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Friday, July 31,2009

New UNL research geared to increase profitability

by WLJ
Three new University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) research projects underway at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) near Whitman seek to reduce feed cost while maintaining benefits.

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Friday, July 31,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
A.J. Smith Jr., the 24-year editor of the Oklahoma Cowman magazine, knew of and was known by thousands of cattle producers in Oklahoma as well as other states. Saturday, July 25, Smith suffered an aneurysm during the Oklahoma Cattlemens Association state convention in Midwest City, OK, and died.

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Friday, July 31,2009

Preconditioned calves earn record premiums

by WLJ
A study of prices received on calves sold through seven video auction sales in 2008 reveals that cattle producers received the highest premiums since 1995 on VAC45 and VAC PreCon calves, and the second highest premium on VAC34 calves. Fourteen years of Pfizer Animal Health price data shows an increasing value for preconditioned calves.

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Friday, July 31,2009

Yeast research expected to help develop next-generation biofuels

by WLJ
A new yeast that makes ethanol from both five-carbon and six-carbon sugars without needing oxygen has been developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist. This could be an important breakthrough in industrial ethanol production because its difficult to control oxygen levels as yeasts ferment sugars into ethanol.

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Friday, July 31,2009

Ramirez wins Calgary Stampedes International Livestock Auctioneer Championship

by WLJ
Paul Ramirez of Tucson, AZ, displayed the fastest, most persuasive chant in the West, winning the 21st International Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the Calgary Stampedes Livestock Show and Rodeo. It was Ramirezs fifth time competing for a shot at the title.

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Friday, July 24,2009

House passes wild horse bill despite opposition

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The House of Representatives, on a 239-185 vote, recently passed a bill changing how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is allowed to manage the nations wild horse population.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Producers testify against federal expansion of water regulations

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The Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA), Senate Bill 787 (S. 787), was strongly opposed by a wide range of organizations last Wednesday at a hearing before the House Committee on Small Business.

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Friday, July 24,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
USDA announced it is accepting applications for up to $50 million in projects to promote the continued production and use of biofuels.

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Friday, July 24,2009

NCBA completes successful summer convention

by WLJ
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) approved a number of policy resolutions and directives to further critical industry priorities. The resolutions were passed by vote during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Fort Dodge scholarships awarded

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) and Fort Dodge Animal Health recognize the importance of and demand for bovine veterinarians and production agriculture professionals.

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