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Friday, February 6,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A years worth of free groceries will generate a lot of excitement. Thats the idea behind the new marketing campaign being launched by the Beef Checkoff. With a sweepstakes, a new interactive Web site, and a TV promotion, the checkoff hopes to generate significant demand for cooking veal at home.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Predator management program cost effective

by WLJ
Wyomings predator management program relating to livestock is cost effective, according to an analysis by the University of Wyomings (UW) College of Agriculture. There is a $1.60 to $2.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Shorthorn announces summer internship opportunity

by WLJ
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) is seeking individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. The intern will assist with programs of ASA and junior activities including the planning and execution of the 2009 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference.

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Friday, February 6,2009

2009 Beef Quality Assurance Award winners announced

by WLJ
Two outstanding producers were named the 2009 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winners for their exceptional day-to-day focus on quality, safety and wholesomeness. Anne Burkholder of Will Feed Inc.

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Friday, February 6,2009

South Carolina family farm wins Environmental Stewardship Award

by WLJ
Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, SC, is the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The family was recognized Jan. 29 at the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for its wholefarm commitment and leadership in conserving natural resources.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen analyzes 300 legislative bills

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Legislative Committee met in Lincoln Jan. 21 and 22 and analyzed 309 bills it considered potentially pertinent to cattle producer interests. The committee made recommendations to the NC Board of Directors, which took positions on 207 billssupport 63, oppose 34, and monitor 110.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Officers elected for Nebraska Beef Council

by WLJ
New officers for the Nebraska Beef Council were elected Jan. 19, 2009, at the Nebraska Beef Council office in Kearney, NE. Dave Hamilton, a cow/ calf producer from Thedford, NE, was elected chairman. Hamilton represents producers in District 2; counties included are Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine, Loup, Brown, Rock and Keya Paha.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Dairy producer elected to chair Cattlemens Beef Board

by WLJ
After an eventful week in Phoenix, AZ, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Lucinda Williams joins the ranks of many ranchers across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) chair.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Ag outlook and farm bill conferences set

by WLJ
Given the current economic uncertainty, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service has scheduled eight agricultural outlook conferences throughout the state. Several members from the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will be presenting.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Idaho Beef Council hires Davis as program manager

by WLJ
The Idaho Beef Council is pleased to announce Katlin Davis as its new program manager. As program manager, Davis is responsible for implementing the Beef Councils market plan for increasing consumer beef demand throughout the state of Idaho.

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