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Monday, November 30,2009

Flushing first-calf heifers

by WLJ
Flushing is a management term for providing high quality feeds, usually grains, prior to the start of the breeding to increase reproductive performance. Flushing has been used in the swine industry to increase the number of ovulations in sows. Can this concept be applied to young beef females that calve in less than adequate body condition?.

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Monday, November 30,2009

TCFA names officers, board

by WLJ
The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), during its 2009 Annual Convention in Amarillo, TX, named its officers and directors for the coming year.

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Monday, November 30,2009

Favorable feeding conditions favor beef quality

by WLJ
Cattle feeding conditions vary by location. One yard might be knee deep in snow while the other is dealing with piles of mud. Record high temperatures might cause heat stress in one area while cattle in another region are enduring torrential rainfall..

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Monday, November 30,2009

U.S. Cattlemens Association completes Capitol Hill fly-in

by WLJ
U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) representatives were in Washington, D.C., during the first week of November to share cattle producers concerns with policymakers on a number of cattle industry issues with a primary focus on the country of origin labeling (COOL) challenge under the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Monday, November 30,2009

Raising beef cattle naturally an option to add value

by WLJ
The need for more return per calf has beef cattle producers looking at alternative production practices.Raising cattle naturally is a method that has attracted consumer demand, says Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Not to be confused with organic beef production, the U.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Senate delays action on climate bill

by WLJ
The Senate leadership announced last week that there won’t be any action to advance climate change legislation this year. The news came as President Barack Obama pushed for a bill before international talks on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The shift in focus also means

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Friday, November 20,2009

Early signs of improvement boost market expectations

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started early last week with some light trade on Tuesday in the Corn Belt and better volume followed on Wednesday when the bulk of the week’s business was completed at prices steady to $1 lower than the previous week. Cattle traded in the Corn Belt at $129-130 dressed while

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Friday, November 20,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Reality has taught Congress is slow on oversight because of political pressure brought to bear if they invade the sanctuary of these groups tax-free 501(c)(3) status..

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Friday, November 20,2009

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Richard P. Gabica, 95, died Nov. 3, 2009, at his home in Nampa, ID. Richard was born July 29, 1914, to Elias and Valentina Uberuaga Gabica at Reynolds, where his father was grazing sheep in the Owyhee Mountains near the Reynolds Creek Ranch. The story is told that at the birth of his son, Elias went to Silver City, NV, to celebrate for three days.

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Friday, November 20,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. reported a steep decline in earnings in its third fiscal quarter, and separately said it was negotiating with an investor expected to commit $2.5 billion to the companys U.S. division. The company said it will sell as much as 26.3 percent of its U.

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