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Friday, January 16,2009

Changing hay feeding methods can reduce wintering costs

by WLJ
A three-year wintering investigation was conducted at Dickinson Research Extension Center in North Dakota to determine the effect of hay feeding methods on cow wintering cost. The average amount of hay wasted needs to be calculated when determining how much hay to provide to cows every day or when making forage purchases.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Curtis Custom Feeders beefing up staff and profits

by WLJ
Longtime family feeding operation Curtis Custom Feeders, located in Connell, WA, is challenging the current economic climate. Jeff Curtis, owner and president, has hired Robert H. ?Bob? Lundgren, DVM as the feedlot general manager. Lundgren, well known as manager of McGregor Feedlot and owner of Lundgren, Inc.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Labor issues may raise prices

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Migrant or foreign labor is a must for the dairy industry and other parts of agriculture, and a reduction in the workforce could cost consumers considerably, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert said. Labor and immigration are tied together, and it includes both legal and illegal immigration, said Dr.

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Friday, January 9,2009

Contract market drop pulls cash prices lower

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Sales of fed cattle got off to an early start last week after a midweek slide in futures markets offered incentives for feedlots to sell cattle before additional declines hit the market. Cattle were trading in light numbers in Texas at $85 live basis and at $134 dressed in the Corn Belt on Thursday.

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Friday, January 9,2009

BEEF bits

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Tyson Foods Inc. said recently that its president and CEO, Dick Bond, was stepping down immediately in a move he said was in the best interest of himself and the company. Bond will be replaced on an interim basis by former chairman and CEO Leland Tollett, the company said in a statement.

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Friday, January 9,2009

All-star lineup at Northwest Cattlemens Workshop

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Another all-star list of speakers from throughout the U.S. will be featured at the fifth annual Cattlemens Workshop. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in LaGrande, OR.

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Friday, January 9,2009

Red Angus Spring EPDs

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The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently released the Spring 2009 EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) as updated by Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock. EPDs on individual animals can be accessed through the Data Searches feature on the associations Web site, www.

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Friday, January 9,2009

Premier horse sale will gather buyers in Winnemucca

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Some of the Wests best work and show horses will be up for bid next February as part of Nevadas favorite ranch hand weekend. The Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend will celebrate its 20th year from Thursday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 1, 2009. Thirty teams will vie for honors Saturday and Sunday at the Ranch Hand Rodeo.

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Friday, January 9,2009

Roberts named next NCBA CEO

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The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) announced that Forrest L. Roberts will be its next chief executive officer. Roberts, 42, will start Jan. 20, 2009. We are thrilled Forrest will be joining us as CEO of the National Cattlemens Beef Association.

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Friday, January 9,2009

Important topics highlight Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show

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Everyday issues facing cattle producers throughout the country will be the topic of discussion as Cattlemens College celebrates its 16th year in January.

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