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Friday, January 24,2014

Branded beef resonates with consumers

by WLJ
A nationwide study confirms that the premium quality of the Certified Angus Beef brand resonates with consumers. Seventy-five percent of those interviewed by Firebox Research & Strategy of Beachwood, OH, ranked the Certified Angus Beef brand logo as representing the highest quality Angus beef available.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Calving season—Time to evaluate udder soundness

by WLJ
For the beef cow, udder quality and soundness usually get lumped in a category called convenience traits, along with others including temperament and feed and leg soundness. While all of these traits have the potential for economic impact to a cow’s productivity, at calving time poor udder quality may translate to life and death of a newborn calf.

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Friday, January 24,2014

EPA proposes air standards for new woodstoves

by WLJ
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and heaters, beginning in 2015.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Record-breaking trade show on tap for 2014 cattle industry convention in Nashville

by WLJ
Those attending the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) Trade Show in Nashville, TN, Feb. 4-7, should be sure to pack their comfortable walking shoes.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Healthy and sustainable food systems are crucial to fight hunger and malnutrition

by WLJ
Despite the abundance of food supplies, there are still 840 million people who go hungry every day. This affects their ability to work, it negatively impacts the development of their children, exposes them to illness and leads to premature deaths. The health of another two billion is compromised by nutrient deficiencies.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Beta-agonists, the environment and managing cattle fatigue

by WLJ
In agricultural production, maintaining a level of excellence that includes environmental sustainability, animal welfare and food safety, while keeping food affordable for consumers is top-of-mind for many farmers and ranchers, as well as the researchers looking to help them find solutions to ensure this level of excellence.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Part II, the environment and cattle feed intake

by WLJ
There has been no direct link established between the use of Zilmax and impaired cattle mobility, Reinhardt said. Cattle fatigue syndrome may be caused by many factors, such as summer heat, and exertion prior to harvest.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Arizona National Livestock Show honors pioneers

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show and Arizona Pioneer Stockmen Association honored Velma and Leroy Tucker of Roosevelt, AZ, as the 2014 Pioneer Stockmen of the Year. The Tuckers were honored at the Annual Pioneer Stockmen’s luncheon, Dec. 28 during the 66th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix.

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Friday, January 24,2014

When you wish upon a bull

by WLJ
Last summer, 17-year-old Kyle Bratton of Caldwell, ID, decided to use his upcoming senior project to give back to an organization that helped he and his family through a difficult time as he faced a life-threatening diagnosis. When Kyle was 14, he received treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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Friday, January 24,2014

Ranchers benefit from SDSU's long-term grazing studies

by WLJ
Thanks to the foresight of South Dakota State University researchers, South Dakota landowners making management decisions for their grazing lands and livestock can benefit from more than 70 years of data gathered at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station, operated by SDSU’s Agricultural Experiment Station.

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