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Friday, June 4,2010

Central grasslands field tour set

by WLJ
Growing perennial forages for biofuels and the effects of early stocking on native grassland are among the topics at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Central Grasslands Research Extension Centers 29th annual field tour June 23.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Visiting Korean team experiences California tour

by WLJ
A pair of influential bloggers, a meat buyer for a major Korean retailer, and five winners of a contest held in cooperation with the retailer made up a delegation from South Korea that recently experienced a checkoff-sponsored beef industry tour in California.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Mary had a little lambthen she started breeding for carcass merit

by WLJ
Will there come a day when scanning sheep and goats for carcass merit is as commonplace as scanning beef is now? Will breeding stock be selected based on Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)? Will the market pay premiums for loin muscle depth?

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Friday, June 4,2010

NMSUs Half Day of College in Corona, NM, to focus on profitability

by WLJ
Profitability is on the minds of ranchers and landowners everywhere, and attendees at the Corona Half Day of College June 10 are sure to get their questions answered on topics ranging from solar and wind energy, to animal health, in an effort to help them maintain and increase their success.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Stockmanship and Stewardship Program: the right message at the right time

by WLJ
The checkoffs Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and producer education programs are once again teaming with industry partners to present an educational cattle-handling seminar to producers.

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Friday, June 4,2010

OBITUARY

by WLJ
The Oklahoma cattle industry and the Hereford breed lost a longtime leader last month in Bill Jacobs. James William Bill Jacobs was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Santa Rosa, CA

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Friday, May 28,2010

Ranchers and agencies disagree as wolf kills mount

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As dead calves become a more common sight in Oregon’s Wallowa County, area ranchers are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of their livestock and their livelihoods. There is little doubt, they say, that wolves are killing their cattle. The Oregon Department

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Friday, May 28,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Following a meeting with poultry growers recently, USDA announced it will soon crack down on the writing of contracts between poultry growers and packers. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said last week that the new rules will be announced in June.

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Friday, May 28,2010

California water bond receives endorsement

by WLJ
Calling it the best chance to restore Californias overtaxed water system, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed the water bond measure to be placed before voters in November. The Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010.

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Friday, May 28,2010

State ag secretaries call for renewal of blenders credit

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Secretaries of agriculture in eight states have asked congressional leaders to renew ethanols volumetric ethanol excise tax credit, or the 45-cent-per-gallon blenders credit, which is set to expire at the end of 2010.

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