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Thursday, December 31,2009

Grass-N-Beef Research Review set for Jan. 20

by WLJ
The event, which will be held in the centers conference room, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Paul Nyren, center director. Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, will follow with opening remarks.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Cellulosic-ethanol mandate snagged

by DTN
Cellulosic-ethanol production, a cornerstone of the U.S. governments plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is earmarked to overtake corn ethanol over the next decade. But the industrys expected takeoff could be delayed by a year.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Multi-paddock cattle grazing provides efficiency and profits

by WLJ
Short grazing periods on multiple paddocks within a pasture can not only restore forage conditions, but also profit margins, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Richard Teague, AgriLife Research range ecologist in Vernon, TX, has been studying the benefits of multi-paddock grazing for the past eight years.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

ICA president resigns post

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Tom McDonnell, executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) since April 2009, has resigned his position effective Dec. 8. Contacted by Western Livestock Journal, McDonnell declined to comment about his resignation, but said he was considering several promising options.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

2010 Coors exhibit plans full schedule

by WLJ
The 2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale is fast approaching and promises to be another outstanding display of western art. The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is proud to continue their collaboration with the Denver Art Museums Petrie Institute of Western American Art and present WinterWest, Denvers Premier Western Art Celebration.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

New year means new regulation for Texas cattle

by WLJ
Thinking about selling, leasing, bartering or even giving away a breeding bull? On Jan. 1, Texas bulls that undergo a change of ownership (except to slaughter) must be either certified as a virgin bull or be tested first for cattle trichomoniasis, a protozoal disease that can cause cows to abort very early in pregnancy.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Southwest Beef Symposium offers cattle producers tools for better management

by WLJ
Cattle producers can expect to receive the tools they need to better manage their herds at the 2010 Southwest Beef Symposium Jan. 20-21 in Tucumcari, NM.

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Thursday, December 31,2009

As much as 100 million bushels of corn could be lost

by DTN
As much as 100 million bushels of U.S. corn could be lost after heavy snowstorms in recent days likely delayed until spring the final stages of an already historically slow harvest, analysts and meteorologists said last Monday..

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Thursday, December 31,2009

Beef producers must set the stage for Asian beef trade boom

by WLJ
Basse says beef consumption in the U.S. is at its lowest level in 12 years, but demand around the world is increasing with population and wealth from India to China. Until 1998, the average Chinese person made less than $1,000 a year. Today, its $3,900 and rising.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Conference brings ranchers, scientists to Nevada

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Despite blizzards and snarled air traffic nationwide, a diverse crowd of cattle producers, range scientists and government agency employees from across the country turned out to attend last week’s Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV.

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