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Friday, February 13,2009

Beef Industry Vision Awards announced

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The 2009 Beef Industry Vision Awards, presented by the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF), were announced at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix, AZ. The recipients were Lykes Bros. Inc.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Use FeedList to buy or sell needed feeds

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Higher-quality forages always are in greater demand in the spring, but inventories are running short, warns J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service dairy cattle specialist. NDSU?s FeedList Web site?http://www.ag.ndsu. edu/feedlist/?may be able to help.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Comprehensive Igenity profile expands

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The comprehensive Igenity profile has expanded to include multiple-marker analyses for average daily gain (ADG) and myostatin. In addition, the horned/ polled analysis is now available for more breeds.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Horse industry leaders provide support to laboratory

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Over the last year, two leading forces in the international world of Thoroughbred racing and equine health have donated a total of $1.14 million to Colorado State University (CSU) Professor Gordon Woods? laboratory to support his research using the horse as a model for understanding human cancer and other age-onset diseases.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Michigan State University and Pfizer Animal Health partner to eradicate BVD

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While bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) continues to cost the cattle industry more than $50 million a year, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Extension, Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health are partnering to design a BVD eradication program for Michigan?s Upper Peninsula.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ernst elected CHB president

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Fellow board members elected Marshall Ernst, Windsor, CO, as the new Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC president. Ernst has served on the CHB LLC and American Hereford Association (AHA) boards since 2006. He owns Ernst Herefords and has more than 30 years of experience in the meat industry.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Beef contains ?good calories?

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Red meat is often blamed for heart disease, obesity and a host of other diet-induced conditions. But scientific journalist Gary Taubes says carbohydrates and lowfat diets may be the real culprit.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ford County Feedyard honored as Hereford Industry Innovator

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Ford County Feedyard Inc. was presented the American Hereford Association Hereford Industry Innovator Award. Danny Herrmann, yard owner and manager, was presented the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, CO, Jan.

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Friday, February 13,2009

NDSA hosts young cattlemen?s conference

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Recognized for their leadership potential, seven young cattlemen and women were selected by the North Dakota Stockmen?s Association (NDSA) Board of Directors to attend a Young Cattlemen?s Legislative Conference (YCLC) in Bismarck Feb. 4-5.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Fort Worth Stock Show extends hospitality, facilitates exports

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Giving foreign visitors a warm welcome at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show can mean big payoffs for area livestock producers looking to sell their animals into foreign markets.

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