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Friday, April 17,2009

Farm Bureau speaks out against mandatory cap-and-trade

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Congress should not pass cap-and-trade legislation mandating reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, but should instead promote a market-based incentive program to address climate change, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said last Tuesday.

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Friday, April 17,2009

Borror named California Livestock Man of the Year

by WLJ
The California Livestock Man of the Year award was presented to William F. Borror of Tehama Angus Ranch, Gerber, CA, during the Jr. Grand National Livestock Show held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.

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Friday, April 17,2009

Vilsack hears arguments on animal ID system

by DTN
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack sat down last Wednesday to listen to opinions from livestock and meat industry representatives on what direction they believe the government should take in improving its animal identification and tracking program.

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Friday, April 17,2009

SALE calendar

by WLJ
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates. We do not run consignor sale dates..

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Friday, April 17,2009

Korea remains third-largest buyer of U.S. beef

by DTN
South Korea has reclaimed its position as the No. 3 market for U.S. beef after lifting a five-year ban put in place following the first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. in 2003. Industry sources expect sales to South Korea to continue rising in coming months amid some stability in the currency markets and as the cookout season begins.

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Friday, April 10,2009

Fed cattle prices jump in early trade

by WLJ
Active trade in the north got going on Wednesday last week as packers paid $2-3 more for close to 40,000 head of dressed cattle at prices in the $136-138 range with most of the trade at $137. Southern Plains trade hadnt developed by midday last Thursday as feedlots were passing on the packers $86 offer.

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Friday, April 10,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Canadian producers are pressing the government to seek trade sanctions against South Korea if the country does not quickly end its ban on Canadian beef. Gerry Ritz, Canadas minister of agriculture, said he will consider filing a trade action with the World Trade Organization after receiving no response from officials whom he visited last month.

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Friday, April 10,2009

Cal Poly Bull Test now accepting entries

by WLJ
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, is now accepting entries for their 52nd Annual Cal Poly Bull Test. Last years test consisted of 271 bulls from top seedstock producers in the West and 103 bulls qualified for the sale with an average price of $2,568. This years delivery dates for bulls are May 9 and 10 at Cal Polys Beef Center.

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Friday, April 10,2009

MSGA seeks applications for Montana Environmental Stewardship Award

by WLJ
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is currently seeking applications for the 20th Annual Montana Environmental Stewardship Award. The Montana Environmental Stewardship Award is designed to recognize cattle producers whose natural resource stewardship practices contribute to the environment while enhancing productivity and profitability.

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Friday, April 10,2009

Tom McDonnell takes the reins at the Idaho Cattle Association

by WLJ
The new executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) is Tom McDonnell. McDonnell became ICAs chief operating officer on April 1, 2009, mov ing to Boise, ID, from Chugwater, WY, where he owned a purebred cow/calf operation and also served as a consultant to the American Sheep Industry Association, USDA, and several universities.

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