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Friday, February 19,2010

Immigrant dairymens dreams turn sour

by DTN
From a strip mall in Wauseon, OH, a town of 7,200, Willy van Bakel built a multimillion-dollar business bringing fellow Dutch dairy farmers to America. Theyre dreamers like himself, he says.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Inside information equals faster genetic progress

by WLJ
To help illustrate how this genetic progress can happen, Dr. Bob Weaber, state Extension specialist, mental to that goal, and no matter what a specific operations goals areadding inside information from a comprehensive DNA profile to the decision-making toolbox is a powerful option to help speed up this process.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Spring Creeks Cattle Co. is Limousin commercial marketing booster

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year award during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan. 13 in Denver, CO.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Missouri couple wins Limousin Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
Accurate recordkeeping, strict culling, and strong industry ties helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Mike and Betsy Cravens of Lees Summit, MO. Their MB Limousin enterprise topped a field of four nominees that also included Roger Wick, New Rockford, ND; Wayne J.

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Friday, February 19,2010

LLBs Coakley named Limousin Promoter of the Year

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Limousin Promoter of the Year award to Scott Coakley, vice president of cattle procurement for Lauras Lean Beef Co. (LLB), during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan.

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Friday, February 19,2010

National foodservice Beef Backer Award winners announced

by WLJ
The Beef Checkoff Program announced the 2009 National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in San Antonio, TX. The Beef Backer Awards recognize independent and chain restaurants that set the highest standards in menuing and marketing beef.

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Friday, February 19,2010

North Dakota brand renewal period begins in August 2010

by WLJ
North Dakota requires brands to be renewed every five years and, by law, brands will expire after Dec. 31, 2010.

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Friday, February 12,2010

"Eco-Cowboys" aims to bring ranching to television

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Imagine this. You come in from feeding, flop down in your recliner, and turn on the Discovery Channel, expecting the usual overheated fare of tomb raiding and conspiracy theories. Instead, you are greeted by the familiar face of Baxter Black, iconic cowboy poet, author, and humorist, sharing his

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Friday, February 12,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
China declared a new food safety campaign last week after contaminated products from an earlier scandal showed up repackaged in several places around the country, exposing weaknesses in the countrys promise to stop such problems from happening again.

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Friday, February 12,2010

California rains lead to hope for a rangeland revival

by WLJ
Autumn and winter rains have transformed many California pastures: Rangeland grasses and other forage have germinated and started to recover. Many stock ponds have refilled. Some ranchers are even starting to talk about expanding their herds. But most remain cautious.

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