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Friday, June 4,2010

TAHC welcomes new assistant executive director

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is excited to welcome Dr. Terry Hensley to its organization. Hensley joined the organization on May 17 as the assistant executive director over animal health programs.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Study shows beef from grain-fed cattle beneficial

by WLJ
Grass-fed beef may not have the health advantage some perceive, according to results from a recent Texas AgriLife Research study.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Colorado 2007 brand assessment fees deadline looming

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agricultures (CDA) Division of Brand Inspection reminds brand owners, who have not already paid the 2007 brand assessment fees, to submit their assessment and late fees of $325 by June 30, 2010, or the brand will be cancelled.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Biodiesel credit, other ag provisions pass House vote

by Chris Clayton - DTN
A jobs and tax-extenders bill that resuscitates the biodiesel tax credit passed the House of Representatives on May 28, but biodiesel producers will still go into June waiting for final action on the credit.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water

by WLJ
Several generations of Oklahoma cattlemen have grown up with the fact that their breeding stock were going to need to be Bangs tested at the sale barn or when changing ownership. In 2009, however, this fact of life came to an end; no more sale barn testing for brucellosis.

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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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