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Friday, January 30,2009

New sheep genomic tool released

by WLJ
A cutting-edge genomic resource is now available which will enhance research in sheep beyond anything that was dreamed possible just two years ago.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Study examines whether fish oil improves cattle fertility

by WLJ
USDA recently awarded University of Northern Colorado biologist Patrick Burns a $98,000 grant to study whether fish oil improves fertility, in cows. The two-year research project may also have implications on human health, fertility and treatment without side effects for conditions like arthritis.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Dallas Horton receives ?Consultant of the Year? award

by WLJ
At their winter meeting in Denver, CO, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, a national organization of beef cattle veterinarians, selected Dr. Dallas Horton as ?Consultant of the Year.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Veal the deal for 2009?

by WLJ
Buzz in the restaurant industry suggests veal may be a trendy product for menus in 2009, according to a dairy producer serving on the industry?s Veal Committee.

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Friday, January 23,2009

Fed trade lower despite positive packer margins

by WLJ
Northern feedlots sold inventory early in the week last week at lower money in an effort to capture some attractive basis levels. Early trade Tuesday and Wednesday came in Colorado at $81-82.50 live basis, 50 cents to $1 lower than the previous week.

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Friday, January 23,2009

BEEF bits

Restaurant unit count flat in 2008

by WLJ
U.S. restaurant industry unit count was flat in 2008, compared to 2 percent growth in 2007, according to a census of U.S. commercial restaurant locations conducted each spring and fall by market research company the NPD Group. Major chain restaurant units (more than 500 units), were up 1 percent.

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Friday, January 23,2009

Caribbean emerges as strong growth market for U.S. lamb

by WLJ
Exports of U.S. lamb to the Caribbean have increased at a rapid pace in 2008, further establishing this island region as the top destination for U.S. lamb in terms of value.

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Friday, January 23,2009

Conference focuses on agritourism

by WLJ
From spending a week working cattle on a ranch to getting lost in a corn maze, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. To help farmers and ranchers learn more about agritourism, a workshop is scheduled for Jan. 30, 2009, in Byers, CO.

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Friday, January 23,2009

Breed Show Results

by WLJ
Reserve Grand Champion Bull - William Wilson, Cloverdale, IN Grand Champion Heifer - Calli Bayer, Ringle, WI Reserve Grand Champion Heifer - Zane Barragree, Absarokee, MT Grand Champion Spring Bull Calf - Gary Dameron, Lexington, IL Reserve Grand...

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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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