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by WLJ
2009 February 6
National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice were announced two weeks ago by the Beef Checkoff Program at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The Beef Backer Award recognizes chain and independent restaurant operators who excel in menuing and marketing beef.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Kristy Lage, Arthur, NE, has been elected 58th president of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) during the organizations 2009 annual meeting Jan. 27-30 in Phoenix, AZ. ANCW is a voice for women who support and promote the beef industry.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The members of the Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) have voted to forward a substantial list of recommendations to the secretary of Agriculture for changes in how the Beef Checkoff is operated.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The 2009 Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) was held Jan. 12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. About 90 members and guests attended. With NALF President Bob Millerberg, Draper, UT, presiding, the main order of business was the Board of Directors election.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Members of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting last month as the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Phoenix. This years convention and trade show was attended by approximately 5,300 people.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) announces the 2009 scholarship honoring the late W.D. Farr, of Greeley, CO. Two annual $12,000 graduate scholarships bearing his name will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experience.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
For a second year, the National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) and Fort Dodge Animal Health are accepting applications for the Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship. Through producer participation, Fort Dodge Animal Health sponsors five scholarships of $5,000 each.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Red Angus cattle are known for practical and profitable traits such as excellent mothering ability, improved uniformity and marketability in crossbred calf crops, superior carcass quality, moderate size, lower maintenance energy requirements, and gentle dispositions.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Seedstock and commercial producer Schuler Red Angus of Bridgeport, NE, earned the prestigious Grid- Master Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The GridMaster Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Cow/calf producer Mel Hummel of Winnemucca, NV, received the prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The GridMaster Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Finn Creek Ranch of Avon, MT, received the prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY, Sept. 17-19. The Grid-Master Award recognizes producers and feeders whose cattle achieved carcass excellence when harvested.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
RAAA invites cattlemen to spend an hour with staff and industry experts every other Tuesday night and take part in these interactive discussions of issues that influence ranchers profit equations. For an up-to-date listing of topics and speakers, visit http://redangus.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently released the Spring 2009 EPDs as updated by Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock. EPDs on individual animals can be accessed through the Data Searches feature on the associations Web site, RedAngus.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Myron Edelman of Douglas, WY, joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) on Jan. 2 as director of value-added programs. He will work closely with commercial producers and feedlots, implementing the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP).
by WLJ
2009 February 6
After several years of unprecedented profitability at the cow/calf sector, ranchers have seen those margins continue to tighten over the past 12 to 18 months. This first caught ranchers attention with headline-grabbing increases in corn and fuel prices, and soon expanded into accelerated land values and forage costs.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
Young Angus producers interested in networking with others, learning more about the American Angus Association (AAA), and exploring the beef production system should apply to the 2009 Beef Leaders Institute (BLI). BLI is designed for AAA members 25-45 years old as a resource to provide insight to all segments of the beef industry.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
A proposal in the upcoming economic stimulus bill set to be voted on in the Senate this week will not use taxpayer dollars to buy out some 320,000 head of dairy cows and place them on the beef market.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
A bill which would block USDA?s proposal to regionalize areas of Argentina and deem them foot and mouth disease (FMD) free was recently introduced to the Senate with broad support.


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