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by DTN
2009 November 6
A recall of more than 500,000 pounds of ground beef, for E. coli 0157:H7, has now been linked to two deaths, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. More than 28 people have also been sickened by the tainted product. The first fatality was reported in
by WLJ
2009 November 6
The 2009 corn crop, which USDA predicts will be the second largest on record, continued last week to face problems which may hamper final harvest totals. USDAs crop progress report last Monday showed the crop continues to lag behind the five-year average pace for both
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Last Tuesday, voters approved, by a large majority, Ohios ballot measure, Issue 2, to create a 13-member animal welfare oversight board to monitor animal agriculture practices in the state.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
The American Angus Association (AAA) has issued its first release of genomicenhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) for multiple carcass traits, now available at www.angus.org through AAA Login or EPD/ Pedigree lookup.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists may soon find a way to enhance the weed-killing capabilities of a cereal grain that enriches the soil when used as a winter cover crop.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmens Academy (YSA) was held Oct. 6-7 in the Kansas City area. Fort Dodge Animal Health is partnering with KLA to host members in their 20s for a series of four seminars throughout the year.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when you talk in terms of productivity instead of individual animals, according to one of the newest members of the Washington State University Department of Animal Sciences.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Cattle producers will soon have access to a powerful new suite of traits from Pfizer Animal Genetics that uses significantly more information to generate genomic predictions.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) recently held the first Beefmaster Symposium Aug. 14-15 at the Heart O Texas Fairgrounds in Waco, TX. The educational event provided an ideal opportunity for both seedstock and commercial cattlemen to gather under one roof and learn more about the role of Beefmaster cattle in todays rapidly changing beef industry.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
The end meats, the chuck or the shoulder, and also the round, dropped in value by over 25 percent over a fiveyear period, said a University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) specialist.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Jim and Anita Dunkin, 4D Beefmasters, Paige, TX, were honored as the 2009 Member of the Year at the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Annual Convention Oct. 22-24 in San Antonio, TX.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
New officers and board of directors were elected during the 49th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention Oct. 22- 24 in San Antonio, TX. The historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel, located on the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk, served as the backdrop for this years Roundup at the River.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Gary Frenzel, Temple, TX, received the 2009 Breeder of the Year Award at the Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Annual Convention Oct. 22-24 in San Antonio, TX.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine recently granted a supplemental label for MGA 200 (melengestrol acetate) Premix and MGA 500 Liquid Premix to be fed at a higher level with Rumensin (monensin). The new label approval allows for MGA to be fed with Rumensin at a maximum rate of 0.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
A three-year University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) study, conducted at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory and the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, demonstrates what a cow eats during late pregnancy affects her calf, said a UNL specialist.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
[Grass farming] is not labor intense and its not equipment intense. Its basically using the animals to do the work for you, said a Nebraska grass farmer at the Nebraska Grazing Conference.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
USDA announced the award of more than $17 million in grants to 29 institutions to address the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers and enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
In July 2009, new questions were added to the existing checkoff-funded Consumer Beef Index to specifically track additional attitudes and perceptions regarding veal. The tool provides meaningful, evaluative consumer-focused data that helps the checkoff assess the impact of the beef industrys efforts to build demand.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
It was discovered in the early 1900s that under certain conditions, sorghums (including the forage sorghums) are capable of releasing hydrocyanic acid, or commonly called prussic acid. Prussic acid, when ingested by cattle, is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and blocks the animals cells from utilizing oxygen.


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