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by WLJ
2009 July 31
A study of prices received on calves sold through seven video auction sales in 2008 reveals that cattle producers received the highest premiums since 1995 on VAC45 and VAC PreCon calves, and the second highest premium on VAC34 calves. Fourteen years of Pfizer Animal Health price data shows an increasing value for preconditioned calves.
by WLJ
2009 July 31
A new yeast that makes ethanol from both five-carbon and six-carbon sugars without needing oxygen has been developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist. This could be an important breakthrough in industrial ethanol production because its difficult to control oxygen levels as yeasts ferment sugars into ethanol.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
USDA announced it is accepting applications for up to $50 million in projects to promote the continued production and use of biofuels.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) approved a number of policy resolutions and directives to further critical industry priorities. The resolutions were passed by vote during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) and Fort Dodge Animal Health recognize the importance of and demand for bovine veterinarians and production agriculture professionals.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
"We believe in the success of a strong state and national partnership resulting in increased consumer demand for beef and higher consumer confidence. We believe in producer control of checkoff funds through the Qualified State Beef Councils, which are the foundation of the beef checkoff.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
USDA released a study last week, just hours before Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before Congress, extolling the benefits of cap and trade legislation on the agriculture industry.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
In what could be a devastating blow to production agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed its stance on the use of antibiotics as a means of increasing feed efficiency and boosting growth in animal feeding operations.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
A bill to limit the use of corn and other grains in the production of fuel was introduced last week to the applause of animal producers who have long requested a level playing field for the ethanol industry. The bill, The Affordable Food and Fuel for America Act,.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Wyoming beef producers Spencer Ellis, Lovell, WY, and Judy West, Chugwater, WY, were named to leadership positions at the June 5, 2009, Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) meeting in Gillette, WY. The volunteer leaders will help shape the direction and outline priorities for the investment of Wyomings beef checkoff in fiscal year 2010.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Last week, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), Montana Public Lands Council, Montana Association of Grazing Districts, and the national Public Lands Council denounced an effort by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to buy out ranchers grazing leases on the Charles M.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
U.S. beef and pork exports got a boost last week from Costa Rica and St. Lucia, according to USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service. Costa Rica last Monday expanded its import protocol to accept bone-in U.S. beef along with boneless beef, further processed product, and offal such as beef tongues, kidneys, livers and hearts.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Managing animals time on pasture can increase the stocking rate while providing palatable nutrition to the animals, said Doug Anderson, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Keith, Arthur and Perkins counties.
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