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Friday, December 11,2009

Balancing feed costs and cow health

by WLJ
Winter months can be challenging for beef producers from a nutritional standpoint. With less available forage and colder temperatures, proper winter feeding becomes more important than ever. It is critical to maintain adequate body condition

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Friday, December 11,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Stephen Bartow Bart Strang was born on June 7, 1928, in New Hope, PA, to Stephen B. Strang and Ellen (Lathrop) Strang. Bart spent his early years in Bucks County, PA, and at the age of 8, moved with his family to Ralston Creek Ranch near Golden, CO. The remote location of the ranch necessitated home schooling for Bart and his brother Mike.

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Friday, December 11,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The largest merger in the history of Brazils meat industry appears to be nearing completion. The two companies, JBS S.A. and Bertin S.A., have reached an agreement on exchange ratio of shares.

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Friday, December 11,2009

Water for Life files lawsuit challenging secret water right negotiations

by WLJ
Water for Life and a halfdozen individual irrigators have filed suit against the Oregon Water Resources Department and director for denying public access to the Tribal water rights negotiations surrounding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement in violation of Oregon law (ORS 539.

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Friday, December 11,2009

American Akaushi Association selects genomics service provider

by WLJ
The American Akaushi Association of Yoakum, TX, recently selected BeefTek, Inc. of Montana as its sole provider for DNA and genomics technology. Dr. Antonio Calles, the original importer of the Akaushi breed and president of HeartBrand Beef, Inc.

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Friday, December 11,2009

NCBA unveils enhanced educational platform for 2010 industry convention

by WLJ
New, dynamic educational sessions with direct access to the leading authorities on pressing cattle industry issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges, are available at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Antonio, TX, starting Jan.

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Friday, December 11,2009

Farms, fertilizers and greenhouse gas emissions

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are front and center in finding out how farming affects emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O).

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Friday, December 11,2009

Manageable crossbreeding systems help drive profitability

by WLJ
Every crossbreeding system has its advantages and disadvantages, cattle experts agree, so producers must evaluate programs in terms of providing the best possible performance within their own unique situations.

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Friday, December 11,2009

$100,000 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover offered

by WLJ
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is shaking up the horse industry again as it offers a sister event to the highly successful Extreme Mustang Makeover with its $100,000 guaranteed Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover.

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Friday, December 11,2009

KLA completes successful convention

by WLJ
Ranchers, feeders and dairy producers addressed business concerns through policy approved at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention Dec. 3-4 in Wichita, KS. KLA members voted to endorse resolutions dealing with taxes, livestock marketing, transportation issues and water policy, among other issues.

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