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Friday, August 27,2010

New marketing Web tool launched

by WLJ
XF Enterprises, one of the largest ruminant nutrition consultant companies, has revolutionized the way cattlemen buy and sell cattle with its new website, www.OptimumTransition. com. Best of all, the information on the site and the use of its cattle listing service is free for everyone, XF customers and non-customers alike.

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Friday, August 27,2010

Bill in California would help farm workers unionize

by DTN
The temperature was nearly 100 degrees as 17-year-old Maria Vasquez Jimenez pruned grapes for nine hours at a vineyard near Stockton in Californias Central Valley.

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Friday, August 27,2010

Red Angus, Simmental Associations rally Young Guns

by WLJ
Red Angus and Simmental breeders from around the nation gathered in Sioux Falls, SD, July 25-27 for the annual Young Guns Summer Conference cohosted by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA).

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Friday, August 20,2010

Fed cattle prices jump $5 on better demand

by WLJ
Fed cattle traded sharply higher late last Wednesday as packers worked to meet higher demand from retailers looking to fill meat cases ahead of the Labor Day weekend rush. Packers have been very short-bought for the past several weeks, according to industry sources, and as retailers increased

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Friday, August 20,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Charolais breed is known for their exceptional carcass characteristics. It was recently proven at the 28th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Educational, Performance Carcass Contest. Last fall, 190 head of cattle representing numerous breeds and cross breds were started on feed at Cottonwood Feeders LLC of Stuart, NE.

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Friday, August 20,2010

A new tool for improving switchgrass

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genet- ics of a native prairie grass being widely studied for its potential as a biofuel.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Conference will examine sustainable beef production

by WLJ
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and global leaders from the beef industry announced their intent to bring together the full breadth of industry stakeholders to move global beef production to a more sustainable system through open and balanced dialogue.

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Friday, August 20,2010

State grazing districts meeting slated for Aug. 26 in Ekalaka, MT

by WLJ
The Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) 2010 Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 26 at the Carter County Events Center in Ekalaka, MT. The day will include a board of directors meeting, grazing district secretarys appreciation lunch, and the annual meeting, which will begin at 1:30 pm.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Pre-breeding vaccinations set the stage for improved health

by WLJ
When cattle producers think about vaccinations, they more commonly think about vaccinating calves instead of cows. According to a survey published in 2009 by U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Animal Health Monitoring System, a higher percentage of cattle producers give vaccinations to calves (65.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Cowgirl Hall of Fame inducts five

by WLJ
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce Betty Dusek, Kay Gay, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Joyce Gibson Roach and Hortense Ward as inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2010. All five women will be honored during the 35th Annual Induction Luncheon Ceremony on Oct.

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