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Friday, February 13,2009

Growth implant strategy outlined at animal science meetings

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Maximizing quality and efficiency calls for different implanting strategies on steers versus heifers. A Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) seven-year study characterized the effect of trenbolone acetate (TBA) growth implants on both sexes.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Publication about beef craving educates professionals

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Food professionals curious about why beef is so popular with consumers should pick up a copy of Creating Crave: A Professional?s Guide to Understanding Flavor. The newly-revised Beef Checkofffunded publication helps describe ?the beef factor? when it comes to meal preparation, and how different foods can be paired to maximize a consumer?s satisfaction with a dining experience.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Limousin Exchange features Bull Listing Service

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Bull buyers can search for Limousin and Lim-Flex herd-sire prospects by directing their Web browsers to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) home page at www.nalf.org and clicking the ?Limousin Exchange: Bull Listing Service? link. Both private-treaty and public-auction sale offerings are included in the searchable database.

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Friday, February 6,2009

BEEF bits

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A years worth of free groceries will generate a lot of excitement. Thats the idea behind the new marketing campaign being launched by the Beef Checkoff. With a sweepstakes, a new interactive Web site, and a TV promotion, the checkoff hopes to generate significant demand for cooking veal at home.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Predator management program cost effective

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Wyomings predator management program relating to livestock is cost effective, according to an analysis by the University of Wyomings (UW) College of Agriculture. There is a $1.60 to $2.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Shorthorn announces summer internship opportunity

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The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) is seeking individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. The intern will assist with programs of ASA and junior activities including the planning and execution of the 2009 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference.

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Friday, February 6,2009

2009 Beef Quality Assurance Award winners announced

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Two outstanding producers were named the 2009 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winners for their exceptional day-to-day focus on quality, safety and wholesomeness. Anne Burkholder of Will Feed Inc.

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Friday, February 6,2009

South Carolina family farm wins Environmental Stewardship Award

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Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, SC, is the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The family was recognized Jan. 29 at the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for its wholefarm commitment and leadership in conserving natural resources.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen analyzes 300 legislative bills

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The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Legislative Committee met in Lincoln Jan. 21 and 22 and analyzed 309 bills it considered potentially pertinent to cattle producer interests. The committee made recommendations to the NC Board of Directors, which took positions on 207 billssupport 63, oppose 34, and monitor 110.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Officers elected for Nebraska Beef Council

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New officers for the Nebraska Beef Council were elected Jan. 19, 2009, at the Nebraska Beef Council office in Kearney, NE. Dave Hamilton, a cow/ calf producer from Thedford, NE, was elected chairman. Hamilton represents producers in District 2; counties included are Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine, Loup, Brown, Rock and Keya Paha.

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