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Friday, November 5,2010

Ludvigson, James recognized as Red Angus Personalities of the Year

by WLJ
Joan Ludvigson, Cushing, IA, and Joann James of Searsboro, IA, were recognized as the Red Angus Personalities of the Year at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16-17. Kyle Gilchrist of Douds, IA, presented the award.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Vet students choosing pets over farm animals

by DTN
The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Are niche markets a buffer against volatility?

by DTN
Most American beef travels a familiar, traditional trail from pasture to plate. Here and there, though, some producers have chosen a road less traveled to meet the more specific needs and wants of consumers.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Red Angus Foundation, Inc. raises $28,000

by DTN
The Red Angus Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) raised $28,000 through the auction of seven signed and numbered prints of Tim Coxs limited-edition Where Change Comes Slowly piece during the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) national convention in Springfield, MO.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Water for Life elects new officers

by WLJ
Water for Life, a nonprofit organization with the mission of protecting agricultural water rights, elected new officers at their annual board of directors meeting Oct. 6, 2010, in Salem, OR.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Woolfolk elected American Hereford Association president

by WLJ
Pictured is the 2010-11 American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors. Seated (l to r) are: John Woolfolk, Jackson, TN, president; David Breiner, Alma, KS, vice president; James Milligan, Kings, IL; Jerry Huth, Oakfield, WI; and Craig Huffhines, Kansas City, MO, executive vice president.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Getting rid of cattle fever ticks

by WLJ
Bovine babesiosis, commonly known as Texas cattle fever, is a deadly disease of cattle caused by single-celled organisms that are transmitted by cattle fever ticks. Texas cattle fever greatly harmed the cattle industry in the U.S. until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Friday, November 5,2010

USDA to re-establish Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

by WLJ
USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative rely heavily on the individuals who serve on these committees to provide their expert advice on U.S. trade policy and priorities, said Vilsack.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Distillers grains to displace more than 1 billion bushels of corn

by DTN
This year, for the first time, distillers grains will displace more than 1 billion bushels of corn in domestic feed rations, according to estimates from the ProExporter Network.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Washington ranchers provide beef for state food program

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a cooperative effort between ranchers and packers, cattle producers in Washington state are collaborating to put beef on the plates of needy families around the region. The result of this combined effort is Beef Counts, a program designed to make it easier for ranchers to donate beef to needy families through area food banks. Originally the brainchild of Boise, ID-based Agri-Beef Co., the program also involves members of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), Beef Commission, and Cattle Feeders, as well as Second Harvest Inland Northwest, which services more than 250 food banks in the region.

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