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Friday, April 24,2009

OCA calls for legislature to change wolf bill language

by WLJ
Distressed by a documented wolf kill of 29 lambs and one calf on fellow Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) member Curt Jacobs Keating Valley, OR, property, the 1,900 members of OCA called on Oregon lawmakers to amend a bill currently before the state legislature to change the language so ranchers could protect their livestock.

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Friday, April 24,2009

Ag economist expects robust improvement of cattle prices by 2010

by WLJ
The beef industry has suffered one of the most dramatic negative impacts from the general economy, but could experience an equally dramatic recovery when the economy rebounds, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.

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Monday, April 20,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Korea. Donald married Mary Alice Donald Wesley Albert, 78, passed Sigman in Prineville on June 18, away April 2, 2009. He was born June 1960. He is survived by his wife; a 26, 1930, in Boulder, CO, to Charles daughter, Dawn Marie (Ron) Alexan- and Una (Arbuthnot) Albert.

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Friday, April 17,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Texas CattleWomen is hosting a Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest, open to all youth between the ages of 17 and 20, to prepare young people to speak up on behalf of the beef industry. Four winners will receive $6,000 in prize money and scholarships.

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Friday, April 17,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
What else is the dairy industry going to do to screw the beef producers again? Where are the people who represent the beef producers NCBA [National Cattlemens Beef Association]? Why dont we have an organization that is out to take care of our...

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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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