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Friday, February 13,2009

Fort Worth Stock Show extends hospitality, facilitates exports

by WLJ
Giving foreign visitors a warm welcome at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show can mean big payoffs for area livestock producers looking to sell their animals into foreign markets.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Video programs answer cattle producers? questions

by WLJ
The latest information on cattle management and marketing is at producers? fingertips. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service specialists and county agents are posting short video programs online weekly to provide cattle producers with information on relevant topics this winter, such as nutrition and calving.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Growth implant strategy outlined at animal science meetings

by WLJ
Maximizing quality and efficiency calls for different implanting strategies on steers versus heifers. A Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) seven-year study characterized the effect of trenbolone acetate (TBA) growth implants on both sexes.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Publication about beef craving educates professionals

by WLJ
Food professionals curious about why beef is so popular with consumers should pick up a copy of Creating Crave: A Professional?s Guide to Understanding Flavor. The newly-revised Beef Checkofffunded publication helps describe ?the beef factor? when it comes to meal preparation, and how different foods can be paired to maximize a consumer?s satisfaction with a dining experience.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Limousin Exchange features Bull Listing Service

by WLJ
Bull buyers can search for Limousin and Lim-Flex herd-sire prospects by directing their Web browsers to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) home page at www.nalf.org and clicking the ?Limousin Exchange: Bull Listing Service? link. Both private-treaty and public-auction sale offerings are included in the searchable database.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Fed cattle prices hold the line

by WLJ
The downward trend in the boxed beef market was offset by the tight supply of market-ready fed cattle last week. Packers came to the table at midweek offering steady money to prices which were $1 higher than the previous week at $130-131 dressed basis for the early trade last week in Nebraska.

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Friday, February 6,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A years worth of free groceries will generate a lot of excitement. Thats the idea behind the new marketing campaign being launched by the Beef Checkoff. With a sweepstakes, a new interactive Web site, and a TV promotion, the checkoff hopes to generate significant demand for cooking veal at home.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Predator management program cost effective

by WLJ
Wyomings predator management program relating to livestock is cost effective, according to an analysis by the University of Wyomings (UW) College of Agriculture. There is a $1.60 to $2.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Shorthorn announces summer internship opportunity

by WLJ
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) is seeking individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. The intern will assist with programs of ASA and junior activities including the planning and execution of the 2009 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference.

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Friday, February 6,2009

2009 Beef Quality Assurance Award winners announced

by WLJ
Two outstanding producers were named the 2009 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winners for their exceptional day-to-day focus on quality, safety and wholesomeness. Anne Burkholder of Will Feed Inc.

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