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Monday, November 30,2009

TCFA names officers, board

by WLJ
The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), during its 2009 Annual Convention in Amarillo, TX, named its officers and directors for the coming year.

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Monday, November 30,2009

Favorable feeding conditions favor beef quality

by WLJ
Cattle feeding conditions vary by location. One yard might be knee deep in snow while the other is dealing with piles of mud. Record high temperatures might cause heat stress in one area while cattle in another region are enduring torrential rainfall..

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Monday, November 30,2009

U.S. Cattlemens Association completes Capitol Hill fly-in

by WLJ
U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) representatives were in Washington, D.C., during the first week of November to share cattle producers concerns with policymakers on a number of cattle industry issues with a primary focus on the country of origin labeling (COOL) challenge under the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Monday, November 30,2009

Raising beef cattle naturally an option to add value

by WLJ
The need for more return per calf has beef cattle producers looking at alternative production practices.Raising cattle naturally is a method that has attracted consumer demand, says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Not to be confused with organic beef production, the U.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Federal regs may hurt sheep producers

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Many of those who attended the Idaho Wool Growers Association’s 117th annual convention Nov. 6-8 in Sun Valley were surprised to learn that new U.S. Homeland Security regulations could block reliable documented Peruvian and Mexican workers from returning this month to the U.S. in time for

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Friday, November 20,2009

Senate delays action on climate bill

by WLJ
The Senate leadership announced last week that there won’t be any action to advance climate change legislation this year. The news came as President Barack Obama pushed for a bill before international talks on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The shift in focus also means

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Friday, November 20,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. reported a steep decline in earnings in its third fiscal quarter, and separately said it was negotiating with an investor expected to commit $2.5 billion to the companys U.S. division. The company said it will sell as much as 26.3 percent of its U.

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Friday, November 20,2009

NDSU feedout project seeks calves

by WLJ
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is looking for cattle producers to participate in the 2009-10 Eastern North Dakota Cattle Feedout.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Modoc County cattleman selected as CCA second vice president

by WLJ
At the 93rd Annual California Cattlemens Association (CCA) Convention in Sparks, NV, William (Billy) Flournoy, a public lands rancher from Likely, CA, was nominated and elected to serve a two-year term as a second vice president for CCA.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Look back at last calving season and ahead to next calving season

by WLJ
Only eight or nine months ago, the spring calving cows were calving, the temperature was cold, and the calving pastures were muddy.

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