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Friday, January 30,2009

ICA names Schooley as 2008 Hall of Fame inductee

by WLJ
The Iowa Cattlemen?s Association (ICA) is pleased to announce Phil Schooley as the 2008 ICA Hall of Fame Award recipient. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors that ICA can give one of its members.

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Friday, January 30,2009

NALF welcomes Garrick to member services post

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) has a new member services specialist. Erin Garrick joined the staff Jan. 5. Her primary responsibilities will be genomicsoriented member services and animal recording.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Empowering, energizing youth a key NCBA accomplishment

by WLJ
Young cattlemen and women were motivated by the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association (NCBA) to get more involved in the cattle industry this year, according to the organization?s outgoing president.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Herefords bring premium at annual feeder calf sale

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Buyers and sellers gathered for the largest offering yet at the annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program feeder calf sale Oct. 27, 2008. Ninety-six consignors sold 1,121 head of age-, source- and healthverified Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves in the program?s tenth year, earning sellers more than $29,000 in premiums.

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Friday, January 30,2009

Texas testing horses for contagious equine metritis

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Texas is among 27 states tracing and testing horses that may have been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted during breeding or artificial insemination. CEM can cause temporary infertility of horses.

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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

by WLJ
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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