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Friday, March 20,2015

Measuring the value of your checkoff investment

by WLJ
As a fifth-generation cattle producer, I pay the dollarper-head Beef Checkoff assessment every time I sell an animal, and I am confident that those dollars are invested as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Montanan wins role of Clara Anderson

by WLJ
Isabella Aurora Allen- Millerd, a third generation Montanan and avid lover of the outdoors, recently won the film role of Clara Anderson. She will portray the young daughter of Montana cattle ranchers Margaret and Tom Anderson in the upcoming docu-drama, “Cowboy.

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Friday, March 20,2015

NCBA, PLC accepting internship applications

by WLJ
“Interning with NCBA and PLC has allowed me to become a part of the team that fights for agriculture and the beef industry each and every day. Not many college students are able to say that they lived and worked in the nation’s capital while representing our country’s most vital industry.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Whether you are ready or not, it's calving season!

by WLJ
Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure that the season goes smoothly, says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist, and Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Millionaire, world-famous ABS sire Shottle dies

by WLJ
ABS Global, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and artificial insemination technologies, is saddened to announce the passing of the globally iconic sire, 29HO12209 Picston Shottle. The recently retired bull leaves behind an outstanding legacy producing 1,174,948 units.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Nutritional value of organic vs. conventional beef

by WLJ
Focusing on the organic and natural beef share of the total beef dollar, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board reported that natural and organic beef had 6.3 percent share for the fourth quarter of 2014 with conventional beef market share at 93.7 percent.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Ag Day highlights the importance of the future

by WLJ
Agriculture is essential to everyday life. America’s farmers and ranchers share a commitment to protecting the land and meeting the demands of a growing population. They are up before the sun, day in and day out, to put food on the table for the nation.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Hormones in beef: myth vs. fact

by WLJ
These growth-promoting hormones are generally administered to cattle in the form of small pellets termed ‘implants,’ placed under the skin in the animal’s ear. The boost in growth rate created by hormone implants allows for cattle to be finished earlier, thereby requiring less time on feed and fewer resources per pound of meat.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Grand National unveils plans for Cattlemen's Day

by WLJ
For more than over 70 years, the event has been the West’s most prestigious western lifestyle event attracting thousands of participants and fans from throughout the West for livestock and horse shows, as well as rodeo action. New for 2015 is the Grand National Ranch Rodeo, which will be held Oct.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Beef trade troubles continue in 2015

by WLJ
Several factors joined forces simultaneously to seriously impact beef exports and imports so far this year. The situation in 2015 is a continuation of trade issues that developed in 2014. Total beef production decreased nearly 6 percent in 2014 and resulted in dramatic increases in U.

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