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Friday, September 11,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Now, producers can merge the inside information from Igenity with calf health, source and age verification records all in one place, says Dr. Stewart Bauck, executive director of research and development, Igenity. This partnership is a continuation of user-friendly solutions Igenity and GAM have brought to the beef industry.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Estimated $300,000 available in 2010 Extreme Mustang Makeovers

by WLJ
The Extreme Mustang Makeover, the nations most unique equine competition, will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition after two years of what industry observers are calling nothing short of amazing events across the U.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Oregon ranchers fight litigation, foul play

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Oregon cattlemen with summer permits on the Malheur National Forest (MNF) recently won a victory in the Oregon Federal District Court after Judge Ancer Haggerty ruled to overturn a preliminary injunction on grazing on the Murderers Creek and Lower...

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Friday, September 4,2009

Wolves kill 120 sheep in a single incident in Montana

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Jon Konen was unloading lambs for sale at Billings, MT, on Sunday, Aug. 16, when he got a frantic call on his cell phone from a son who remained behind at their ranch near Dillon, MT, to tend to their livestock there. Dad, weve got a heck of a mess up here! his son exclaimed.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Market-ready fed cattle supplies start to tighten

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was working toward resolving the last of the supply issues last week as feedlots reportedly moved good numbers of heavy cattle, particularly in parts of the Corn Belt where they had been stacking up in some feedlots. Trade last Wednesday on dressed cattle was in the $130-131 range for the region.

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Friday, September 4,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to look into Canadas complaint that South Koreas sixyear ban on Canadian beef is in violation of world trade rules, Canadian officials said last week. WTO will set up a dispute settlement panel, at Canadas request, to decide whether South Koreas ban violates its obligations under the WTO.

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Friday, September 4,2009

GLCI conference in Reno, Dec. 13-16

by WLJ
The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) and the Society for Range Management are set to cohost the Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands in Reno, NV, Dec. 13-16, 2009.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Consumer Beef Index shows upswing in beef attitudes

by WLJ
A July 2009 study called the Consumer Beef Index was conducted on behalf of the beef checkoff as a tool used to provide a measure of change in consumer demand for beef.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Cattle price volatility will continue, says economist

by WLJ
Cattle market volatility and big price variations are still with us, Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center director, said recently at the University of NebraskaLincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House. Were really in the worst recession or contraction since 1929, Robb said.

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Friday, September 4,2009

AHA announces fall 2009 Gold TPR breeders

by WLJ
Sixteen dedicated Hereford breeders achieved Gold TPR TM (Total Performance Records) status for fall 2009, according to the American Hereford Association (AHA). The Gold TPR Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production.

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