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Friday, January 21,2011

Beef, pork exports both achieved 2010 highs in November

by WLJ
November exports of U.S. pork and beef reached their highest monthly volumes in more than two years, according to results compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Friday, January 14,2011

Adams honored with Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award

by WLJ
Don Adams, Ph.D., was honored at the 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention with the Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award. Nebraska Cattlemen present this award to an individual or business that, through their time and dedication, has provided ways of improving Nebraska cattle operations while helping maintain a high quality of beef.

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Friday, January 14,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The American Meat Institute (AMI) reported last week that Russias Ministry of Economic Development (MED) has announced the initial distribution of 2011 tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) quantities to importers, which includes an increase in the U.S.

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Friday, January 14,2011

International beef market competition continues to grow

by WLJ
The model that the U.S. has established to promote U.S. beef exports internationally has been a successful oneand has spawned a growing replication of the model, proving that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. At the same time, it is creating vigorous competition for foreign customers.

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Friday, January 14,2011

All cattle sell on grids, says buyer

by WLJ
Even if you dont grid your cattle, you do grid. Cattleman and packerbuyer Tim Schiefelbein didnt say that to confuse people. He just shared that bit of reality with Feeding Quality Forum attendees last month.

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Friday, January 14,2011

HSUS gets D grade for spending habits

by WLJ
HSUS has a holiday fundraising goal of $1.2 million, of which a staggering $600,000 will likely go to raise more money, pay lobbyists, and fund HSUS $11 million pension plan. HSUS skewed spending priorities leave countless shelters without funds in todays tough economy.

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Friday, January 14,2011

Missouri feeders win 2010 ASCC

by WLJ
Osborn and Mitts are at it again. If you follow the AngusSource Carcass Challenge (ASCC), you might know that John Osborn and Pete Mitts, Savannah, MO, partnered on the winning pen in 2009 and won a couple of quarterly contests in 2010. More than 92 percent of the 2009 pen made Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand and CAB Prime.

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Friday, January 14,2011

Cattlemen cut costs, boost income with goats

by WLJ
Raising goats requires minimal costs for facilities and investment, says Jodie Pennington. They are also attractive for their ability to use grass and other lowcost forages, brush control, high pregnancy rates, and potential for high returns per acre.

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Friday, January 14,2011

Dry conditions limit winter wheat grazing

by WLJ
Despite the fact that we are receiving some snow in Oklahoma as I write this, it is extremely dry in most of the winter wheat grazing areas of the southern Plains. Dry conditions last fall made it difficult to establish wheat pasture in many areas and limited growth for winter grazing.

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Friday, January 14,2011

NMSU studies camelina oilseed as crop, livestock feed for northeastern New Mexico

by WLJ
Camelina, an oilseed crop, could provide a partial solution to the suffering agricultural economy of northeastern New Mexico, according to Manny Encinias, Extension beef cattle specialist at New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Clayton Livestock Research Center.

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