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Friday, October 29,2010

Two cattlemen named as Red Angus Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
"Without our commercial producers, there's no need for registered breeders," said Myron Edelman, RAAA director of valueadded programs. "Producers on the commercial side of the beef business have the incredible talent of using the superior genetics seedstock suppliers produce to raise a quality beef animal. "

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Friday, October 29,2010

Backgrounding may be viable option

by WLJ
Backgrounding calves serves to adapt cattle to feed, get them through the stress of weaning, build immunity with proper vaccinations, add weight by converting either home-grown or purchased feeds, and market at different times and weights, says Dale Naze, Extension animal systems agent for McKenzie County.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Checkoff gauges consumer issues surrounding beef safety

by WLJ
The beef checkoff conducts p e r i o d i c surveys to m o n i t o r consumer confidence in the safety of beef. These studies provide measures of the effects on consumers of issues in the marketing environment and support a strategic foundation for consumer and influencer programs in issues management and communications.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Considerations for grazing cattle on winter wheat

by WLJ
Despite dry conditions over much of western and central Kansas this fall, some areas have had enough recent rain to increase the chances of having pasture for cattle.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Schulers honored as 2010 Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Schuler-Olsen Ranch of Bridgeport, NE, received the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Pioneer Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16-17.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Hold down winter feed costs with these feed alternatives

by DTN
For Troy Ellis, winter feeding is all about holding the line on body condition and making sure cows and heifers are in good shape for a round of AI work by mid- November. But this year, it's looking to be a more expensive proposition.

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Friday, October 22,2010

U.S. producers fly cattle to Kazakhstan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Last week, nearly 170 pregnant cows and heifers boarded a Boeing 747 in Fargo, ND, destined for the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. They were the second of 12 such loads, scheduled between now and mid-December, designed to bolster the former Soviet nations ailing beef industry.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Third environmental group received funds to drop litigation against Ruby Pipeline

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In August, activity along the Ruby natural gas pipeline route rumbled to life within hours of the project's final approval. Across Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, a daily cavalcade of pickups now lines the right-of-way along the pipeline. Work crews swarm like ants, blasting, digging, and furiously laying pipe.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Prices post big increase as demand soars

by WLJ
Fed cattle prices took a big leap higher last week as packers came to the table on Wednesday paying $101-102.50 for live cattle, prices which were $4-5 higher than the previous week. Dressed cattle sales came in $7-8 higher than the previous week at $158-160.

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Friday, October 22,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board last week passed a vote on proposed civil penalty rules that will be used to enforce newly created livestock care standards. The civil penalty rules provide guidance for major and minor livestock care standard violations, and the civil penalties apply to each set of livestock care standards the board creates.

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