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Friday, July 22,2011

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for class of 2012

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2012 MCHF induction round. In 2012,

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Friday, July 22,2011

CSU names new leader for Department of Animal Sciences

by WLJ
Pond, who helps run a fifth-generation family cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle, brings experience in teaching, research and administration at three other public research universities to the largest department in CSUs College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Record exports, changing beef marketplace

by DTN
Highly optimistic for the short term, cautiously so for the longer term, was the mood among the several hundred bankers, agribusiness executives and farmers attending a symposium entitled Recognizing Risk in Global Agriculture at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Costly, job-stifling overregulation still top concern in rural America

by WLJ
The U.S. debt ceiling continued to dominate debate in Washington, D.C., last week. A great deal of the discussion hinges on job creation and fiscal responsibility.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Angus producers become leaders at BLI

by WLJ
Angus producers from 12 states gathered in Saint Joseph, MO, on June 20-23 for the fourth annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). The educational event is hosted by the American Angus Association (AAA) and funded by the Angus Foundation.

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Friday, July 22,2011

USDA grant to support new E. coli research

by WLJ
University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) scientists are taking their battle against foodborne pathogens such asO157:H7 into the belly of the beast, as it werehoping to figure out what is in the gut of some livestock that makes them so-called supershedders of pathogens.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Nebraska Cattlemen support states rights in water oversight

by WLJ
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC), along with 120 other organizations, signed a letter recently to the U.S.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Checkoff-funded program finds alternatives to thin steaks from larger carcasses

by WLJ
A dry, flavorless and thinly cut steak can be enough to sour anyones taste for beef. There is no doubt that cattle are getting bigger, and that will continue, says Terry Houser, Kansas State University meat scientist. I dont think we are going to produce smaller rib-eyed cattle anytime soon or start selecting cattle for that trait.

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Friday, July 22,2011

More resistance, more flies, less money

by DTN
Reduced weaning weights for calves, lower weight gains on yearlings, summer mastitis and pinkeye theyre all key management points that can mean the difference between a year that ends in the black and one that bleeds red. And at the center of that balance sheet is the lowly fly.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Preconditioning is a win for buyers and sellers

by WLJ
Its well-documented that calf preconditioning programs can help cow/calf producers boost their profitability on sale dayeven to the tune of an extra $6.38 per cwt. Adding icing to the cake, calf preconditioning also has been shown to positively affect feeder calf performance.

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