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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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Friday, November 6,2009

BBU hosts educational symposium

by WLJ
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) recently held the first Beefmaster Symposium Aug. 14-15 at the Heart O Texas Fairgrounds in Waco, TX. The educational event provided an ideal opportunity for both seedstock and commercial cattlemen to gather under one roof and learn more about the role of Beefmaster cattle in todays rapidly changing beef industry.

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Friday, November 6,2009

New meat cuts add value to beef

by WLJ
The end meats, the chuck or the shoulder, and also the round, dropped in value by over 25 percent over a fiveyear period, said a University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) specialist.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Dunkins named BBU Member of the Year

by WLJ
Jim and Anita Dunkin, 4D Beefmasters, Paige, TX, were honored as the 2009 Member of the Year at the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Annual Convention Oct. 22-24 in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, November 6,2009

BBU elects leadership during convention

by WLJ
New officers and board of directors were elected during the 49th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention Oct. 22- 24 in San Antonio, TX. The historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel, located on the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk, served as the backdrop for this years Roundup at the River.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Frenzel honored as BBU Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Gary Frenzel, Temple, TX, received the 2009 Breeder of the Year Award at the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Annual Convention Oct. 22-24 in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, November 6,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine recently granted a supplemental label for MGA 200 (melengestrol acetate) Premix and MGA 500 Liquid Premix to be fed at a higher level with Rumensin (monensin). The new label approval allows for MGA to be fed with Rumensin at a maximum rate of 0.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Treatment of cow affects calf

by WLJ
A three-year University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) study, conducted at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory and the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, demonstrates what a cow eats during late pregnancy affects her calf, said a UNL specialist.

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