011

Heat stress may cut calf crop next spring

by WLJ
Summer heat stress in cow herds may not show up until much laterat calving time, a University of Missouri (MU) Extension specialist told the crowd at the MU Greenley Center field day Aug. 9.

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Friday, August 26,2011

DNA technology in the beef cattle industry

by WLJ
Beef industry innovators are looking at DNA technology as another selection tool for decisions that give them a marketing advantage. The most important thing for producers to consider is the cost of the DNA technology and what they will get out of it. Like expected progeny differences (EPDs)

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Friday, August 26,2011

Colorado nutrition roundtable at CSU

by WLJ
Changes in the economy, weather situations and livestock production systems have driven feed prices to record highs and put increased pressure on livestock managers.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Country Natural Beef celebrates 25th anniversary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Back in 1986, no one was talking about natural beef. Whole Foods Market, the national chain of natural food stores, was still a nuts and berries shop in Austin, TX. And the nowadays everpresent buzzword sustainability was on the lips of exactly nobody.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Your national Beef Checkoff Program: 25 years and counting

by WLJ
You might remember seeing the television commercials with actor James Garner touting beef as Real Food for Real People back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, or Robert Mitchum kicking off the Beef. It's What's for Dinner campaign in May of 1992..

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Friday, August 26,2011

Endangered Species Act battles arouse producers to action

by DTN
Although Corn Belt farmers scarcely face the consequences of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) up close, Klamath Basin farmers in Oregon and California say the agriculture industry in other parts of the country should take notice and get organized before a crisis occurs.

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Friday, August 26,2011

OMB directs departments to cut Fiscal 2013 budget requests

by DTN
In a recent memo to executive branch units, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said requests for discretionary appropriations for FY 2013, which begins Oct. 1, 2012, should be at least 5 percent below what departments and agencies received for FY 2011 unless they have been given specific direction otherwise.

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