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Friday, July 22,2011

Collect DNA samples now

by WLJ
As fall sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as its practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics.

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Friday, July 22,2011

U.S. share of South Korean market grows

by WLJ
Recent South Korea government data showed U.S. beef gaining ground and now claiming 38 percent of the import market in the first five months of 2011. That is 1 percentage point higher than the same period a year ago.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Drought causing concerns for livestock water availability, quality

by WLJ
As the drought continues and temperatures remain above normal, cattle water is becoming a greater concern, especially after recent reports of cattle deaths in or around watering points, according to a Texas Agri- Life Extension Service specialist.

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Friday, July 22,2011

BLM announces strategy to conserve sage-grouse and protect habitat

by WLJ
In response to requests from state and local governments to facilitate ways to conserve greater sagegrouse and protect its habitat, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scientists and managers met with state wildlife management officials July 16 to brief them on the agencys National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Trophy farms command prize prices

by DTN
One aspect is how fast deals like this go off. I had a shot at it, because Ive known the owners family since 1985. Otherwise, it would be all over before I had even heard about it, Myers said. Im still in the market for land, but I doubt it will be in Illinois.

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Friday, July 22,2011

House votes to curtail EPAs overregulation

by WLJ
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018) Wednesday, July 13, 2011, by a vote of 239-184. National Cattlemens Beef Association Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley Lyon said the legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from overruling state decisions on water quality.

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Friday, July 15,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
USDAs World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate included the agencys forecast for 2011 total meat production, which was lowered from last month as lower beef production more than offsets higher expected pork and turkey production.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Carcass Data Project sets 71 percent CAB pace

by WLJ
You could say there were no losers, but room for more winners in the Kansas Angus Association (KAA) 2011 Carcass Data Project (CDP) pen.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Rebuilding the cow herd requires a cycle of producers as well as cows

by WLJ
Much has been written in recent months about the need to rebuild the beef cow herd and why it is taking so long to jumpstart herd expansion this time. While the general economic signals for expansion seem to be in place, there are a variety of structural factors at work as well.

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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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