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Friday, July 15,2011

Van Emon wins sheep industry scholarship

by WLJ
Megan Van Emon of Hettinger, ND, has been selected as the recipient of the $1,500 Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship being offered through the American Sheep Industry Association.

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Friday, July 15,2011

TEST reports

by WLJ
The Cal Poly Bull Test in San Luis Obispo, CA, completed their 50-day weight period on July 9, 2011. The top three bulls for each division are as follows: Ranch, Location, Test ID, Sire, Test Index and Average Daily Gain. Low Birth Angus: Westwind Ranch Angus, Red Bluff, CA, Test ID: 14, Sire: S A V Bismark 5682, Index: 120.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Montana Angus Tour set

by WLJ
Mark your calendars for the annual 2011 Montana Angus Tour planned for Sept. 21-23, 2011. Montanas annual Angus tour heads to the hi-line for three days of great times, good friends and quality Angus cattle.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Land prices rise again in 2011

by WLJ
The strongest growth has been in regions with intensive field crops or livestock production, especially the Midwest. The Chicago Federal Reserve reported farmland in its district was 16 percent higher in the first quarter of 2011 than a year earlier, the largest yearover-year increase since 2007.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Iowa Cattlemens Association names new CEO

by WLJ
A Jackson County native is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Iowa Cattlemens Association (ICA). Matt Deppe, who grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near La Motte, will join the ICA on Aug. 1. Deppes appointment was confirmed by the ICA Board of Directors at their July meeting.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Ten teens selected for 2011 NILE scholarships

by WLJ
Ten teenagers have been named as 2011 recipients of college scholarships from the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE), each in the amount of $500.

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Friday, July 15,2011

TSCRA members meet to discuss policy issues

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Discussion in New Braunfels, TX, about declines this summer hasnt been limited to conversation about the drought-driven decline in the water level of the Guadalupe River. The river, which courses through the town, attracts thousands annually that challenge the whitewater rapids in kayaks and canoes.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Additional Kansas counties approved for emergency grazing

by WLJ
Emergency grazing will be allowed through Sept. 30, 2011. CRP participants in approved counties must contact the local FSA office before turning out cattle. There will be a 25 percent reduction in the annual rental payment for the actual acres grazed. WLJ.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Fewer cows, more money

by DTN
Cow production inputs started to skyrocket, explains Theeck, the veteran central Texas cowman. Thats when I realized to survive in the cattle business, I had to learn to do it with one cow to 10 acres with very little supplement or hay, as opposed to one cow to two or three acres as I was doing before.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Exports post solid May results, but market access issues linger

by WLJ
Pork exports totaled 181,469 metric tons valued at $481.2 million, an 11 percent jump in volume and 15 percent in value over May 2010 levels. Volume was steady with the April 2011 results while value declined by about 1 percent. Year-todate through May, pork exports were up 16 percent in volume (916,763 metric tons) and 22 percent in value ($2.

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