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Friday, October 30,2009

Idaho wolf hunters fill quotas

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Fish Game Department (IFG) has decided to shut down three of 12 wolf hunting zones because hunters in those zones are reaching their quotas. The department is allowing for a total of 220 wolves to be killed across the state, but the three zones are approaching the states legal limits.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Pickens hopes to purchase Nevada ranch for horse sanctuary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens and founder of the National Wild Horse Foundation (NWHF), is in negotiations to purchase a historic Nevada ranch which she hopes to convert into a non-profit wild horse sanctuary, learning center, and tourist destination.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Maddux named nations top rancher

by WLJ
Jack Maddux of Wauneta, NE, received the 32nd annual National Golden Spur Award from the Ranching Heritage Association in Lubbock, TX. The award was given in recognition of his contributions to the livestock and ranching industries and his contributions to improving the land and natural resources.

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Friday, October 23,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Twenty-three home cooks showed their sizzle for beef in the South Dakota (SD) CattleWomens 2009 Beef Cook-Off held recently at the South Dakota State Fair. Through eight hours of the contest, home cooks broiled, baked, grilled and saut%u9964 beef vying for $2,000 in top prizes made possible by the SD Beef Checkoff and the SD Beef Industry Council.

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Friday, October 23,2009

GridMaster Grid Award winners recognized for excellent Red Angus product

by WLJ
A reco record-setting 17 pro- ducers and feeders received the prest prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mah- nomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. The GridMaster Gri Award rec- ognizes producers and feed- ers owning cattle that meet and exceed ex strict carcass quality specifications.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Gills honored as 2009 Pioneer Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Over the past 30 years, Gill Red Angus grew and became established as a reputable seedstock source. As the number of registered Red Angus expanded, the Gills began phasing out their commercial operation, allowing them more time to focus on raising quality bulls and elite females.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Mushrushes honored as 2009 Red Angus Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Joe and Connie Mushrush, Mushrush Red Angus, Strong City, KS, received the 2009 Red Angus Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mahnomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. Frank Wedel of Leoti, KS, fellow Red Angus breeder, presented the award to the Mushrushes.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Durheims awarded Red Angus Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
Durheims run over 300 Red Angus-Simmental-cross cows on their ranch located one mile into South Dakota. They have developed their rangeland to a carrying capacity of one animal unit per seven to eight acres. Through extensive A.I., they strive to produce a three-quarter Red Angus, one-quarter Simmental based cowherd.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Red Angus breed celebrates growth at annual convention

by WLJ
Record Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) tag sales, positive registration growth, and record-high GridMaster Awards indicate Red Angus profitability in a tough economy. Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) members convened in Mahnomen, MN, Sept.

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Friday, October 23,2009

American Ranch Horse Assoc. scholarship deadline Dec. 31

by WLJ
American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) youth members who plan to attend a college or trade school next year are invited to apply for a $500 00 academic-based schol- arship for the 2010 2010-2011 0 school year. Applications will be accepted in the ARHA office until Dec.

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