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Friday, September 18,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Senate voted 57-40 two weeks ago to confirm Cass Sunstein as the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). As OIRA administrator, Sunstein will review and approve or reject all regulations promulgated by the Obama administration, thus giving him great power to influence these regulations.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Oregon Cattlemen announce scholarship winners

by WLJ
For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is proud to announce its Stewardship Fund Scholarship winners. Scholarships went to five collegebound Oregonians, each receiving a prestigious $1,000 academic award.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Researchers study impact of ethanol byproduct on feedlot performance

by WLJ
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but a cheap meal is easy to come byespecially if you use the right ingredients.

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Friday, September 18,2009

After 75 years, Idaho market remains vital for cattlemen

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Every Friday, Cole Erb finds theres no end of activity at the Blackfoot Livestock Auction that he bought in southeast Idaho nine years ago. Not only can cattle be heard bellowing in the scores of sorting pens outside the main building, ranchers eager to get the best deals on livestock are busy chattering inside.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Billings, MT, market hosting first qualifying competition for 2010 WLAC

by WLJ
The winner of Livestock Marketing Associationīs 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) might be selling cattle Sept. 25 at Public Auction Yards (PAYS), Bill ings, MT.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Trich vaccine now available

by WLJ
An increase in the number of trichomoniasis (trich) cases being reported is a concern of cow/calf producers across the High Plains ahead of this fall and next springs calving seasons.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Steer feedout gives insights on value of calves

by WLJ
Rather than gripe about poor prices paid for their calves, beef producers should find the value of their calves by feeding them out. At the end of a feedout, the calves are sold to packers based on carcass value.

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Friday, September 18,2009

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Red Angus, Simmental collaborate on conference

by WLJ
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.

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Friday, September 11,2009

USDA Never Ever 3 certification helps producers access value-added markets

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
While producers are still trying to sort out the differences between natural, organic, and grass-fed beef, USDA has recently introduced a value-added certification to the mix in an attempt to clarify niche-marketing production claims and to provide producers with a marketing tool for their natural cattle.

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