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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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Friday, October 30,2009

Wet weather affecting fall-born calves

by WLJ
The prolonged wet weather is causing calf scours to become a problem in fallborn calves, according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. Scours is a broad, descriptive term referring to diarrhea. Its not a specific disease with a specific cause, but rather a clinical sign of a disease complex with many possible causes.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Now is perfect time for entrepreneurs

by WLJ
Now is the most perfect time to think entrepreneurially and to start some sort of small business, because there are opportunities now, said a University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) Extension educator.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Checkoff dollars used to manage issues

by WLJ
Beef producers are increasingly finding their industries under attack from all angles, including misinformed national media articles, and environmental and nutrition activism.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Beef industry needs more feed efficiency data

by WLJ
Feed accounts for 65 percent to 80 percent of total beef production costs. With grain prices at their highest levels ever, finding a way to lower those costs is important to cattle producers. Feed management practices go only so far, however. A more promising tool for cattle producers is genetic selection for improved feed efficiency.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Cargill, AMI push USDA on allowing irradiation

by DTN
The U.S. beef industry is renewing its push to get USDA to act on a years-old request to use irradiation on beef carcasses to kill harmful pathogens such as E.coli bacteria.

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Friday, October 30,2009

New resource helps producers facing volatile prices

by WLJ
Cattle producers have a new tool to help them develop a marketing strategy, thanks to the work of livestock economists working with the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension.

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