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Friday, August 14,2009

Minnesota to host National Red Angus Convention

by WLJ
The 2009 national convention of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is headed north on Sept. 16-19 to the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in Mahnomen, MN. Red Angus producers from across the nation and Canada will convene to handle association business, learn about advancements in the breed, and socialize with other Red Angus breeders.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Stroberg Land & Cattle to host Kansas Ranch Field Day

by WLJ
A session on how the cattle industry is addressing challenges from animal rights groups will highlight the program Aug. 25 during a field day hosted by Stroberg Land Cattle at the Jon Mollhagen familys Reno Ranch near Hutchinson, KS. The host operation, owned by the David Stroberg family,.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Reach for the starch

by WLJ
Producers aiming for high-quality beef, take note: starch is a key at every step in the life of cattle. A recent study from the University of Illinois shows the level of starch in both growing and finishing diets can affect overall performance and final carcass merit.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Cool, wet summer good for grazing livestock

by WLJ
This year, Nebraska producers have had very good rain and cool temperatures so grasses are maturing a little more slowly than usual, said a University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) specialist. Thats good for grazing livestock.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Fed cattle trade comes in steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
Light fed cattle trade was underway in parts of the Corn Belt where cattle were selling at $128-129 dressed last Thursday on light volume. Feedlots in Nebraska moved cattle at $129-130 while 1,000 head were sold in Kansas and Texas on Wednesday at $81 live.

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Friday, August 7,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Food safety has been getting a lot of attention lately. In response to the peanut butter, pistachio, and toll house cookie recalls, the House Energy and Safety Committee has approved the Food Safety Enforcement Act of 2009 to strengthen and expand the U.

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Friday, August 7,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A research project funded by the beef checkoff will try to ascertain how fat is deposited both inside and outside muscle tissue. Scientists at Texas AM University, the University of Idaho, and Texas Tech University submitted the proposal, titled Regulation of Marbling Development in Beef Cattle by Specific Fatty Acids.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Vesicular stomatitis quarantine lifted in Texas

by WLJ
Texas animal health officials have lifted a quarantine on a ranch in Starr County where horses have recovered from vesicular stomatitis (VS), a virus that occurs sporadically in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and other western states.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Cool weather delays corn maturity

by WLJ
Corn growth is behind schedule in North Dakota, according to Adnan Akyuz, North Dakotas state climatologist and assistant professor of climatology in North Dakota State Universitys (NDSU) Soil Science Department. Corn growing degree units across the state are ranging from 900 to 1,250, he says.

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Friday, August 7,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
E. Gates was born on Aug. 14, 1915, to Alonzo E. Gates and Annie Brown Gates in Laredo, TX. He went to be with his Lord and Saviour on July 25, 2009. He grew up on the family ranch outside of Bruni, TX, on Texas 59, just west of Freer, and at 1510 Market St.

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