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by WLJ
2009 October 23
Jack Maddux of Wauneta, NE, received the 32nd annual National Golden Spur Award from the Ranching Heritage Association in Lubbock, TX. The award was given in recognition of his contributions to the livestock and ranching industries and his contributions to improving the land and natural resources.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Twenty-three home cooks showed their sizzle for beef in the South Dakota (SD) CattleWomens 2009 Beef Cook-Off held recently at the South Dakota State Fair. Through eight hours of the contest, home cooks broiled, baked, grilled and saut%u9964 beef vying for $2,000 in top prizes made possible by the SD Beef Checkoff and the SD Beef Industry Council.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
A reco record-setting 17 pro- ducers and feeders received the prest prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mah- nomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. The GridMaster Gri Award rec- ognizes producers and feed- ers owning cattle that meet and exceed ex strict carcass quality specifications.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Over the past 30 years, Gill Red Angus grew and became established as a reputable seedstock source. As the number of registered Red Angus expanded, the Gills began phasing out their commercial operation, allowing them more time to focus on raising quality bulls and elite females.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Joe and Connie Mushrush, Mushrush Red Angus, Strong City, KS, received the 2009 Red Angus Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mahnomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. Frank Wedel of Leoti, KS, fellow Red Angus breeder, presented the award to the Mushrushes.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Durheims run over 300 Red Angus-Simmental-cross cows on their ranch located one mile into South Dakota. They have developed their rangeland to a carrying capacity of one animal unit per seven to eight acres. Through extensive A.I., they strive to produce a three-quarter Red Angus, one-quarter Simmental based cowherd.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Record Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) tag sales, positive registration growth, and record-high GridMaster Awards indicate Red Angus profitability in a tough economy. Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) members convened in Mahnomen, MN, Sept.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) youth members who plan to attend a college or trade school next year are invited to apply for a $500 00 academic-based schol- arship for the 2010 2010-2011 0 school year. Applications will be accepted in the ARHA office until Dec.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
But Tom Brink, senior vice president for Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, says taking a look at discounts and premiums can help you get more of the latter. Tapping into their database, Brink analyzed more than 300,000 cattle records for correlations with grid components.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
When we realized there was quite a demand for quality big game hunting ...we developed a hunting program where there were a lot of mature bucks with nice antlers, said Rick Danvir, wildlife manager for the Deseret Land and Livestock Ranch near Woodruff, UT.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
With more than 30 speakers addressing beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues, the RBCS is a great opportunity to listen to nationally recognized speakers on a wide...
by WLJ
2009 October 23
With all the things happening right now in Washington, D.C., that have the potential to drastically change the way we are allowed to do our work as ranchers, everyone needs to get involved in their associations, local and statewide, Hougen said.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Research Education Foundation (NCREF) is seeking donations of steers for its annual Retail Value Steer Challenge feeding competition. This is the foundations primary fund-raiser, generating money for scholarships and education and research projects that benefit the Nebraska cattle industry.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
In Lindsay, NE, Beller Feedlot repeated its secondquarter win in the north central region with CAB and Prime acceptance rates at 81 percent. It again relied on the high-quality aim of Homedale, ID, rancher Jimmy Thomas to score big in the carcass contest.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week that it was ready to publish proposed regulations to implement a new voluntary cooperative program under which select state-inspected establishments will be eligible to ship meat and poultry products in interstate commerce.
by DTN
2009 October 23
The latest, and perhaps most profit-crushing, agricultural barrier thrown up this year by China is a ban on U.S. pork, but China also bans U.S. beef and has done so for years. In addition, China continues to threaten U.S. chicken exports in a complicated feud with the U.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Tall fescue is the predominant grass used for grazing in the U.S. But more than 80 percent of the tall fescue in the Fescue Belt region the transition zone between the temperate north and the subtropical southis infected with an endophytic fungus.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
Nitrates are present in all forages, Corriher said. Strictly speaking, the nitrate poisoning should be called nitrite poisoning. With normal levels of nitrates, the range animals rumen converts the nitrate (NO3) into nitrite (NO2), which in turn is converted to ammonia, then into amino acids and then into proteins, she said.
by WLJ
2009 October 23
CHB LLC packing partners National Beef Packing Co. LLC and Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc. harvested 379,282 CHB-eligible cattle and certified 250,266 total carcasses during FY 2009. A total of 36,810,360 pounds was marketed as CHB, which is up 900,000 pounds, or about 2.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Following the old adage that big corn crops tend to get bigger, USDA said on Oct. 9 that the 2009/2010 corn crop would reach 13.018 billion bushels, slightly higher than analysts pre-report expectations of 12.99 billion bushels.


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