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Friday, January 23,2009

Feedlot Roundtable offered in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport

by WLJ
Feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industry will learn the latest on feedlot management at the 2009 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtable Feb. 10- 12 in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension meeting will be offered Feb.

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Friday, January 23,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
MILE HIGH RED ANGUS CLASSIC - NWSS Jan. 12, Denver, CO 8 Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,013 21 Open females . . . . . . . . . 2,726 1 Bred females. . . . . . . . . . . 4,800 13 Embryos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,950 1 Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500 3 Flushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,333 6 Semen . . .

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Friday, January 23,2009

California and Nevada beef councils join to better promote beef

by WLJ
When the national Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill, the checkoff was assessed at $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle.

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Friday, January 23,2009

Sale of Junior Livestock Champions

by WLJ
Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) each year, only 90 of the very best are at the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions held Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Fed cattle steady, boxed beef higher

by WLJ
Cash trade in the fed cattle markets last Thursday remained slow, although some business had been completed in Colorado at $83.50, steady to 50 cents higher than the previous week. Nebraska and Corn Belt dressed trade was also underway at mostly steady prices despite light to moderate demand from packer buyers.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Publication reviews taxes affecting agricultural producers

by WLJ
With tax season just around the corner, a New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service publication has been revised to remind agriculture producers to be aware of various taxes that affect their operation.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to host trustees gathering and benefit in Helena

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena, MT. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Beef grading explained

by WLJ
When USDA graders stamp carcasses, they estimate the eating experience for consumers and provide report cards for producers. They also measure cutability, or red meat yield. Most carcasses are graded, but very few qualify for the top of the USDA pyramid.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Portable test will identify tuberculosis and FMD

by WLJ
A portable test being developed by biodetection expert Stratophase could soon enable farmers and vets to accurately detect highly contagious diseases such as bovine tuberculosis (TB) and foot and mouth (FMD) in the field, reducing false alarms and containment time and enabling remedial action to be taken more quickly.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Geneticist to speak at Central Grasslands Center

by WLJ
Michael MacNeil, U.S. Department of Agriculture animal genetics researcher, will be a featured speaker during the Jan. 28 Grass-N- Beef Research Review at North Dakota State University?s (NDSU) Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter, ND.

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