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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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Friday, October 22,2010

Cattle market shifting as corn prices climb

by DTN
Cow/calf producers and backgrounders who can hold onto animals a little longer and add forage-based pounds should be in a sweet spot to sell going into 2011. Corn prices, spurred ahead by lower-than-expected production and a drop in carryout, will now encourage feeders to opt for heavier animals than they may have wanted just a month ago.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Strong momentum continues for U.S. red meat exports

by WLJ
August was a solid month for both U.S. beef and pork exports as both easily outpaced the results of August 2009 and increased their gains over the cumulative totals from the first eight months of 2009.

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