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Friday, December 18,2009

National Western Stock Show preparing for banner year

by WLJ
The 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is preparing for its 104th year. This year’s show will run Jan. 9-24, 2010, at the historic Denver Stockyards. There is an array of activities that will appeal to the whole family at the 2010 NWSS. The livestock on display will provide

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Friday, December 18,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Pork exports increased in October with total shipments of 164,092 metric tons representing the secondlargest monthly volume this year and pork muscle cut exports reaching their highest volume of 2009 at 128,392 metric tons.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Trinity Farms helps educate meat retailers

by WLJ
Washington Angus Association President Mike Forman and his wife, Paulette, president of the Kittitas County Cattlewomans Association, recently welcomed approximately 70 QFC staffersincluding meat department managers, merchandisers and directorsto Trinity Farms.

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Friday, December 18,2009

NWSS to host annual International Livestock Congress

by WLJ
The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) will be hosting the prestigious International Livestock Congress-USA (ILC-USA) for the fourth consecutive year in 2010. Titled Envisioning 2010, Preparing for Future Global Demand, ILC-USA brings producers, retailers, packers and others in the industry supply chain to focus on the entire beef production process.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Tom and Becky Kourlis named 2010 Citizens of the West

by WLJ
The National Western Stock Show has named Tom and Becky Kourlis its 2010 Citizens of the West. They will accept the prestigious award at dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Russian cattlemen visit Colorado

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in conjunction with US Livestock Genetics Export Inc., recently hosted a delegation of Russian livestock producers. The group visited Colorado to learn about livestock practices and herd health management through sessions at Colorado State University (CSU) and ranch visits.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Coors Exhibit names 2010 Featured Artist and Mary Belle Grant Award recipient

by WLJ
Case, from Brigham City, UT, and a graduate of Utah State University, has been painting for 25 years. He is one of the few Utah experts in the philosophy of Robert Henri.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Dont blame cows for climate change

by WLJ
Despite oft-repeated claims by sources ranging from the United Nations (U.N.) to music star Paul McCartney, it is simply not true that consuming less meat and dairy products will help stop climate change, says a University of California Davis (UC Davis) authority on farming and greenhouse gases.

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Friday, December 18,2009

KLA members elect new officers

by WLJ
Sharon Springs rancher and farmer Mark Smith was elected president of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) during the groups annual membership meeting Dec. 4 in Wichita, KS. Smith will serve as the volunteer leader for KLAs 5,500 members during the coming year.

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Friday, December 18,2009

Deere executive highlights future farmer challenges

by DTN
When charting a course for long-term sustainability in agriculture, farmers face the challenges of doubling world food production while coming to grips with the environmental framework needed to address climate change, a key executive from Deere Co.

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