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Friday, January 15,2010

Capture premiums with Gateway

by WLJ
The American Angus Associations Gateway program helps producers capture the value of age- and source-verified cattle.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Oklahoma State University animal scientist talks American beef in China

by WLJ
Chinas appetite for beef is growing at a long-term trend rate that is unparalleled by any other major consuming market.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Decrease risk by increasing confidence with higher-accuracy EPDs

by WLJ
Since the late 1970s, expected progeny differences (EPDs) have changed the way beef producers make selection and mating decisions. Dr. Matt Spangler, assistant professor and beef genetics extension specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says the introduction of EPDs empowered producers to make better decisions, leading to faster genetic progress.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Future industry leaders take part in KLA academy

by WLJ
The 2009 class of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmens Academy (YSA) graduated Dec. 4 at the KLA Convention in Wichita. Fort Dodge Animal Health partnered with KLA to host 20 members for a series of four seminars throughout the year..

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Friday, January 15,2010

Weed meets its match in field trials

by WLJ
In Oregon, California and other western states, infestations of medusahead have marched across rangeland habitats like the Genghis Khan of grasses.

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Friday, January 15,2010

BQA award winner provides high-quality beef products

by WLJ
An exceptional cattle producer and livestock auction market operator was named the 2010 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winner for his focus on animal care practices. Morris Larson, Spencer Livestock Sales of Spencer, IA, was honored at the Iowa Cattlemens Association Annual Convention in Ames, IA, on Jan.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Russia bans U.S. poultry

by DTN
Russia, which does not belong to the WTO, lowered its quota for U.S. poultry this year. But industry officials believe the chlorine issue will be worked out because Russia cannot yet produce enough to meet its needs..

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Friday, January 15,2010

Jump in rustling apparently spurred by hard economic times

by DTN
Cruising down a two-lane blacktop where the Catlow Rim drops down into a broad valley of sagebrush and bunchgrass, ranch manager Stacy Davies pulls his pickup over to let pass a herd of young bulls being trailed along the road by a couple of his buckaroos, as ranch hands are called here.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Estate tax repeal creates dilemma

by DTN
Often, wills have been written with an expectation the estate tax structure that has been in place for years would continue, estate planners say. The wills typically direct that assets that are not subject to estate tax be passed on to childrenfor 2009, up to $3.

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Friday, January 15,2010

Video educates public on the benefits of ranching, grazing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Youve got to tell your story. Lately, these are the buzzwords that ranchers have been hearing in industry media, from local cattlemens associations, at conferences, and in classrooms.

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