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Friday, February 12,2010

SALE reports

by Jerry York - WLJ Field Representative
RED BLUFF BULL SALE Jan. 30, Red Bluff, CA 138 Angus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,861 20 Balancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,953 12 Brangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,700 32 Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,166 2 ChiAngus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000 7 Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,314 23 Hereford. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Friday, February 12,2010

Beef industry hopeful for 2010 recovery

by WLJ
The cattle industry should be on the mend in 2010, says Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. Available supplies of beef will drop in the U.S. as production declines and exports increase. Demand will be better at home as the U.S. economy continues to climb back from the depths of the recession, he said.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Annual survey shows continued approval of beef checkoff

by WLJ
A survey of 1,200 beef and dairy producers nationwide was conducted in late December 2009 and early January 2010 by the independent firm Aspen Media Market Research.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Moisture causes hardship in Texas

by WLJ
When it comes to moisture, from one side of the state to the other, it ranged from extremely wet to extremely dry, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Angus scholarship opportunities available

by WLJ
The Angus Foundation will offer two $5,000 scholarships given in memory of former American Angus Association Executive Vice President Richard Dick Spader. In addition, a number of $3,000 scholarships and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Oregons 2009 agricultural sales post biggest percentage fall in at least 33 years

by WLJ
Oregons farmers and ranchers grossed $4.1 billion in sales last year, a 14.8 percent plunge from the prior year as prices weakened in key commodities, according to estimates in an Oregon State University (OSU) report.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Room for growth in Japanese market

by DTN
Japanese demand for U.S. beef continues to grow, but as the trade here cant get enough age-verified supply, it prefers the stable availability of Australian product.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Scholarships available for junior Shorthorn breeders

by WLJ
Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) members.

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Friday, February 5,2010

NCBA governance change proposal receives mandate

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
On the final day of the successful National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual conference held in San Antonio, TX, the NCBA Board of Directors approved a recommendation for reshaping the governing structure of the organization by a wide margin. In a 201-13 decision

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Friday, February 5,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. said recently that it would indefinitely delay its planned $2 billion initial public offering (IPO) of stock in the U.S. The company cited weak demand for the issuance and said that until the market situation improves, it will seek other means of financing its operations.

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