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Friday, October 22,2010

Checkoff encourages BQA

by WLJ
The beef checkoff continues to encourage beef and dairy producers to be proactive when it comes to Beef Quality Assurance (BQA): learning about best practices and how to utilize them to help produce safe, wholesome beef for consumers.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Corn prices may limit meat production

by DTN
A sudden spike in corn prices may limit U.S. meat production in 2011, according to John Harrington, DTN chief livestock market analyst.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Why are consumers asking for assurances about animal welfare?

by WLJ
The discussion about animal welfare focuses on the biology of the animal and the values of humans.

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Friday, October 15,2010

East Nevada ranch is choice for horse sanctuary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Imagine this: A tour bus creeps across the remote east Nevada desert and pulls over at a scenic overlook. Tourists spill out—Americans, Europeans, Japanese—and crowd around the railing, chattering and snapping pictures. Below, a herd of wild horses lazes in

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Friday, October 8,2010

Collared wolf killed in Oregon, ranchers worried about future

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Tension surrounding the developing wolf situation in northeast Oregon is bound to escalate after the Sept. 30 discovery that a male wolf wearing a radio collar had been shot near the town of Troy, in Wallowa County. Both U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) declined to comment on the shooting.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Fed market trades lower, boxed beef slides

by WLJ
Fed cattle traded Wednesday last week at prices mostly $2-3 lower than the previous weeks action. In Kansas, live trade was in the range of $94-95 while in Nebraska and the Corn Belt, dressed trade was reported at $149-152, with the bulk of the action at $150.

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Friday, October 8,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Eight youth participated in the inauguration of the Junior National Beef Ambassador Program in Rapid City, SD. Funded in part by the beef checkoff, the objective of this new youth program is to promote a stronger interest and clearer understanding of the many aspects of the beef industry, its values and virtues, to youth 12 to 16 years old.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Age, source verification may open beef markets

by WLJ
U.S. beef exports have risen to levels the cattle industry has seen only once since December 2003 when the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in the country.

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Friday, October 8,2010

OBITUARY

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Tom Shaw took his last breath on earth and his first breath in heaven on Oct. 1, 2010, with his family at his side. Born in McCall, ID, on May 26, 1926, he was the fourth and youngest child of Roy and Lora (Sis) Shaw. He graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School in 1944 and joined the U.

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Friday, October 8,2010

New study shows extent of degradation and recovery on western rangelands

by WLJ
USDA recently released a new study by scientists and conservationists showing that non-federal rangelands in the western U.S. are productive, but that non-native grasses and shrubs pose a potential threat to the rangelands productivity.

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