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Friday, April 30,2010

High grasshopper numbers possible

by DTN
Entomologists are concerned about high numbers of pasture-eating grasshoppers this year, though the extent of the infestation wont be known until late May or early June, according to Bob Wright, entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincolns (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Grazing can reduce greenhouse gas emissions

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a fascinating new twist in the debate over the environmental impact of livestock production, an international team of scientists has recently published research that suggests grazing under certain conditions can significantly reduce the amount of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, released into the atmosphere.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Cattle rustling on the rise in southern Plains

by WLJ
One signature occurrence of the frontier is not only alive, it is on the rise. Cattle rustlers are plaguing ranchers from Texas to Colorado to Missouri, using a variety of strategies and techniques to steal and sell millions of dollars worth of cattle.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Market stalls, slips back

by WLJ
Last week's trade appeared set to be a Friday affair, with buyers and sellers alike settling in to wait for the release of the cattle on feed report before conducting any business. At midday last Thursday, only a little light volume had changed hands to a regional packer in Nebraska at $160-161 dressed basis.

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Friday, April 23,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010

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Friday, April 23,2010

U.S. beef imaging campaign in Korea getting results

by WLJ
The U.S. beef industry imaging campaign launched late last year is finding a receptive audience among consumers and retailers in South Korea, helping to improve perceptions of our products while leading to increased sales.

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Friday, April 23,2010

K-State to host cattle feeders college in two locations

by WLJ
Kansas State University (K-State) will host the firstever K-State Cattle Feeders College in two locations May 12 in Cimarron, KS, and May 13 in Scott City, KS.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Beef, pork muscle cuts lead February export advances

by WLJ
Both U.S. beef and pork exports grew in February, with strong expansion in muscle cuts leading the way in both, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF).

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Friday, April 23,2010

Feds announce sage grouse habitat protections

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced a farreaching agreement to support the conservation of greater sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in parts of 11 western states.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Nebraska Ranch Practicum now accepting registrations

by WLJ
The 2010 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.

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