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Friday, November 13,2009

Use of supplements in cattle rations during cold weather

by WLJ
Maintaining our cows through the various stages of pregnancy, especially through the winter months, has some unique challenges, especially when feeding low quality forages. A forage is considered low in quality when it has digestible energy of less than 1 Mcal/lb.

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Friday, November 13,2009

Harrell elected American Hereford Association president

by WLJ
Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, OR, was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, MO, Nov. 2.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Fed trade comes in steady

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week started off at mostly steady money in the northern tier and Corn Belt regions. Wednesday trade in Nebraska came at $134 dressed and $87 live and Iowa trade was reported at $133 dressed. The few cattle traded in the southern Plains were also

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Friday, November 6,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Dear Pete, That was a great article you wrote in the (Western Livestock) Journal on Oct. 5, 2009. Pollan certainly does not know hardly anything about the cattle business and the food everybody eats.

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Friday, November 6,2009

ADM reports 53 percent drop in Q1 profit

by WLJ
The head of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said last Tuesday that she remained optimistic that U.S. farmers could bring in a late harvest despite poor weather that has raised fears of reduced supply and yields.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Angus association to run weekly carcass evaluation

by WLJ
The American Angus Association (AAA) has issued its first release of genomicenhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) for multiple carcass traits, now available at www.angus.org through AAA Login or EPD/ Pedigree lookup.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Understanding why rye works as a cover crop

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists may soon find a way to enhance the weed-killing capabilities of a cereal grain that enriches the soil when used as a winter cover crop.

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Friday, November 6,2009

KLA youth tour agribusiness and retail industries

by WLJ
The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmens Academy (YSA) was held Oct. 6-7 in the Kansas City area. Fort Dodge Animal Health is partnering with KLA to host members in their 20s for a series of four seminars throughout the year.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Carbon footprint of cattle shrinking

by WLJ
Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when you talk in terms of productivity instead of individual animals, according to one of the newest members of the Washington State University Department of Animal Sciences.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Pfizer delivers innovations

by WLJ
Cattle producers will soon have access to a powerful new suite of traits from Pfizer Animal Genetics that uses significantly more information to generate genomic predictions.

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