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Friday, February 13,2009

EPA rejects animal rights groups? petition on predator control

by WLJ
The efforts by animal rights groups to eliminate the use of Sodium Cyanide used in M-44s and Compound 1080 (sodium flouroacetate) used in Livestock Protection Collars (LPC) has failed.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Shorthorn Association offers scholarships

by WLJ
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and the Shorthorn Foundation are now accepting applications for the scholarships available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJ- SA) members. AJSA members are eligible to apply for three different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C.

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Friday, February 13,2009

World facing serious shortage of large animal veterinarians

by WLJ
The U.S. is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation?s food supply and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State?s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Horse Advisory Board to meet in Reno

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management?s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (NWHBAB) will meet in Reno, NV, on Monday, March 2, 2009, to discuss issues relating to the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on western public rangelands.

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Friday, February 13,2009

NCBA?s Cattlemen to Cattlemen expands to one hour

by WLJ
Additional opportunities for sponsorship are available on the program, Tessitore says. Companies inter ested can contact Tessitore at 303/850-3390 (mtessi tore@beef.org.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Limousin herdsman?s award goes to Schilling

by WLJ
Each year, Limousin exhibitors at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO, select one of their colleagues to receive the Herdsman of the Year award. Chance Schilling of Schilling Cattle, Edson, KS, received this year?s recognition in the form of a commemorative watch.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Auxiliary scholarships available for Junior Angus members

by WLJ
Applications for the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships are now available online. The postmark for applications is May 10, 2009. Interested Junior Angus members may download the application, access directions, frequently asked questions and general information by visiting: www.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Gelbvieh Association releases Winter 2009 Sire Summary

by WLJ
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) recently announced that its 2009 Winter Sire Summary is available free online to seedstock and commercial producers. Go to www..

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Friday, February 13,2009

Step by step guide to finding the right bull

by WLJ
It pays to do some homework on determining what kind of bull you need prior to purchase. Concentrate on those factors which stand to have the largest impact on profitability. I know many producers spend many hours in the process of purchasing a bull.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Timely marketing of cull cows important to bottom line

by WLJ
Short-term, gummer, and smooth-mouth are all terms cattlemen use to describe their older bovine employees. They have produced well for the past 10-12 years. These cows are the experienced veterans of the herd. However, due to age, lack of teeth, and an anticipated decline in production, they are forced to retire.

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