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Friday, March 13,2009

Fed cattle trade steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was starting to unfold early last week in Nebraska and Colorado at $80-80.50, or 50 cents to $1 lower than the prior week. In the southern Plains, a few dressed cattle were sold at $130 in Texas, while Kansas dressed cattle sales came in at $127 on Wednesday, lower than the previous week.

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Friday, March 13,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. has named beef industry veteran Rich Vesta as president and chief operating officer of the company?s U.S. beef operations based in Greeley, CO, the company said in a press release.

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Friday, March 13,2009

Carbon credit market pays for practices landowners may already be using

by WLJ
For a landowner looking to turn a quick profit, the carbon credit market is not the best option, but it can offer supplementary income for conservation practices that are part of a long-term management strategy. ?This isn?t a get-rich-quick scheme,? said Gary Wyatt, an extension educator with the University of Minnesota.

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Friday, March 13,2009

Texas sponsors program to support producers hit by Hurricane Ike

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Texas AgriLife Extension Service has pledged support for ?Operation New Fences,? a new volunteer relief effort for southeast Texas ranchers affected by Hurricane Ike. The initiative was outlined on March 5 by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples during a press conference held in Houston.

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Friday, March 13,2009

USDA grants conditional license for first E. coli O157 vaccine

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USDA has granted a conditional license to Epitopix, LLC for America?s first E. coli O157 vaccine for cattle. The vaccine is made with Epitopix? exclusive SRP Technology, an innovative, patented vaccine production process. The new vaccine is labeled for use in cattle to reduce the prevalence of the E. coli O157 carrier state and for reduction in the amount of E. coli O157 shed in feces to minimize E. coli exposure and infection of herd-mates.

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Friday, March 13,2009

Colorado facing possible drought, says state climatologist

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Federal and academic scientists across the country last week agreed that Colorado?s Front Range is in moderate drought, which means the next three months are pivotal going into the summer, said Nolan Doesken, Colorado State University (CSU) state climatologist.

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Friday, March 13,2009

PRODUCT

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XP 820 represents the most significant advancement in insecticide tag technology in over 20 years. XP 820 is labeled for use on beef cattle, non-lactating dairy cattle, and calves.

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Friday, March 13,2009

USDA requests NAIS comments

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The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently released a proposed rule regarding official animal identification (ID) numbering systems.

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Friday, March 13,2009

Survey shows rise in food safety concerns

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According Accordin to the results of a natio national survey just released, consumers are confident in the safety of their ground grou beef, steaks and roasts despite a rise in their overa overall concern about food safety in i recent months.

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Friday, March 13,2009

2009 AICA Hall of Fame inductees

by WLJ
At the American-International Charolais Association (AICA) Spring Board of Directors Meeting, March 1-2, in Kansas City, MO, Arnold and Carol Wienk were welcomed into the AICA Hall of Fame as nominated by fellow Charolais breeders for continued service and dedication to the Charolais breed.

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