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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.
by DTN
2009 November 6
Deterioration in the credit quality of ethanol and livestock producers is prompting a flurry of debt restructuring and higher loan losses at the Farm Credit System and other ag lenders.
by WLJ
2009 November 6
Ranchers and conservationists share an interest in managing grazing lands for optimum ecologic health. They, and others interested in the environmental and economic implications of range management, are invited to a national conference of the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) being held in Reno, NV, Dec.
2009 November 2
Jack Field, executive vice president of the Ellensburg, WA-based Washington Cattlemen's Association, fears his state's proposed gray wolf management plan sets the number of allowed breeding pairs way too high. He also doubts the Evergreen State can afford the plan's generous compensation for ranchers who lose livestock to the predators.
by WLJ
2009 November 2
Poor weather conditions have hampered the harvest of corn and soybeans in most U.S. growing regions, according to USDA's Crop Progress report. Last Monday's report showed that farmers are falling farther behind in their push to get crops out of the field before they are damaged or become unsalvageable.
by DTN
2009 October 30
The discussion draft of a climate-change bill agriculture and forestry title being developed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow would order the U.S.
by WLJ
2009 October 30
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) is seeking interested applicants for the 2010 David G. and Lucille S. Rice Legislative Internship. Through the Rice Internship, CCA provides the opportunity for an individual to learn a great deal about government structure, as well as agricultural policies in which CCA members have a vested interest.
by WLJ
2009 October 30
Taiwanese officials said last week that the country will lift the current ban on bone-in beef from U.S. sources. The restriction, currently in place in many Asian countries, has significantly limited the amount of product eligible for shipment to the lucrative market.


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