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Friday, February 6,2009

Edelman joins Red Angus marketing team

by WLJ
Myron Edelman of Douglas, WY, joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) on Jan. 2 as director of value-added programs. He will work closely with commercial producers and feedlots, implementing the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP).

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Friday, February 6,2009

Plan your path to profit ...

by WLJ
After several years of unprecedented profitability at the cow/calf sector, ranchers have seen those margins continue to tighten over the past 12 to 18 months. This first caught ranchers attention with headline-grabbing increases in corn and fuel prices, and soon expanded into accelerated land values and forage costs.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Applications now accepted for second Beef Leaders Institute

by WLJ
Young Angus producers interested in networking with others, learning more about the American Angus Association (AAA), and exploring the beef production system should apply to the 2009 Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). BLI is designed for AAA members 25-45 years old as a resource to provide insight to all segments of the beef industry.

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Friday, February 6,2009

NRCS seeks comments on rules for conservation programs

by WLJ
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking public comments on changes to four programs authorized in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, or 2008 Farm Bill.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Industry awaits stronger beef demand

by WLJ
Seasonally strong beef demand is right around the corner, or at least that?s what the cattle industry?from bottom to top?is hoping for. Analysts expect January?s higher slaughter rates to slow down somewhat in February as packers and retailers try to deal with their current oversupply of middle meats and a decreased availability of fed cattle.

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Friday, January 30,2009

BEEF talk

by WLJ
Cows should not be giftwrapped. Very few questions are ever asked by those planning to purchase replacement cows. Not even simple questions, such as are the cows vaccinated or what vaccinations have the cows received? The history of a cow is perhaps more important than the wrapping.

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Friday, January 30,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. officials were scheduled to appear Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court in Chicago for a hearing on proceedings in a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit that seeks to block the company from acquiring National Beef Packing Co. Media coverage of the previous hearing held Jan.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Energy corridors designated in eleven western states

by WLJ
The Department of the Interior?s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently signed a Record of Decision (ROD) amending 92 land use plans in support of the designation of more than 6,000 miles of energy transport corridors on federal lands in 11 western states.

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Friday, January 30,2009

One sick calf = less profitable pen

by WLJ
Low mortality isn?t the only way to measure the success of your health program. Pfizer veterinarian Robin Falkner told attendees at last fall?s Feeding Quality Forums held in North Platte, NE, and Amarillo, TX, to start thinking about disease management a little differently.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemen?s Association (CCA), the Colorado Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), and EnCana Oil Gas (USA) Inc., seeks nominations for the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.

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