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Friday, October 1,2010

Exports support market

by WLJ
Trade at midweek last week was reported $1 lower in the southern Plains at $96-97 live basis. In the northern Plains and Corn Belt regions, dressed prices traded mostly steady at $152-154 even as composite boxed beef prices continued to post declines last week.

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Friday, October 1,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Marshall Ernst of Windsor, CO, has been named livestock manager at National Western Stock Show (NWSS). The announcement was made by Marvin Witt, NWSS VP of Operations. Marshalls been a livestock producer his entire life, Witt said.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Saddle and Sirloin Club to honor Col. Ray Sims

by WLJ
If you were among Angus breeders marketing cattle during the emerging auction methods of the 1950s and 1960s, Col. Ray Sims was likely at the top of your auctioneer list.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Animal health organizations name top leadership

by WLJ
Leading cattle organizationsthe American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC)took advantage of the opportunity to hold one of the most comprehensive scientific programs ever assembled on cattle disease and production.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Japanese journalists tour U.S. beef industry

by WLJ
These journalists are information sources for government officials, meat industry executives, consumers and other journalists, said Susumu (Sam) Harada, USMEF-Japan senior director for trade projects and technical service, who is accompanying the journalists.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Producers get tax break in new bill

by DTN
Farmers could harvest sizable tax write-offs in a new small-business law giving extra incentives for end-of-year equipment and truck purchases. The U.S. House approved the legislation Sept. 24 following Senate action earlier this fall, and President Barack Obama signed it into law last Monday.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Congressman calls for USDA to drop competition rules

by WLJ
Rep. Jerry Moran, R-KS, is calling for the withdrawal of the recently proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) livestock procurement rule, citing a lack of economic analysis and errors in administrative procedures.

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Friday, October 1,2010

USMEF addresses global exports

by WLJ
The challenge of meeting a growing global appetite for red meat in an environment that is increasingly aware of and sensitive to sustainability issues was addressed by Joel Haggard, senior vice president, Asia-Pacific, for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), last week at the World Meat Congress 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Pasture rents poised for increase

by DTN
In Texas, there are a lot of good reasons for landowners to keep pasture rental rates steady. One of the biggest is called an agricultural use exemption and without it, landowners can see property taxes go up about tenfold.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Gunnison Sage-Grouse designated a "candidate species"

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has concerns with urgency presented in last week's U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) announcement that the Gunnison Sage-Grouse will be listed as a candidate species.

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