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Friday, October 23,2009

BEEF bits

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Friday, October 23,2009

Traits correlated with grid premiums

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But Tom Brink, senior vice president for Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, says taking a look at discounts and premiums can help you get more of the latter. Tapping into their database, Brink analyzed more than 300,000 cattle records for correlations with grid components.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Together, wildlife, livestock can improve bottom line

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When we realized there was quite a demand for quality big game hunting ...we developed a hunting program where there were a lot of mature bucks with nice antlers, said Rick Danvir, wildlife manager for the Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch near Woodruff, UT.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Wyoming hosts Range Beef Cow Symposium

by WLJ
With more than 30 speakers addressing beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues, the RBCS is a great opportunity to listen to nationally recognized speakers on a wide...

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