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by DTN
2009 October 23
The latest, and perhaps most profit-crushing, agricultural barrier thrown up this year by China is a ban on U.S. pork, but China also bans U.S. beef and has done so for years. In addition, China continues to threaten U.S. chicken exports in a complicated feud with the U.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Tall fescue is the predominant grass used for grazing in the U.S. But more than 80 percent of the tall fescue in the Fescue Belt region the transition zone between the temperate north and the subtropical southis infected with an endophytic fungus.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Nitrates are present in all forages, Corriher said. Strictly speaking, the nitrate poisoning should be called nitrite poisoning. With normal levels of nitrates, the range animals rumen converts the nitrate (NO3) into nitrite (NO2), which in turn is converted to ammonia, then into amino acids and then into proteins, she said.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
CHB LLC packing partners National Beef Packing Co. LLC and Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc. harvested 379,282 CHB-eligible cattle and certified 250,266 total carcasses during FY 2009. A total of 36,810,360 pounds was marketed as CHB, which is up 900,000 pounds, or about 2.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Following the old adage that big corn crops tend to get bigger, USDA said on Oct. 9 that the 2009/2010 corn crop would reach 13.018 billion bushels, slightly higher than analysts pre-report expectations of 12.99 billion bushels.
2009 October 16
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a final rule last month that will require many feedlots to report their emissions as part of a mandatory greenhouse gas registry. According to the new rule, any facility that emits more than 25,000 tons of greenhouse gas per year will be required to report to the EPA.
2009 October 16
Montana wildlife commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to halt gray wolf hunting in a wilderness district near Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed within three weeks of a special hunt’s early season start, including four members of a Cottonwood pack familiar to tourists.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Declines in calf prices may interest some producers in feeding calves and marketing them at heavier weights later rather than sending them to market now, according to a North Dakota State University (NDSU) livestock specialist.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Iowas beef producers have chosen the Iowa Beef Steakhouse, Des Moines, IA, as the 2009 Iowa Beef Backer recipient. This annual honor is presented to an Iowa restaurant that exemplifies exceptional beef dining. According to owner Henry Schneider IV, the Iowa Beef Steakhouse is committed to serving only the best beef available.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
John F. Polvorosa, 73, a great friend to many and a man always wearing a smile, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2009, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, OR.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
The Nebraska Wind Power 2009 Conference will be held in Kearney, NE, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center Nov. 9-10. Gov. Dave Heineman will keynote the conference Monday noon and Larry Flowers, national technical director of Wind Powering America at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Fall is a transition time in the cattle business. Unfortunately, transition equals stress for calves which can result in increased incidence of disease. Dr. Nels Lindberg, Animal Medical Center, Great Bend, KS, says coccidiosis is one disease producers should pay extra attention to as calves enter the feeder or stocker phase.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
For 50 years, the Nations Restaurant News Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO) has fueled the foodservice industry with the education and peer-topeer connections that have contributed to the longterm success of countless chain restaurant companies.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Cargill, which doesnt provide quarterly revenue, depends on its diversity to insulate it from volatility in its commodity businesses. The companys business includes processing crops into food ingredients and slaughtering U.S. livestock to trading complex financial instruments.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
The weather continues to complicate the farming and ranching scene, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Looking to market or purchase elite Hereford genetics? The American Hereford Association (AHA) has launched a new online auction Web siteBuyHere ford.comwhich will feature regular online consignment auctions.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
More than 130 young people from across the state learned about estate planning, climate change regulations affect on agriculture, wind energy and activism during the 6th Annual Young Agricultural Leadership Conference Oct. 2-4 in Helena, MT.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Three years ago, a 30-year decline in beef quality grades was apparent, with only half of fed cattle grading USDA Choice. The Choice/Select spread hit record highs in 2006, but today, the picture is much different (see chart). July figures show 60.1 percent of the harvest mix graded Choice the first half of this year, but why?.


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