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Friday, October 30,2009

Rising corn costs strain cattle feeders

by DTN
Rising corn prices combined with other economic factors such as a weak dollar and higher crude prices are pressuring cattle feeders and could force more of them out of business in coming months.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Winner of WLAC qualifying contest started early

by WLJ
At the age of 9 or 10, Tye Casey, Plymouth, IN, started auctioneering, selling baby calves at his grandfathers market in Michigan.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Collaboration, efficiency, choice are key to feeding people

by WLJ
Allowing farmers to use proven management practices and technologies that help them produce food most efficientlywhile allowing consumer choiceis the foundation for reducing hunger both locally and globally, according to Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco.

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Friday, October 30,2009

High Plains Ag Conference set for Dec. 2 in Lubbock, TX

by WLJ
Plans are being finalized for the Texas AgriLife Extension Services High Plains Ag Conference set for 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Texas Agri Life Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Cattlemens College featured at OCA Convention

by WLJ
Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) members and interested parties are encouraged to register early for the Cattlemens College at the 2009 Annual Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) Convention Dec. 3 at The Riverhouse in Bend, OR.

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Friday, October 30,2009

NCBA praises move to repeal death tax

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) is continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation providing additional relief and permanency in the tax code for Americas farmers, ranchers and other small business owners. As part of these ongoing efforts, NCBA is supporting H.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award recipient announced

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation (SCF) and Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) are proud to announce the recipient of the 2009 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award:

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Friday, October 30,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) announces that it has acquired certain Fort Dodge Animal Health vaccines, parasiticides and antibiotics for the BIVI cattle business in the U.S. and Canada.

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Friday, October 30,2009

KLA program underscores need for advocacy

by WLJ
A veterinarian who is providing national leadership on the animal care issue, the chief executive officer of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), and a U.S. senator from Kansas are among those on the program for the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention in Wichita.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Tick-transmitted horse disease detected in Texas

by WLJ
A tick-borne disease known as equine piroplasmosis has been confirmed on a ranch in south Texas. Additional testing is being conducted to determine the extent of infection. Horses on the ranch are quarantined to their premises and a thorough disease investigation is underway.

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