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by WLJ
2009 February 13
Maximizing quality and efficiency calls for different implanting strategies on steers versus heifers. A Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) seven-year study characterized the effect of trenbolone acetate (TBA) growth implants on both sexes.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Food professionals curious about why beef is so popular with consumers should pick up a copy of Creating Crave: A Professional?s Guide to Understanding Flavor. The newly-revised Beef Checkofffunded publication helps describe ?the beef factor? when it comes to meal preparation, and how different foods can be paired to maximize a consumer?s satisfaction with a dining experience.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Bull buyers can search for Limousin and Lim-Flex herd-sire prospects by directing their Web browsers to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) home page at www.nalf.org and clicking the ?Limousin Exchange: Bull Listing Service? link. Both private-treaty and public-auction sale offerings are included in the searchable database.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
An animal unit month (AUM) and head month (HM) on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands will cost producers $1.35 in 2009, the same as it was in 2008. The $1.35 per AUM/HM grazing fee applies to 16 western states, states where environmental groups and ranchers often clash over land-use and grazing issues.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Cattle inventory numbers released at the end of January showed a continued contraction in the U.S. herd. Analysts had predicted a significant decline, but were surprised by a bigger than expected drop in numbers, which USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) said were down 2 percent from the previous year at 94.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
A years worth of free groceries will generate a lot of excitement. Thats the idea behind the new marketing campaign being launched by the Beef Checkoff. With a sweepstakes, a new interactive Web site, and a TV promotion, the checkoff hopes to generate significant demand for cooking veal at home.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Wyomings predator management program relating to livestock is cost effective, according to an analysis by the University of Wyomings (UW) College of Agriculture. There is a $1.60 to $2.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) is seeking individuals interested in a full-time paid summer internship. The intern will assist with programs of ASA and junior activities including the planning and execution of the 2009 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Two outstanding producers were named the 2009 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winners for their exceptional day-to-day focus on quality, safety and wholesomeness. Anne Burkholder of Will Feed Inc.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, SC, is the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The family was recognized Jan. 29 at the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for its wholefarm commitment and leadership in conserving natural resources.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Legislative Committee met in Lincoln Jan. 21 and 22 and analyzed 309 bills it considered potentially pertinent to cattle producer interests. The committee made recommendations to the NC Board of Directors, which took positions on 207 billssupport 63, oppose 34, and monitor 110.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
New officers for the Nebraska Beef Council were elected Jan. 19, 2009, at the Nebraska Beef Council office in Kearney, NE. Dave Hamilton, a cow/ calf producer from Thedford, NE, was elected chairman. Hamilton represents producers in District 2; counties included are Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine, Loup, Brown, Rock and Keya Paha.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Judge Chris Wickham of Washingtons Thurston County Superior Court recently ruled that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is indeed required to carry out a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis on lands in the Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area (WDWA) before livestock grazing can occur.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
After an eventful week in Phoenix, AZ, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Lucinda Williams joins the ranks of many ranchers across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) chair.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Given the current economic uncertainty, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service has scheduled eight agricultural outlook conferences throughout the state. Several members from the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will be presenting.
2009 February 6
JBS Swift is continuing talks with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on potentially divesting assets to complete its purchase of National Beef Co., and talks remain stuck on some of the major points laid out by DOJ in its anti-trust case, JBS executives said late last month.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The Idaho Beef Council is pleased to announce Katlin Davis as its new program manager. As program manager, Davis is responsible for implementing the Beef Councils market plan for increasing consumer beef demand throughout the state of Idaho.


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