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Friday, February 5,2010

In a state called home, Texas rancher takes Cattlemens Beef Board reins

by WLJ
Its only fitting that after an eventful week in San Antonio, TX, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Texas rancher Dan Dierschke joins the ranks of many across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board chair.

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Friday, February 5,2010

The future of the industry

by WLJ
No matter what segment of the beef business youre involved in, there was a takeaway message from the general session held during the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show.

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Friday, February 5,2010

California operation wins Environmental Stewardship Award

by WLJ
Leavitt L a k e Ranches of Vina, CA, has b e e n named the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The operation was honored last week at the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for making environmental stewardship a priority while improving production and profitability.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship accepting applications

by WLJ
Applications are now being taken for the 15th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund has been established in memory of Ken Troutt, renowned auctioneer for many Northwest bull sales.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Young Producers Council elects new officers and board

by WLJ
The next generation of cattle industry stakeholders from across the nation gathered recently to take part in the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Young Producers Council (YPC) business meeting.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Cattle supply decline to continue in 2010, according to CattleFax

by WLJ
Cattle supplies in 2010 should decline another 1 to 1.5 percent in 2010, Randy Blach, chief executive officer for CattleFax, told attendees of the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, last month. At the same time, beef demand will continue to be impacted by a weak economy and high unemployment.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Texas officials continuing investigation of equine piroplasmosis

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to investigate the spread of equine piroplasmosis from a south Texas ranch, which was first detected in October 2009. Equine piroplasmosis is a tick-borne protozoal infection of horses. At least one species of tick, Amblyomma cajennense,.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Red Angus age and source certificates accessible online

by WLJ
Proper genetic, age and source verification is imperative for Red Angus cattle enrolled in the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) to continue through the marketing channels. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently developed a new tool streamlining access to this documentation.

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Friday, February 5,2010

TEST reports

by WLJ
The 50 head of Angus re- The 17th Annual Washington corded an ADG of 3.26 as a group. Cattlemans Association spon- They were led by a Jan. 10, son of sored WCA/WSU Bull Test has Schultz Danny Boy 12 that is gain- issued a progress report for the ing 4.30 lbs.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Texas producer honored with Deets Scholarship

by WLJ
Jill Ginn, a beef producer from Granbury, TX, was recognized as the recipient of the annual Max Deets Leadership Scholarship presented by the National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF). The ceremony took place during the Best of Beef Breakfast at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX.

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