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Friday, March 13,2009

Mineral balance important to cow performance

by WLJ
Feeding of corn co-products like distillers grains and corn gluten has changed the mineral balance in winter cattle diets, said Dennis Bauer, University of Nebraska Extension educator. Those products are really high in phosphorus, Bauer said.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Fed cattle prices rise

by WLJ
Some early fed cattle trade last week added $1 to the previous week prices in Nebraska where a handful of cattle traded to a regional packer at $131 dressed.

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Friday, March 6,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Cargill has begun construction on an expansion of its Plainview, TX, beef plant, according to the plant?s general manager, Jim Rathke. The expansion adds a finely textured beef operation to the existing facility, and beef product that is 93 percent to 96 percent lean as an ingredient in the company?s ground beef, Rathke said.

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Friday, March 6,2009

South Dakotan is Limousin producer of the year

by WLJ
A dedication to learning, improvement and good animal husbandry helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Tim and Delarie Kessler of Kessler Livestock, Leola, SD.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Funding offers stimulus to horse industry

by WLJ
The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) is doing what no other horse-related organization in the nation has attempted?give a horse to a trainer for 90 days and guarantee $700 in payment with the promise to help market the trainer and the horse to the public.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Counties learn benefits of agricultural emergency planning

by WLJ
Union County Extension agent David Graham has first-hand experience how an agricultural emergency plan prepares a community. His county had just finished the agriculture amendment to its emergency operations plan when the January 2007 blizzard buried some areas of northeastern New Mexico in more than 30 inches of snow and 10- to 15-foot drifts.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Picattos recognized as Red Angus Personality of the Year

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John and Jane Picatto of Spring Valley, IL, were recognized as the 2008 Red Angus Personality of the Year at the 2008 National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY. Director Esther Fischer of Harlowton, MT, presented the award.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Rep. Tim Holden earns Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

by WLJ
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has honored Rep. Tim Holden, D-PA, with its Golden Plow Award, the highest honor the organization bestows on members of Congress. Holden was presented the award last Wednesday for his support of America?s farmers and ranchers by AFBF President Bob Stallman and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Oregon community raises money to support ranchers

by WLJ
What recession? Some 500 supporters of Oregon cattle ranchers showed up recently at a benefit auction and raised more than $70,000 to help local ranchers pay legal costs to defend cattle grazing on public lands.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Nutrition Roundtable to be held in Scottsbluff

by WLJ
For several years, nutritionists from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska have met twice each year to receive updates and have discussions on pertinent beef nutrition topics. This event has become known as the Colorado Nutrtion Roundtable?or simply the Nutrition Roundtable.

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