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Friday, September 18,2009

Red Angus, Simmental collaborate on conference

by WLJ
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Fed trade steady following good Labor Day holiday sales

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started steady in the Corn Belt last week in a ull range of $129-131 dressed basis. Southern Plains traders were still a few dollars apart at midday last Thursday with trade expected to be no worse than steady with the prior week at $85 live. Packers were believed to be somewhat short

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Friday, September 11,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Several years ago, maybe 10, we were at Iowa State where they were showcasing irradiation and it looked like a slamdunk for food safety. May be you could have Steve address that issue..

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Friday, September 11,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Smithfield Foods Inc. posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss last Tuesday, hurt by low hog prices and a drop in pork sales due in part to consumer nervousness over the H1N1 flu.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Washington adds to areas with West Nile Virus-infected horses

by WLJ
West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in seven more horses, including one in Franklin County, the first confirmed equine case in the county for 2009, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced last week. Two of the horses have been put down; the other five are recovering.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHF WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2010 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. This year, MCHFWHC will honor those historical figures who have had an impact on Montanas western heritage in the years 1860 to 1940.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Beginning producer advisory committee seeks nominees

by WLJ
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced last week that nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are being accepted through Oct. 5, 2009.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Ag economist sees more rough times for beef industry

by WLJ
The pain of recent record losses in the U.S. cattle feeding industry will not diminish soon, but tightening supplies could lead to a modest rebound in late 2010, according to agricultural economist James Mintert.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Early weaning provides boost for young, thin cows

by WLJ
The common tradition for weaning spring-born calves is to wait until late October and even early November. Most mature cows that have been feeding on adequate summer forages will be in very good body condition, despite the pressure of nursing a rapidly growing calf.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Weaning your calves with a plan

by WLJ
Children starting school are a lot like calves getting weaned. Each individual is different. For some, the experience is more stressful than for others, but careful preparation by their caretakers can help make the whole experience much more productive.

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