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Friday, September 10,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Although other popular fast-food chains such as Wendys and Burger King fared better than McDonalds, they scored far worse than the highestrated chains. Other fast-food frontrunners noted for their delicious burgers included Fuddruckers, Burgerville and Back Yard Burgers.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Microbial breakthrough impacts health, agriculture, biofuels

by WLJ
For the first time ever, University of Illinois (U of I) researchers have discovered how microbes break down hemicellulose plant matter into simple sugars using a cow rumen bacterium as a model.

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Friday, September 10,2010

"Beefing Up the Future" offers strategies for success

by WLJ
Beef industry professionals and students interested in the industry will have an opportunity to learn about the research, teaching and extension of Washington State Universitys (WSU) Department of Animal Sciences at Beefing Up the Future on Oct. 22-23.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Study compares conventional AI with embryo transfer

by WLJ
Think you're uncomfortable in the extreme Texas summer heat? Try being an ovulating 1,200-pound mother cow.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Making bacteria unwelcome

by WLJ
The researchers showed that quorum sensing chemicals called acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs), which are produced by other bacteria, are present within the bovine rumen, but absent in other areas of the cattle GI tract. AHLs are important because E. coli.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Registration now open for the 7th Annual YAL Conference

by WLJ
Register now for the 2010 Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) Oct. 1-3 at the Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, MT.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Arizona National Livestock Show spring 2011 college scholarship opportunity

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Nineteen years later, the Arizona National Livestock Show has now awarded 593 students a total of $593,909.

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Friday, September 3,2010

New addition to an old tradition

by WLJ
For more than 56 years, cattle producers from around the world have traveled to College Station to attend the Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Short Course. As one of the premier educational beef programs in the country, this year, a special track designed

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Friday, September 3,2010

Subscription scam notice

by WLJ
It has come to our attention that a renewal subscription scam is being sent to Western Livestock Journal subscribers. The companies which are fraudulently soliciting renewals are called Publishers or Magazine Billing Services, or similar names and are located in Reno, NV. They are NOT authorized to handle our renewal efforts.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Washington producers respond to new animal identification plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a public listening session held Aug. 24 in Pasco, WA, officials from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service unveiled the tentative framework of their newly crafted animal and disease traceability program. The last in a series of similar meetings held around the nation, the Pasco meeting

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