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Friday, January 30,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen supports changing Livestock Waste Management Act

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen?s Association (NCA) recently presented testimony to the Legislature?s Natural Resources Committee in support of LB 56. The cattlemen drafted the proposal to change the Livestock Waste Management Act to correct an unfair provision in current state statute.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Colostrum is vital food for newborn calves

by WLJ
Colostrum intake is critical for the newborn calf, says Greg Lardy, a North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist. ?At birth, a calf?s immune system is not fully developed,? he says. ?The calf must rely on colostrum from the cow until its own immune system is totally functional (about 1 to 2 months of age).

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Friday, January 30,2009

Kansas student wins National Beef Industry Scholarship

by WLJ
Meghan Blythe, a high school senior from White City High School in White City, KS, has been named the 2009 National Beef Industry Scholarship winner. Ten outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship provided by CME Group and the National Cattlemen?s Foundation (NCF).

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Friday, January 30,2009

Feeding ethanol co-products phone conference

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Dan Loy, professor of animal sciences at Iowa State University, will discuss corn co-products and how they compare in nutrient content to more typical feeds, and how co-products of the corn milling and ethanol industries can be fed on the ranch, during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Farm leaders prepare for new administration

by WLJ
With the new Obama administration, a new Congress taking over, and the world economy slipping, California agricultural leaders say they will press leaders in Washington to focus on issues that will not only help ensure a plentiful food supply, but also offer an improved financial picture for farming and the nation.

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Friday, January 30,2009

ICF generates funds for Iowa?s cattle industry

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The 2009 Iowa Cattlemen?s Foundation (ICF) auction generated more than $31,000 during the Iowa Cattlemen?s Association (ICA) Annual Convention Jan. 6-7.

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Friday, January 30,2009

New Limousin EPDs available

by WLJ
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the spring 2009 international Limousin genetic evaluation now are available on the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site (www.nalf.org). Users can employ the ?Sire Selector? tool to specify EPD-selection criteria in searching qualified U.

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Friday, January 30,2009

LMA?s actions help markets recover $1.43 million for unpaid livestock

by WLJ
Action authorized by Livestock Marketing Association?s (LMA) Executive Committee, including shouldering a major portion of the legal fees, has helped seven LMA member markets recover approximately $1.43 million from Agriprocessors, Inc., Postville, IA.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Keep herds healthy using active mineral supplementation

by WLJ
Dave and Greg Danker learned early on that developing an efficient breeding program wasn?t going to be a snap. ?Our early attempts at AI and estrus synchronization were pretty much a disaster,? Dave recalls. ?Our conception rates were far below what we wanted them to be.

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Friday, January 30,2009

MCHF to host 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, MT, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.

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