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Friday, September 4,2009

First-ever Pan-American Hereford evaluation released

by WLJ
The first Hereford genetic evaluation that includes cattle from more than one continent has been released.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Seven Colorado horses infected with West Nile Virus

by WLJ
Seven equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been diagnosed in Colorado as of Aug. 28, 2009. The cases that have been recently diagnosed represent the first reported cases of WNV this year. The WNV positive tests were submitted from horses examined in the north central, northeast, and southeast regions of the state.

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Friday, September 4,2009

JBS looks to move into poultry

by WLJ
JBS SA, the Brazilian firm which made a big move into the U.S. beef industry with its purchase of Greeley, CO-based Swift, along with the assets of Smithfield Beef and Five Rivers Cattle Feeding two years ago, has announced its intention to get into the U.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Montana regains brucellosis-free status

by WLJ
Montanas governor, Brian Schweitzer, was presented Montanas Brucellosis Class Free Certificate from Dr. Brian McCluskey, western regional director of the USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Veterinary Services, last week. USDA-APHIS reinstated the states brucellosis-free status on July 9.

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Monday, August 31,2009

American Red Angus magazine goes global

by WLJ
This interactive format allows viewers to read the entire magazine online with page-flip technology. Unlike the printed version, however, new features will greatly increase communication.

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Friday, August 28,2009

Drop value adds boost to fed price

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started off with light volume last Wednesday at $130-$132 dressed in the Corn Belt along with some $131-132 dressed and $83 live trade in Nebraska. Analysts predicted that last weeks trade would move $1 higher than the prior week in most areas after support firmed in the contract markets and boxed beef showed some resiliency.

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Friday, August 28,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The beef industry is very important to not only the Colorados economy; but throughout the nation. Beef producers across the state are continually faced with increased operating costs and the threat of losing tax exemptions. When the costs of operation goes up, ranchers need to sell their beef at higher prices in order to at least break even.

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Friday, August 28,2009

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Auctioneer, rancher, horse breeder, pilot, Dean Parker passed away peacefully at home August 20, 2009, due to heart failure at the age of 78. Mr. Parker served the Pacific Quarter Horse Association (PCQHA) for many years as a member of the board and as auctioneer for all the PCQHA auction sales for many years.

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Friday, August 28,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. has agreed to pay a $2,026,500 civil penalty to resolve wastewater issues that occurred years ago at its Dakota City, NE, beef plant, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.

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Friday, August 28,2009

WCA hopes to intervene in stockwater case

by WLJ
The Washington Cattlemens Association (WCA), the oldest organization representing cow/calf and stocker producers throughout Washington, has just submitted its documents to Thurston Countys Superior Court outlining its request to intervene in the...

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