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Friday, June 12,2009

Industry leaders inducted into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

by WLJ
In recognition of their vision, inspirational efforts and leadership that has helped shape todays cattle feeding industry, Paul F. Engler and the late William D. W.D. Farr are honored as the inaugural inductees into the newly established Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.

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Friday, June 12,2009

Managing cattle feeding operations during tough times

by WLJ
Once again, cattle feeders are in an extended period of economic challenges and need to take advantage of every opportunity to survive in these tough economic times, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) beef cattle specialist said.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Washington State study compares grazing and CRP

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In the arid farming country of eastern Washington, crop choices are often said to be limited to wheat, more wheat, or CRP. But Washington State University (WSU) researchers and cooperators are seeking USDA funding to continue a study that may provide area farmers with more options.

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Friday, June 5,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has scheduled a symposium in Waco, TX, for Aug. 14-15, 2009. The schedule of events includes discussion forums on providing quality purebred animals and managing performance with todays technology, marketing...

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Friday, June 5,2009

Cattle feeders compete in annual TCFA Fed Beef Challenge

by WLJ
The 2009 Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Annual Fed Beef Challenge brought 150 cattle feeders from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico to Amarillo, TX, for the opportunity to show off their best cattle and try to win prizes. A total of 117 finished steers and heifers were shown.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Cattlemens bills signed by Colorado governor

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) applauded two bills signed by Gov. Bill Ritter last week. There were five bills signed to help protect and conserve Colorados water and land. SB 158 was a bill that CCA worked very hard to see become law in Colorado.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Cattlemenīs Beef Board approves changes to Beef Checkoff Program

by DTN
Talks are starting among cattle and meatpacker groups over possible changes to the beef checkoff. The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted a meeting last Tuesday in Washington for several groups to explain their individual policies and review recommendations laid out in January to the U.

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Friday, June 5,2009

TB-related restrictions continue to take a toll on California producers

by WLJ
The detection of bovine tuberculosis (TB) at several central California dairies last year led to a downgrade in the states TB status, however, its not just dairymen who are paying the price.

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Friday, June 5,2009

USTR: Trading partners must play by rules, too

by WLJ
In his first address to an agricultural trade association as a member of President Obamas Cabinet, U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Ron Kirk told members of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) that he is committed to making U.S. exports a cornerstone of the nations economic recovery.

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Friday, May 29,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Total red meat supplies in freezers April 30 were up 1 percent from March but down 5 percent from a year ago, according to USDAs monthly Cold Storage report. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the pre vious month but down 7 percent from last year.

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