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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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Friday, November 6,2009

BBU elects leadership during convention

by WLJ
New officers and board of directors were elected during the 49th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention Oct. 22- 24 in San Antonio, TX. The historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel, located on the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk, served as the backdrop for this years Roundup at the River.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Frenzel honored as BBU Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Gary Frenzel, Temple, TX, received the 2009 Breeder of the Year Award at the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Annual Convention Oct. 22-24 in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, November 6,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine recently granted a supplemental label for MGA 200 (melengestrol acetate) Premix and MGA 500 Liquid Premix to be fed at a higher level with Rumensin (monensin). The new label approval allows for MGA to be fed with Rumensin at a maximum rate of 0.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Treatment of cow affects calf

by WLJ
A three-year University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) study, conducted at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory and the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, demonstrates what a cow eats during late pregnancy affects her calf, said a UNL specialist.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Grass farmers let livestock do the work

by WLJ
[Grass farming] is not labor intense and its not equipment intense. Its basically using the animals to do the work for you, said a Nebraska grass farmer at the Nebraska Grazing Conference.

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Friday, November 6,2009

$17 million in grants for beginning producers

by WLJ
USDA announced the award of more than $17 million in grants to 29 institutions to address the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers and enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Checkoff-funded Consumer Veal Index benchmarked in 2009

by WLJ
In July 2009, new questions were added to the existing checkoff-funded Consumer Beef Index to specifically track additional attitudes and perceptions regarding veal. The tool provides meaningful, evaluative consumer-focused data that helps the checkoff assess the impact of the beef industrys efforts to build demand.

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