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Friday, November 20,2009

New import requirements for horses coming into Colorado from Texas

by WLJ
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announced movement restrictions or additional entry requirements for horses from Texas due to the detection of equine piroplasmosis in south Texas.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Producers urged to vote in county FSA elections

by WLJ
Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that 2009 FSA county committee elections were set to begin with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Federal loan programs ill-suited for cellulosic ethanol

by WLJ
Last year, I wrote an article describing the difficulty cellulosic ethanol producers may encounter obtaining capital to finance the commercialization of new technologies.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Profitable strategies to highlight Cattlemens Update

by WLJ
The workshops, also sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the US- DA Risk Management Agency, Pfizer Animal Health and the Nevada Cattlemans Association, will focus on beef cow management strategies that help ranchers improve their bottom line while maintaining quality.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Consumers want high-quality, branded beef

by WLJ
Beef reigns supreme in consumers protein choices, according to research released earlier this year from West Texas AM University. Nearly half of consumers surveyed put beef as their No. 1 protein choice, and 97 percent indicated they ate beef between one and 12 times each week.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Charles Anstey, Ridder Ranch honored with Century Breeder Awards

by WLJ
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, Charles Anstey and Ridder Ranch were honored as Century Hereford Breeders Nov. 2. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Knowing what contributes to BRD can help you minimize its impact

by WLJ
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an infectious disease complex and one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in stocker and feedlot operations. Understanding the many factors that contribute to the BRD complex is an important step for producers to take in managing the disease.

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Friday, November 20,2009

National wild horse adoption looks to build awareness in 2010

by WLJ
Organizers of National Wild Horse Adoption Day are looking to 2010 after the successful events of 2009 worked to place 499 wild horses in homes throughout the U.S.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Petsch selected for Meat Export Federation leadership role

by WLJ
Meriden, WY, rancher and cattle feeder Irv Petsch was recently selected to serve as the vice chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Beef and Allied Industries committee. The appointment was made at the USMEF meeting held last week in Denver, CO.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen will address challenges

by WLJ
Cattle producers from throughout the state will gather in Kearney Dec. 9 - 11 for the Nebraska Cattlemens (NC) Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. They will receive updates, discuss challenges and opportunities, and help shape the organizations positions on pressing issues.

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