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Friday, November 5,2010

Getting rid of cattle fever ticks

by WLJ
Bovine babesiosis, commonly known as Texas cattle fever, is a deadly disease of cattle caused by single-celled organisms that are transmitted by cattle fever ticks. Texas cattle fever greatly harmed the cattle industry in the U.S. until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Friday, November 5,2010

USDA to re-establish Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

by WLJ
USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative rely heavily on the individuals who serve on these committees to provide their expert advice on U.S. trade policy and priorities, said Vilsack.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Distillers grains to displace more than 1 billion bushels of corn

by DTN
This year, for the first time, distillers grains will displace more than 1 billion bushels of corn in domestic feed rations, according to estimates from the ProExporter Network.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Washington ranchers provide beef for state food program

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a cooperative effort between ranchers and packers, cattle producers in Washington state are collaborating to put beef on the plates of needy families around the region. The result of this combined effort is Beef Counts, a program designed to make it easier for ranchers to donate beef to needy families through area food banks. Originally the brainchild of Boise, ID-based Agri-Beef Co., the program also involves members of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), Beef Commission, and Cattle Feeders, as well as Second Harvest Inland Northwest, which services more than 250 food banks in the region.

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Friday, October 29,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
On Nov. 4, the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) and the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars will be holding their annual Beef Summit at the University of Nebraska Lincolns East Campus.

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Friday, October 29,2010

U.S. could lose 104,000 jobs as a result of marketing rule

by WLJ
An economic impact study conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Inc. concludes that the Obama administrations proposed rule on livestock marketing could leave approximately 104,000 additional Americans without jobs. Consequently, the study reports a $14 billion reduction in the National Gross Domestic Product.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Drought hits hay producers

by DTN
While some areas of the U.S. are experiencing drought conditions that have dried up pastures and forced livestock producers to feed hay weeks earlier than usual, the overall outlook for hay supplies does not seem to be quite as severe.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Dunning receives John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award

by WLJ
Forest Dunning of Sheridan, WY, was honored with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16- 17. Greg Comstock, RAAA CEO, presented the award to Dunning.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Jacobs honored with Red Angus Industry Service Award

by WLJ
Roger is one of the strongest Red Angus promoters weve seen in the last decade, said Berry. His work to promote our breed through the terms he uses and the talks he gives from the auction block have opened avenues that have helped Red Angus breeders succeed on a level we are undeniably thankful for.

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Friday, October 29,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
On topics such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising regulatory issues about farm dust and questioning the use of sound pasture management tools like prairie dog bait, industry partners such as Liphatech (Rozol) are supporting many state stock grower associations to make sure that all sides of these issues are heard.

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