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Friday, May 15,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen scholarship winners

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation (NCREF) is pleased to announce the winners of the foundation scholarships awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. Winners will be recognized during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting June 18 in West Point, NE, during the NCREF Luncheon.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Texas AM Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

by WLJ
The 55th Annual Texas AM Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 at Texas AM University in College Station, TX. Planning committee members from around the state have met with us and helped us put together another outstanding program, said Jason Cleere, Texas Agri- Life Extension beef cattle specialist and conference coordinator.

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Friday, May 15,2009

National Wild Horse Adoption Day Sept. 26

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wild horse groups, and other animal advocates from across the nation are joining forces for a single cause to encourage the American public to consider and act on the adoption of a wild horse or burro. A goal of 1,000 adoptions has been set for the first National Wild Horse Adoption Day to be held Sept.

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Friday, May 15,2009

Fed cattle market turns steady to higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets were looking steady to slightly higher last week as buyers came to the table looking to secure cattle to fill Memorial Day production needs. The demand has been on the increase from wholesale buyers to meet the holiday weekend sale needs.

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Friday, May 8,2009

Fed trade turns lower

by WLJ
A sagging boxed beef cutout and lackluster demand helped to pull cash cattle prices lower last week. Trade was started on Wednesday with some light volume in Texas and Colorado at $85, but much of the trade looked to be done by Thursday afternoon after Texas and Kansas feeders traded cattle at $84 live basis.

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Friday, May 8,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Amen to your editorial in the WLJ, 4-27-09 on R- CALF activities! It is hard to understand why leaders of an organization purporting to represent cattle producers continually bash their own product, beef. Until quite recently, we frequently read quotes of some R-CALF leaders stating their members raise cattle, not beef.

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Friday, May 8,2009

GUEST editorial

by WLJ
The United States has an incredibly prosperous agricultural industry. Our livestock and poultry are among the healthiest in the world. However, even with all the preventative measures USDA already has in place, animal disease can still strike. A disease event can have far-reaching consequences, impacting more than just farmers with sick animals.

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Friday, May 8,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
R-CALF USA understands that Pete Crow is critical of R-CALF USAs seemingly unconventional strategy for achieving the organizational policies established by its thousands of cattle-producing members. Mr. Crows April 27 comments suggest that R-CALF USA is perhaps entering dangerous territory by taking its message directly to consumers.

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Friday, May 8,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Tyson Foods posted a second quarter loss of $104 million or 24 cents per share last week. According to Leland Tollett, interim president and CEO of the company, Our Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods segments generated financial returns at or near normalized ranges in the second quarter, excluding one-time charges in Prepared Foods.

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Friday, May 8,2009

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
J.T. Elings passed away in the arms of his beloved wife, Virginia Lee (Benoist), at Hospice House in Bend, OR, on Dec. 28, 2008. Jim and Ginger shared an extraordinary love and friendship which was obvious to all who knew them. Jim touched the lives of so many people with his great sense of humor, warmth, and honor, and he will be truly missed.

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