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Thursday, December 23,2010

Nebraska Cattlemen members set new policies at annual convention

by WLJ
The 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Convention was held at the Holiday Inn in Kearney, NE, Dec. 8-10. Over 500 members and guests were present to participate in committee and council meetings. Members were able to voice their concerns with issues affecting the beef industry.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Livestock groups say order may threaten grazing

by WLJ
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar on Nov. 15, 2010, signed a Secretarial Order (the Order) elevating the Office of the National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the level of a directorate within BLM.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Plummeting temperatures can cut profits come spring

by DTN
Youve got to be prepared, says Alice Koupal. If youre not, you can have a disaster. The Dante, SD, rancher should know. Come January and February, when temps are well below zero, this cattle operation is focused on calving chores for the familys 450 to 500 Angus cows.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Rebuilding the beef cow herd will not be easy

by WLJ
With feeder cattle prices near record levels at the end of 2010, market incentives to rebuild critically low U.S. cattle numbers are increasing. Severe market shocks since late 2006 have completely masked the cattle cycle and the resulting additional liquidation has pushed the cow herd inventory to new lows.

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Thursday, December 23,2010

Idaho grazing conference slated for Jan. 4

by WLJ
The seventh annual North Central Idaho Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis- Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. with a trade show featuring pasture and range equipment and supplies.

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Friday, December 17,2010

National Western Stock Show prepares for 105th year

by WLJ
The 2011 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is making preparations for its 105th annual run, set for Jan. 8-23, 2011, at the historic Denver Stockyards. This years show promises a wide variety of activities that will appeal to everyone.

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Friday, December 17,2010

Judge sides with Wyoming in wolf case

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Nearly a year after the first arguments were heard, a federal Judge in Wyoming has ordered the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reexamine the validity of that state’s wolf management plan. The suit was originally brought in response to a 2008 decision by USFWS officials that called into

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Friday, December 17,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The worlds largest international food and beverage trade exhibition, SIAL, was the setting for a unique blind taste challenge this October that put U.S. striploins, top blades and flank steaks in direct comparison, side by side, with top-quality striploins from Argentina, Ireland, Germany and France.

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Friday, December 17,2010

McNicholas to be honored at Red Meat Club

by WLJ
McNicholas, who is in his 40th year as concessionaire for NWSS, also runs the food and retail concessions for 32 zoos, aquariums, and museums across the country, including the Denver Zoo. McNicholas began his career in concessions in 1954 as a high school student running a popcorn stand at the Chicago Bears Stadium.

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Friday, December 17,2010

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

by WLJ
8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest - C 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Meats Judging Contest - CSU, Ft. Collins, CO 8:00 a.m. Colorado Rocky Mt Fiddle Championships - BP 8:00 a.m. National South Devon Show - SA 8:00 a.m. Quarter Horse Performance Classes - EC 10:00 a.

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