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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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Friday, August 7,2009

Researchers work toward getting a handle on beef flavor

by WLJ
Any good business manager knows success lies in repeat customers. The beef industry follows that model and annually invests millions of dollars in research to help ensure satisfied consumers. Beef is known for taste. If we forget that, we lose a huge price advantage to competing proteins, says Glen Dolezal, Cargill Meat Solutions.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Carcass ultrasound and DNA technology: A progress report

by WLJ
The science and technology that has infiltrated the beef cattle business within the past decade is mind boggling. The tools available to seedstock breeders and commercial producers seem to grow by the day.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Seminars to promote new slaughter options for Washington meat producers

by WLJ
Consumers cravings for local food products doesnt stop with tomatoes and berries from the farmersī market. Washingtons ranchers continue to enjoy growing demand for locally grown steaks, chops and roasts. The challenge lies in the lack of cost-effective local slaughter options that meet federal food safety requirements.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Increasing ethanol may have consequences

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency last week opposing a proposal from the ethanol industry to increase the ethanol blend percentage in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent.

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