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Friday, September 4,2009

GLCI conference in Reno, Dec. 13-16

by WLJ
The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) and the Society for Range Management are set to cohost the Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands in Reno, NV, Dec. 13-16, 2009.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Consumer Beef Index shows upswing in beef attitudes

by WLJ
A July 2009 study called the Consumer Beef Index was conducted on behalf of the beef checkoff as a tool used to provide a measure of change in consumer demand for beef.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Cattle price volatility will continue, says economist

by WLJ
Cattle market volatility and big price variations are still with us, Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center director, said recently at the University of NebraskaLincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House. Were really in the worst recession or contraction since 1929, Robb said.

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Friday, September 4,2009

AHA announces fall 2009 Gold TPR breeders

by WLJ
Sixteen dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR TM (Total Performance Records) status for fall 2009, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA). The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Numbers vary on land use change as a result of climate legislation

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Some agricultural opponents of climate change legislation argue the U.S. could lose significant crop acres to forestry, but others worry about cleaner energy demanding more cropland to grow biofuels and renewable electricity. One of the key battles on climate legislation right now is just how much land shifting would occur.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Registration open for annual Young Ag Leadership Conference

by WLJ
Register now for the 2009 Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) Oct. 2-4 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena, MT.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Utilizing DNA markers today ... and tomorrow

by WLJ
Recently, it seems that seedstock and commercial producers are being bombarded with advertising that promotes a variety of DNA marker technologies for application in selection and management programs.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Cattle producers can cut costs with wise bull selection

by WLJ
Like the rest of the economy, producers in the agricultural sector are feeling the crunch with cattle prices down and operating costs up. In these times of economic difficulty, were all looking for ways to help improve our bottom line, said Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky extension beef cattle specialist.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Livestock Indemnity Program claims due

by WLJ
Livestock producers who suffered excessive weatherrelated animal deaths from Jan. 1, 2008, through July 12, 2009, have until Sept. 13 to apply for payments under the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

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Friday, September 4,2009

Manage foot rot to protect cattle herd performance

by WLJ
Producers who recognize foot rot and develop strategies to prevent and treat it can successfully protect their cattle herds performance. Causing an estimated 75 percent of all lameness diagnosed in beef cattle, foot rot, or interdigital dermatitis, can be detrimental to the health of a herd and profits of an operation.

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