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Friday, January 21,2011

Summit draws crowd to discuss horse slaughter, welfare

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The times, they are a changing’. At least, that would seem to be the case as regards the much ballyhooed clash over horse slaughter and horse population control. Long portrayed as a showdown between morally-outraged animal lovers and cold-hearted, money-minded profiteers, a new middle

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Friday, January 21,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
South Korea has announced it will move ahead with a plan to vaccinate all livestock in the country against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has ravaged the nations agriculture industry. FMD has spread across the country despite more concerted quarantine measures, South Koreas Yonhap newspaper reported.

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Friday, January 21,2011

Industry leaders celebrate trading relationship

by WLJ
Leaders within the Colorado and Canadian cattle industry discussed the largest trading relationship in the world during the Fourth Annual Canada-US Cattle Industry Roundtable. The event is designed to discuss local and international issues facing todays cattle industry.

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Friday, January 21,2011

Secretarial Order may jeopardize grazing on BLM lands

by WLJ
The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association and 20 other livestock groups on Jan. 18, 2011, sent a letter to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar expressing concerns regarding the Secretarial Order 3310 (the Order), issued on Dec.

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Friday, January 21,2011

Cattle prices: How high is high?

by WLJ
Feeder and fed cattle prices are at or near all time highs and are poised to keep moving higher. Both feeder and live cattle futures suggest that higher prices are yet to come. In several recent meetings and conversations with producers, I am seeing a couple of reactions to the current situation.

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Friday, January 21,2011

SDSGA applauds change to brand investigators

by WLJ
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDS- GA) is very pleased to learn of Gov. Dennis Daugaards decision to move brand investigators to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) under the authority of the state attorney general..

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Friday, January 21,2011

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
The 2EZ Hay Hauler is the most advanced hauling system now on the market. Like many hay haulers, it features two rails running the full length of the trailer to support the hay.

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Friday, January 21,2011

Improving production efficiency

by WLJ
We eat an average of about 63 pounds of it per person each year. Producing enough cattle to meet that demand requires efficiency and innovation.

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Friday, January 21,2011

Beef, pork exports both achieved 2010 highs in November

by WLJ
November exports of U.S. pork and beef reached their highest monthly volumes in more than two years, according to results compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Friday, January 14,2011

Adams honored with Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award

by WLJ
Don Adams, Ph.D., was honored at the 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention with the Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award. Nebraska Cattlemen present this award to an individual or business that, through their time and dedication, has provided ways of improving Nebraska cattle operations while helping maintain a high quality of beef.

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