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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Nebraska and Iowa producers promote beef in Tokyo

by WLJ
Two beef producers from Nebraska and Iowa took part in a U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) U.S. Beef Checkoff-sponsored promotion, made possible through the financial support of the Nebraska Beef Council and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, that helped boost weekend sales of U.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

All Breeds Cattle Tour will headquarter in Dickinson

by WLJ
This years tour includes areas we havent visited on All Breeds Cattle Tours in the past, said North Dakota Stockmens Association Member Services Director Tracey Koester, the tour coordinator. Were glad to add some great new stops and beautiful scenery along the way.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Citizen of the West benefits the National Western scholarships

by WLJ
Every year, funds raised at the Citizen of the West dinner contribute to the education of future agricultural leaders. With more than 1,000 scholarships awarded since 1983, the National Western Scholarship Trust is one of the most prestigious scholarship programs available to youth interested in pursuing degrees in agriculture or rural medicine.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Members resign from Montana Board of Livestock

by WLJ
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) regrets to report the early departure of great industry allies, Meg Smith and George Hammond, from the Montana Board of Livestock (MBOL). Smith and Hammond have spent 11-and-a-half years on the board, originally appointed by Gov.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Clarence Frey honored with Historic Angus Herd Award

by WLJ
The American Angus Association salutes Clarence Frey, Mulhall, OK, for his continued ownership and production of Angus cattle for more than 50 years. Frey will receive a certificate signed by the associations president to honor this Historic Angus Herd achievement.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Washington cattlemen optimistic about future of industry

by WLJ
The Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) recently hosted its fifth annual meeting in Colville, WA. Participants heard from several speakers including U.S. Cattlemens Association (USCA) Region I Director Lee Engelhardt and USCA Director of Government Affairs Jess Peterson.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

USDA reserves use of 840 animal ID numbers for those born in U.S.

by WLJ
USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reserving the use of animal identification numbers with the 840 prefix to only animals born in the U.S. The number 840 is the U.S. country code and appears at the beginning of all animal identification numbers issued in this country.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Schafer leads mission for Central American trade opportunities

by WLJ
Agiculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently led a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the U.S. and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

E. coli vaccine moves closer to approval

by WLJ
Massive beef recalls in both the U.S. and Canada in 2008 prompted many consumer watchdog groups to question the sanitation procedures of beef plants and to worry that USDAs and CFIAs inspection processes are inadequate. This news from CFIA is extremely encouraging, said Graeme McRae, Bioniche CEO.

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Tuesday, December 16,2008

Superior Stampede and Mexicos largest cattle union join forces

by WLJ
Superior Stampede, a division of Superior Livestock Auction, recently entered into a joint venture with the Union Ganadera Regional De Chihuahua (UGRCH), the cattlemens union for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Under terms of the agreement, UGRCH will act as the exclusive representative for all cattle sold by Superior Stampede that enter the U.

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