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Friday, February 13,2009

Cattle feeding losses reflect changing times for industry

by WLJ
For feedlot operators, the final determination on whether 2008 will be classified as ?the worst year? or simply ?one of the worst years? could depend on whether they are still feeding cattle in 2009. The financial losses during the past year are welldocumented for feeders.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Bernalillo County Extension hosts livestock nutrition program

by WLJ
The key to a successful 4-H livestock project in the show ring begins now in the spring with the selection of the animal, learning the proper nutritional requirements, and learning how to manage the animal while it grows.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ft. Worth Sale of Champions benefits youth exhibitors

by WLJ
Over $2 million was generated for Texas youth in the Junior Sale of Champions recently in the West Arena at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo (FWSS). A total of 278 steers, barrows, lambs and goats were purchased by area businesses and individuals for a total of $2,011,571.

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Friday, February 13,2009

EPA rejects animal rights groups? petition on predator control

by WLJ
The efforts by animal rights groups to eliminate the use of Sodium Cyanide used in M-44s and Compound 1080 (sodium flouroacetate) used in Livestock Protection Collars (LPC) has failed.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Shorthorn Association offers scholarships

by WLJ
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the Shorthorn Foundation are now accepting applications for the scholarships available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJ- SA) members. AJSA members are eligible to apply for three different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C.

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Friday, February 13,2009

World facing serious shortage of large animal veterinarians

by WLJ
The U.S. is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation?s food supply and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State?s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Horse Advisory Board to meet in Reno

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management?s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (NWHBAB) will meet in Reno, NV, on Monday, March 2, 2009, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on western public rangelands.

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Friday, February 13,2009

NCBA?s Cattlemen to Cattlemen expands to one hour

by WLJ
Additional opportunities for sponsorship are available on the program, Tessitore says. Companies inter ested can contact Tessitore at 303/850-3390 (mtessi tore@beef.org.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Limousin herdsman?s award goes to Schilling

by WLJ
Each year, Limousin exhibitors at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO, select one of their colleagues to receive the Herdsman of the Year award. Chance Schilling of Schilling Cattle, Edson, KS, received this year?s recognition in the form of a commemorative watch.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Auxiliary scholarships available for Junior Angus members

by WLJ
Applications for the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships are now available online. The postmark for applications is May 10, 2009. Interested Junior Angus members may download the application, access directions, frequently asked questions and general information by visiting: www.

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