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Friday, May 8,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Tyson Foods posted a second quarter loss of $104 million or 24 cents per share last week. According to Leland Tollett, interim president and CEO of the company, Our Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods segments generated financial returns at or near normalized ranges in the second quarter, excluding one-time charges in Prepared Foods.

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Friday, May 8,2009

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
J.T. Elings passed away in the arms of his beloved wife, Virginia Lee (Benoist), at Hospice House in Bend, OR, on Dec. 28, 2008. Jim and Ginger shared an extraordinary love and friendship which was obvious to all who knew them. Jim touched the lives of so many people with his great sense of humor, warmth, and honor, and he will be truly missed.

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Friday, May 8,2009

Upper North Platte Valley ranchers win on Pathfinder Reservoir water issue

by WLJ
The Pathfinder Reservoir, with its headwaters in the mountains of northern Colorado, is the oldest reservoir along the North Platte River. And, it has been a hotly debated topic among parties in the three states of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Among the two most contentious points in the Nebraska v.

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Friday, May 8,2009

BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year named

by WLJ
Harrell Hereford Ranch was honored with the 2009 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Seedstock Producer of the Year Award during the 2009 BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium May 2. Outstanding seedstock operations in the U.S. and Canada have been awarded this honor annually since 1972.

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Friday, May 8,2009

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The American Lamb Board (ALB) is now soliciting the second round of cooperative funding programs. The Matching Grant Program and The Supplier Cooperative Funding Program were designed to leverage funds to further promote American Lamb. The Industry Matching Grant Program has $20,000 available to fund projects and activities that promote American Lamb.

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Friday, May 8,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Dealing with cattle just got easier with Powder Rivers new Cattlemans Double Down Tub and Alley. The double alleyway will make the cattle-working experience quicker and easier. They flow from the tub easier than ever with two nice openings to choose from when entering the double alley.

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Friday, May 8,2009

GLCI to link ranchers and conservationists

by WLJ
Grazing lands make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of the national land base. The wise management of these lands has environmental and economic implications that exceed common perception or understanding, says Bob Drake, chairman of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI).

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Friday, May 1,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Amid the concern over the current flu outbreak, Russia has suspended imports of U.S. beef and poultry, as well as pork. The bans have been placed on shipments originating from plants in states which currently have confirmed cases of the virus circulating.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Consider vaccinating for anthrax now

by WLJ
This springs flooding in the northern Plains increases the probability that anthrax will appear this summer. Producers should seriously consider vaccinating their animals before spring turnout this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Livestock grazing not at odds, could aid grassland conservation efforts

by WLJ
On grasslands of the western Great Plains, livestock grazing typically outranks conservation efforts for rangeland managers. But these two conflicting issues could have a mutually beneficial solution, according to a new research article. In the current issue of Rangeland Ecology Management,.

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