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Friday, May 1,2009

IBBA hosts inaugural Global Brangus Roundup

by WLJ
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) hosted the inaugural Global Brangus Roundup on March 8, 2009, a one-day event held immediately after the 2009 IBBA Convention.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Genetics and marbling in beef

by WLJ
Marbling drives valuebased beef marketing. How to infuse enough of this quality-grade potential into herd geneticsor even how much is enoughhas remained something of a mystery. Thats partly because of the wide range of research results and advice, along with a segmented supply chain and erratic market signals.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Infection puts humans at risk

by WLJ
A number of calves are suffering from cryptosporidiosis this spring, which can put their handlers at risk.

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Friday, May 1,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
Auctioneer: Jerry Lehman Ty Malek, Dan Konen, Tom Carlisle and Gary Gilbert held their first joint Big Sky Classic sale this year at the fairgrounds in Fort Benton. The quality, well-bred offering drew a large crowd, selling at mostly steady prices throughout the sale.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Hereford-Angus cross profitability proven

by WLJ
Using Hereford bulls on Angus-based cows will give producers advantages in profitability, cash flow, herd size, and retained female fertility and longevity, according to a recently completed study at Circle A Angus Ranch.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Conservation Reserve Program summits planned for Colorado producers

by WLJ
Gliko Longmeadow Dr. MT 59106 406-656-2515 406-860-3181 Northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, Dakota Program (CRP). CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, ag producers can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term resourceconserving covers on eligible farmland.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Winners named in AngusSource contest

by WLJ
Unwavering, resolute, committedpick one, because theyre all accurate descriptions of winners in the first quarter Angus- Source Carcass Challenge (ASCC). The top producers and feeders share a steady focus on raising and feeding superior cattle.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Preliminary tests indicate cattle TB infection in Texas dairy

by WLJ
Animal Health Commission, the states livestock and poultry health regulatory agency. Samples were collected from two of the cattle slaughtered for examination and the tissues were submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, IA, for additional testing.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Nominate your fellow cattlemen for the 2010 National Beef Quality Assurance Award

by WLJ
Applications for the second annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Award will recognize one outstanding beef and dairy producer that best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Good news, bad news for cattle fever tick eradication effort

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released from temporary preventive quarantine more than 375,000 acres in Maverick, Dimmit and Webb counties. The preventive quarantine had been imposed on the three counties more than a year ago to prevent the spread of dangerous cattle fever ticks.

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