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Friday, September 18,2009

Researchers study impact of ethanol byproduct on feedlot performance

by WLJ
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but a cheap meal is easy to come byespecially if you use the right ingredients.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Billings, MT, market hosting first qualifying competition for 2010 WLAC

by WLJ
The winner of Livestock Marketing Associationīs 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) might be selling cattle Sept. 25 at Public Auction Yards (PAYS), Bill ings, MT.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Trich vaccine now available

by WLJ
An increase in the number of trichomoniasis (trich) cases being reported is a concern of cow/calf producers across the High Plains ahead of this fall and next springs calving seasons.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Steer feedout gives insights on value of calves

by WLJ
Rather than gripe about poor prices paid for their calves, beef producers should find the value of their calves by feeding them out. At the end of a feedout, the calves are sold to packers based on carcass value.

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Friday, September 18,2009

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Red Angus, Simmental collaborate on conference

by WLJ
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Fed trade steady following good Labor Day holiday sales

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started steady in the Corn Belt last week in a ull range of $129-131 dressed basis. Southern Plains traders were still a few dollars apart at midday last Thursday with trade expected to be no worse than steady with the prior week at $85 live. Packers were believed to be somewhat short

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Friday, September 11,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Several years ago, maybe 10, we were at Iowa State where they were showcasing irradiation and it looked like a slamdunk for food safety. May be you could have Steve address that issue..

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Friday, September 11,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Smithfield Foods Inc. posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss last Tuesday, hurt by low hog prices and a drop in pork sales due in part to consumer nervousness over the H1N1 flu.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Washington adds to areas with West Nile Virus-infected horses

by WLJ
West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in seven more horses, including one in Franklin County, the first confirmed equine case in the county for 2009, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced last week. Two of the horses have been put down; the other five are recovering.

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