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Friday, February 6,2009

McPhee Red Angus donates bull to raise funds for BIF

by WLJ
McPhee Red Angus of Lodi, CA, is one of four seedstock producers who donated a bull to raise funds for the Beef Improvement Federations (BIF) 41st Annual Meeting and Research Symposium.

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Friday, February 6,2009

The Ranchers Guide: Information for the profit-minded producer

by WLJ
RAAA invites cattlemen to spend an hour with staff and industry experts every other Tuesday night and take part in these interactive discussions of issues that influence ranchers profit equations. For an up-to-date listing of topics and speakers, visit http://redangus.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Red Angus releases Spring 2009 EPDs

by WLJ
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently released the Spring 2009 EPDs as updated by Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock. EPDs on individual animals can be accessed through the Data Searches feature on the associations Web site, RedAngus.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Edelman joins Red Angus marketing team

by WLJ
Myron Edelman of Douglas, WY, joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) on Jan. 2 as director of value-added programs. He will work closely with commercial producers and feedlots, implementing the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP).

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Friday, February 6,2009

Plan your path to profit ...

by WLJ
After several years of unprecedented profitability at the cow/calf sector, ranchers have seen those margins continue to tighten over the past 12 to 18 months. This first caught ranchers attention with headline-grabbing increases in corn and fuel prices, and soon expanded into accelerated land values and forage costs.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Applications now accepted for second Beef Leaders Institute

by WLJ
Young Angus producers interested in networking with others, learning more about the American Angus Association (AAA), and exploring the beef production system should apply to the 2009 Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). BLI is designed for AAA members 25-45 years old as a resource to provide insight to all segments of the beef industry.

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Friday, February 6,2009

NRCS seeks comments on rules for conservation programs

by WLJ
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking public comments on changes to four programs authorized in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, or 2008 Farm Bill.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Energy corridors designated in eleven western states

by WLJ
The Department of the Interior?s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently signed a Record of Decision (ROD) amending 92 land use plans in support of the designation of more than 6,000 miles of energy transport corridors on federal lands in 11 western states.

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Friday, January 30,2009

One sick calf = less profitable pen

by WLJ
Low mortality isn?t the only way to measure the success of your health program. Pfizer veterinarian Robin Falkner told attendees at last fall?s Feeding Quality Forums held in North Platte, NE, and Amarillo, TX, to start thinking about disease management a little differently.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen?s Association (CCA), the Colorado Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), and EnCana Oil Gas (USA) Inc., seeks nominations for the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.

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