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Friday, June 24,2011

Insect control an essential part of livestock production

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Fly season is in full swing, and a Purdue Extension entomologist says insect control is essential as these pests can lead to disease and decreased growth rates in livestock.

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Friday, June 24,2011

NMSU collaborates on $9.75 million grant to study bovine respiratory disease

by WLJ
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is partnering with Texas A&M and other universities across the country on a $9.75 million grant from the USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture to research bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and how to reduce its prevalence in beef and dairy cattle.

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Friday, June 24,2011

CME extends corn trading limit review

by WLJ
CME Group Inc. wants more time to convince food companies and farmers the daily trading limit for U.S. corn futures should be increased.

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Friday, June 24,2011

AngusSource calves continue to earn more

by WLJ
The price difference in this study was almost identical to the 2010 Superior study, says Sara Snider, AngusSource director, referring to Superior Livestock Auction data released December 2010 showing a $2.58-per-cwt. price advantage. This speaks to the continued increasing value of Angus genetics in the marketplace.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Great Arizon Bale-Out: Fund set to help fire-stricken ranchers

by WLJ
In the wake of the worst wildfire season in Arizona history, ranching families are struggling to save their homes and livelihoods. The Arizona Cattle Growers Association (ACGA) has established the Great Arizona Bale-Out Fund to raise money to help. Seed money of $5,000 was given...

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Friday, June 17,2011

Energy cost run-up drives retail food prices

by WLJ
Retail food prices at the supermarket increased dur- ing the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Marketbasket Survey.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Mushrush Red Angus named BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year

by WLJ
(l-r) 2011-2012 BIF President Larry Mehlhoff presents the 2011 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year Award to Connie and Joe Mushrush of Mushrush Red Angus, assisted by Burt Rutherford, BEEF Magazine, award sponsor. Photo by Troy Smith provided courtesy of www.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Cattlemen gather at NC Midyear Meeting to discuss industry issues

by WLJ
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) members descended upon the communities of Leigh, NE, and Columbus, NE, for the NC Midyear Meeting June 8-9. The morning of June 8 began with the NC and NC Foundation Board of Directors meetings where industry issues were discussed.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Oregon depredation compensation bill to move forward in Legislature

by WLJ
Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, last week announced an agreement among the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA), Defenders of Wildlife, and the Oregon Governors Office to establish a new compensation program to help ranchers and others protect livestock from wolf depredation.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Quinn Cow Co. Named BIF Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
Reuben and Connee Quinn started Quinn Cow Co. as a commercial cow/ calf operation in 1974 with the purchase of 50 Simmental x Angus crossbred heifers. The ranch is located primarily on leased land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as well as Dawes County in northwestern Nebraska.

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