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Friday, January 30,2015

Finding best ways to safeguard beef production in changing climate

by WLJ
Sporting collars equipped with GPS tracking devices, these beef cattle are part of a sweeping five-year study led by Kansas State University to better understand beef production vulnerability across the southern Great Plains in the face of climate change.

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Friday, January 30,2015

BQA best management practices

by WLJ
Written records were mentioned in the first portion of this story, and they are extremely important when following BQA guidelines and these records become even more valuable when they are passed along to the next segment of the industry with the cattle.

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Friday, January 30,2015

FAO director calls for action on food insecurity

by WLJ
“Food security is an important foundation for peace, political stability and sustainable development. In the history of humanity, time and time again we have seen vicious circles linking violence and hunger, and these are conflicts that are not restricted by national borders,” Graziano da Silva told meeting participants.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Range science impacts policy, rural economies

by WLJ
Keith Nantz sees himself like this in a few years: Sitting on a horse watching cows and fat calves as they munch on tall grass on his property. Elk graze nearby, wild turkeys strut by with their young, and a creek with clean water meanders past aspens and pines.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Choice retail values at record highs in 2014

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U.S. retail Choice beef values climbed through 2014, reaching a record high of $6.30 per pound in November (most recent complete data). Retail value is defined as the average value at the grocery store of a basket of beef cuts, measured in cents per pound of retail weight.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Stock Show excitement soars with 682,539 fans attending 2015 show

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The 2015 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) finished strong with the second highest overall attendance in Stock Show history set at 682,539 visitors. That is an increase of 42,517 guests over the 2014 Stock Show and second highest in its 109-year history.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Application period set to close for Sam Noble Scholarships

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“We do not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to complete an application that could provide significant support for a college education,” said Mary Kate Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Engagement and Project Management at the Noble Foundation.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Bev Fryer recognized as MT Ranching Woman of the Year

by WLJ
Each year, Montana Stockgrowers recognizes someone who has made great contributions to the ranching community and goes above and beyond to help family and friends. This Ranching Woman of the Year award is a great opportunity to honor the women who are often the backbone of Montana’s ranching communities.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Wyoming Beef Council conducts online survey of cattle producers

by WLJ
The WBC, a five-member board of beef producers, works on behalf of the cattle growers of Wyoming to increase beef demand domestically and internationally for the benefit of Wyoming farmers and ranchers. WBC programs are funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff collected on all Wyoming cattle when they are sold.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Women in ag conference to celebrate 30 years

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Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, their communities, their families and themselves at the 30th Women in Agriculture Conference, the longestrunning women’s conference of its kind in the country, Feb.

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