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Friday, November 6,2009

ADM reports 53 percent drop in Q1 profit

by WLJ
The head of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said last Tuesday that she remained optimistic that U.S. farmers could bring in a late harvest despite poor weather that has raised fears of reduced supply and yields.

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Friday, November 6,2009

BEEF bits

by DTN
A recall of more than 500,000 pounds of ground beef, for E. coli 0157:H7, has now been linked to two deaths, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. More than 28 people have also been sickened by the tainted product. The first fatality was reported in

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Friday, November 6,2009

Angus association to run weekly carcass evaluation

by WLJ
The American Angus Association (AAA) has issued its first release of genomicenhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) for multiple carcass traits, now available at www.angus.org through AAA Login or EPD/ Pedigree lookup.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Understanding why rye works as a cover crop

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists may soon find a way to enhance the weed-killing capabilities of a cereal grain that enriches the soil when used as a winter cover crop.

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Friday, November 6,2009

KLA youth tour agribusiness and retail industries

by WLJ
The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmens Academy (YSA) was held Oct. 6-7 in the Kansas City area. Fort Dodge Animal Health is partnering with KLA to host members in their 20s for a series of four seminars throughout the year.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Carbon footprint of cattle shrinking

by WLJ
Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when you talk in terms of productivity instead of individual animals, according to one of the newest members of the Washington State University Department of Animal Sciences.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Pfizer delivers innovations

by WLJ
Cattle producers will soon have access to a powerful new suite of traits from Pfizer Animal Genetics that uses significantly more information to generate genomic predictions.

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Friday, November 6,2009

BBU hosts educational symposium

by WLJ
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) recently held the first Beefmaster Symposium Aug. 14-15 at the Heart O Texas Fairgrounds in Waco, TX. The educational event provided an ideal opportunity for both seedstock and commercial cattlemen to gather under one roof and learn more about the role of Beefmaster cattle in todays rapidly changing beef industry.

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Friday, November 6,2009

New meat cuts add value to beef

by WLJ
The end meats, the chuck or the shoulder, and also the round, dropped in value by over 25 percent over a fiveyear period, said a University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) specialist.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Dunkins named BBU Member of the Year

by WLJ
Jim and Anita Dunkin, 4D Beefmasters, Paige, TX, were honored as the 2009 Member of the Year at the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Annual Convention Oct. 22-24 in San Antonio, TX.

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