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Friday, October 9,2009

Ultrasound improves sheep genetic advancement

by WLJ
At the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, ID, research leader Greg Lewis and his colleagues have shown that ultrasound could significantly improve the speed and accuracy of selective breeding methods. Producers currently rely on visual appraisals to predict carcass traits before choosing which sheep to breed.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Dairy support package slows ag spending bill

by DTN
The U.S. dairy industry is really several related industries, with high levels of specialization by area of the country. The traditional northeastern and midwestern producers frequently focus on fluid milk productionthe cartons seen in supermarkets.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Educating the next generation

by WLJ
Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) recently partnered with its licensed distributor, Performance Food Group, at the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV). Their joint mission: to educate the next generation of chefs on preparing high-quality beef dishes that will capture future consumer demand.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Ultrasound as a feedlot marketing tool

by WLJ
Using ultrasound to measure carcass quality and establish Expected Progeny Differences in the purebred beef industry has long been accepted practice. Every cattleman knows that quality beef starts with quality genetics. And centralized processing labs like the CUP Lab have made ultrasound data accurate and reliable.

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Friday, October 9,2009

CAB celebrates commitment to quality, excellence

by WLJ
Anybody would expect the past years economic downturn to present only challenges, but the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand found plenty of opportunities in the market.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Nebraska producers encouraged to apply for funding for branded products

by WLJ
On behalf of the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export- Midwest), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding Nebraska suppliers of the start of the 2010 Branded Program year.

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Friday, October 9,2009

California Central Coast restaurant recognized as the 2009 California Beef Backer Award winner

by WLJ
The California Beef Council (CBC) announced last Tuesday that Jockos Steak House in Nipomo, CA, has been recognized as the recipient of the 2009 California Beef Backer Award.

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Friday, October 9,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
New vaccine combines viral protection and Lepto hardjo-bovis prevention in one vaccine Pfizer Animal Health introduced a new vaccine that takes reproductive protection to the next level. The newlyreleased Bovi-Shield GOLD

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Friday, October 9,2009

Grant available to help combat noxious weeds in Colorado

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has grant funds available to help fight seven species of noxious weeds on Colorados eastern plains.

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Friday, October 9,2009

USDA open to CRP sign-up in 2010

by DTN
The potential is still there for enrollment in fiscal year 2010, Coppess told a House Agriculture subcommittee. While were waiting on the regulation ... were evaluating that as well. We wont be able to put anything forward on the general sign-up until we have the proper regulation out.

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