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Friday, July 17,2009

Angus Genetics Inc. and IGENITY introduce first genomic-enhanced EPDs

by WLJ
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Merial have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide American Angus Association breeders with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) powered by IGENITY. This will be the first time beef producers have access to genomic-enhanced EPDs for multiple traits at onceand from an Angus-specific DNA profile.

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Friday, July 17,2009

Nebraska seeks funds to cull herd

by DTN
Nebraskas two U.S. senators and three representatives sent a letter to USDA requesting funds to compensate a Rock County, NE, rancher for culling his herd after several cattle in the herd contracted bovine tuberculosis (TB).

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Friday, July 17,2009

California leaders call for rural stimulus

by WLJ
Investments in water development, food programs and education will stimulate rural economies and help revive hard-hit communities, according to the leader of the states largest farm organization.

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Friday, July 17,2009

Beef checkoff posting return of $5.55 for every dollar invested

by WLJ
The Beef Checkoff Program returned about $5.55 in value to beef producers for every dollar they invested into it between 2003 and 2008. Thats the overall conclusion of a new economic study completed by Dr. Ron Ward, professor emeritus for the Food and Resource Economics Department of the University of Florida.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Oregon producers actively promoting their industry

by WLJ
Oregon ranchers have long been aware that selfstyled environmentalist groups run aggressive advertising and public relations campaigns which often damage the image of ranchers while enriching the war chests of such groups for their next round of litigation.

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Friday, July 10,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Hayes Walker III died on July 5, 2009, in Lees Summit, MO. He was born on March 20, 1934, in Kansas City to Mary Elizabeth Walker and Hayes Walker Jr. Hayes graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1952 and earned a B.S. in Ag Journalism at Kansas State University in 1956 in Manhattan, KS.

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Friday, July 10,2009

First case of vesicular stomatitis in 2009 detected in south Texas

by WLJ
The nations first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) for 2009 has been detected in a horse in Starr County in far south Texas. VS is a sporadically occurring virus that is endemic to the U.S.

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Friday, July 10,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The California Rangeland Trust has partnered with Panorama Meats, Inc. of Vina, CA, to support the long-term conservation of Californias rangelands.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend adds bull sale

by WLJ
The Humboldt County Agricultural District No. 3 has announced the addition of an Invitational Bull Sale to the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7, 2010.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Watermelons could be tapped for ethanol

by WLJ
With their sweet, refreshing juices and succulent interior, watermelons are a favorite summertime treat, especially around July 4th. But now this Independence Day favorite could become even more of a patriotic commodity. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Lane, OK, have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be made into ethanol.

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