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by WLJ
2009 October 9
Growth technologies are among the most effective management tools available to beef producers for adding value to cattle, he said. According to Iowa State University, implanting feedlot cattle can add $71 per head; ionophores, beta-agonists and animal health products can increase that figure another $84.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
University of Nebraska Extension educators have planned Cattlemans Day and Trade Show events for Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in North Platte, NE, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, Ogallala, NE, at the Grey Goose; Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in McCook, NE, at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds; and Tuesday, Nov.
by DTN
2009 October 9
The world needs to invest $83 billion a year in agriculture in developing countries to feed 9.1 billion people in 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said last Thursday.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
A steak sizzling on the grill is to a consumer what a cash register cha-ching is to a grocer. Despite economic conditions, those sweet sensations were in the air this summer as demand for high-quality beef cuts picked up for the worlds largest branded beef program.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
Rue wrote about the importance of advocacy to dispel inaccurate public perception. The general public is easily led to wrong conclusions involving animal agriculture and animal treatment, he wrote. The underlying problem behind this is that a few producers are careless and do not take enough pride in their work to protect the industry.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
Supporting students pursuing large animal veterinary careers, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Pfizer Animal Health have announced the winners of the 2009 AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship. Eleven recipients were chosen, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship towards an education in large animal medicine.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
Now, more than ever, the cattle industry must be united to protect, preserve and promote the industry. That was the message of cattle producer Jack Reich of Zap, ND, during his presidents address to cattle producers during the 80th Annual North Dakota Stockmens Associations (NDSA) Convention and Trade Show Sept.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
Nearly every day, something negative is being said about the beef industry. As consumers become more interested in where their food comes from and anti-agriculture groups become more vocal, the Texas checkoff is taking a proactive approach.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
The number of cattle on feed as of Sept. 1 was reported at 9.9 million head by USDA. The inventory is 1 percent below last September, and the second lowest for the date in the past 10 years. Several states posted large year-over-year gains in on feed numbers with Colorado and South Dakota leading the way, both up 12 percent from September 2008.
2009 September 25
An increasing number of ranchers are experimenting with direct marketing their cattle to consumers. Many ranchers practice direct marketing on a small scale, finishing out a few head to sell to family and friends, but some have taken this practice to another level, realizing substantial profits by
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical group of companies, together with its U.S. animal health business Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Our generation gets its information through media outlets that our predecessors never dreamed of, said Cari Rincker, chair of the YPC Public Relations Committee and an attorney based in New York specializing in agricultural law.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) staff member Mary Neese was among some 90 beef council executives and staffers who were in Denver, CO, last week to learn about and help kickoff 2010 checkoff programs in a meeting themed Coming Together to Drive Beef Demand.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Eugene Gene C. Davis of Bruneau, ID, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. He was born on Nov. 12, 1924, to Perle and Hilda Davis in Canyonville, OR. His family moved to Kuna in 1929 where they farmed. They moved to Homedale in 1942 when his father took out a homestead.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
R.L. Bob Hough, Ph.D., has accepted the position of executive vice president for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The associations board of directors offered him the job in August and he moved into the Centennial, CO, headquarters in early September.


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