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Friday, July 1,2011

CCA recognizes outstanding individuals

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) recognized the outstanding efforts of several members and industry friends during the associations 2011 annual convention held at the Steamboat Sheraton in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Isgar receives CCAs Honorary Life Member Award

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) honors one individual during their Annual Convention by awarding them the CCA Honorary Life Member award, the highest honor among CCA members. During the 2011 Annual Convention held in Steamboat Springs, CO, CCA bestowed this award on Jim Isgar.

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Friday, July 1,2011

David Mendenhall becomes new CCA president

by WLJ
David Mendenhall of Rocky Ford, CO, became the 2011-2012 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 22 during the associations 144th annual convention in Steamboat Springs, CO.

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Friday, June 24,2011

California neighborhood demands return of cows

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Located 16 miles east of Oakland, CA, in the greater San Francisco Bay area, the town of Walnut Creek is a haven for well-off commuters who prefer the pastoral beauty of the town’s publically-owned open spaces to San Francisco’s urban hustle and bustle. With an average income over $85,000, and the average

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Friday, June 24,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
According to information from USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Chihuahuas status for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will be downgraded from Modified Accredited to Accredited Preparatory as of Aug. 18, 2011. However, shorter-term actions are also being taken now to address the interim animal health risks.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Feed sources become scarce as southeast U.S. burns

by DTN
Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Ethanol could gain support as election nears

by DTN
Big ethanol has enough clout in Congress and in the Obama administration to keep growing with U.S. government support, even though decades of large tax credits may be winding down.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Beef Board budget set at $42 million for coming year

by WLJ
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from 2007.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Beef industry gets to the dirt of the matter on the farm

by WLJ
The beef checkoff, in partnership with the Nebraska Beef Council, recently hosted two sets of On the Ranch work days at feedlots and cow/calf operations in western Nebraska.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Three hours until death

by DTN
A complex combination of factors seems to bring on the condition. �The incidence of grass tetany is usually highest in the early spring,� says Lemenager. �Grass is lush, vegetative and has a high moisture and fatty acid content. Forages are usually low in magnesium and the soil is high in potassium and nitrogen.

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