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Friday, December 3,2010

Like a good neighbor, the Working Ranch Cowboys Association is there

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A guy is sitting at a bar in Amarillo, TX, minding his own business when a gal comes up to him and says, Do you have any cattle? We need some cattle. That is how the stock was contracted by a fledgling outfit 10 days before their three-day rodeo was set to begin.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Research links cattle diet and shipping fever

by WLJ
A carefully timed diet high in roughage like hay may well reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease, also known as shipping fever, scientists reported last week.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Farmland values continue to rise

by DTN
Midwest farmland values rose for the fourth consecutive quarter, posting the largest increase in two years, as high crop and livestock prices fueled a surge in agricultural income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Arizona National Livestock Show awards $18,500 in college scholarships

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 19 years later, ANLS has now awarded 613 students a total of $612,409. The Scholarship Committee recently selected and awarded $18,500 in scholarships for the spring 2011 semester.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Conventional cattle producing organic milk

by WLJ
A Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, The Cornucopia Institute, announced last week that it is filing a formal legal complaint in an attempt to immediately halt the US- DA from allowing factory farms producing organic milk from bringing conventional dairy cattle onto their farms.

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Friday, December 3,2010

China, corn and cattle

by WLJ
Analyst explains their linked and bullish outlook The No. 1 one factor in cattle feeding profit or loss is not fed or feeder cattle price, beef demand, or the nations shrinking cow herd.

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Friday, December 3,2010

USDA finalizes Grassland Reserve Program

by WLJ
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) last week issued the final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) which defines requirements for participants and incorporates changes to program implementation requested by the public. The final rule can be viewed at www.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Checkoff offers handling program

by WLJ
The beef checkoff-funded training sessions at livestock auction markets and other venues where cattle producers meet to discuss improved stockmanship methods, as well as the pivotal role producers play in sustaining beef quality for consumers. Pate has been conducting livestock handling programs nationally and internationally for over 10 years.

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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Lame duck Congress to vote on omnibus bill

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The current lame duck session of the 111th Congress may be preparing to vote on an omnibus public lands bill that packages together a raft of public lands proposals under one piece of legislation. The bill, proposed by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, chairman of the Energy and

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Friday, November 12,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
McDonalds restaurants posted strong October sales, according to the company. Sales rose 5.6 percent last month. Its increase in sales at stores open at least 13 months was a marked improvement from the same month last year when the metric dipped 0.1 percent, in part because of tough comparisons.

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