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by WLJ
2009 February 13
Ford County Feedyard Inc. was presented the American Hereford Association Hereford Industry Innovator Award. Danny Herrmann, yard owner and manager, was presented the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, CO, Jan.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Recognized for their leadership potential, seven young cattlemen and women were selected by the North Dakota Stockmen?s Association (NDSA) Board of Directors to attend a Young Cattlemen?s Legislative Conference (YCLC) in Bismarck Feb. 4-5.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
The latest information on cattle management and marketing is at producers? fingertips. North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service specialists and county agents are posting short video programs online weekly to provide cattle producers with information on relevant topics this winter, such as nutrition and calving.
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.


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