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November 2006


CT: November 01, 2006 13:52:04 CST
ALABAMA AGRIBUSINESS COUNCIL TO HOST LISTENING SESSION SERIES ON AGRIBUSINESS IN ALABAMA
The Alabama Agribusiness Council will host a series of three listening sessions entitled Developing a Strategic Plan for Agribusiness in Alabama: Listening Sessions Series - to hear from Alabamians in the business of agriculture, family farming and agribusiness on their needs.

CT: November 01, 2006 13:53:21 CST
CATTLE MARKET OUTLOOK HIGHLIGHTS KLA CONVENTION
Beef producers will hear how the changing cattle cycle will affect market prices in 2007 during the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention, November 30 – December 1 in Wichita.



CT: November 01, 2006 17:00:51 CST
CALVES' PASSIVE IMMUNITY AFFECTS LIFETIME PERFORMANCE
A successful cow/calf operation requires that a large percentage of cows wean a live calf every year. A live calf at weaning time requires survival of the offspring from birth to weaning. Cattle that are healthy as calves, healthy weaned stockers, and remain healthy throughout finishing, are more productive and much more cost efficient.

CT: November 02, 2006 15:55:26 CST
LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION RELEASES FALL EPD'S
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the fall 2006 International Limousin Genetic Evaluation now are available through various features of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Web site.

CT: November 02, 2006 16:00:16 CST
MAKE SOUND JUDGEMENTS ABOUT HERD SIRES
It is important for producers to make sound judgments about their herd sires. A poor bull buying decision might leave a producer with a product they don't need or don't want in their herd.

CT: November 02, 2006 16:01:54 CST
CAMP COOLEY TO HOST SALE NOVEMBER 16-18
Plans are being finalized for Camp Cooley Ranch's annual female and bull sale, November 16-18th.

CT: November 03, 2006 15:11:13 CST
ANGUS BREED RECORDS NEARLY 350,000 IN FISCAL 2006
The American Angus AssociationSM experienced significant growth in all levels of business in fiscal 2006, which ended September 30. The Association recorded 347,572 registrations, posting a continual increase over the past two decades.

CT: November 03, 2006 15:13:55 CST
GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION HIRES DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES
The American Gelbvieh Association has hired Eric Mack of Lewistown, Mont., as its Director of Activities.

CT: November 06, 2006 16:33:18 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SHUCK 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM
This is shaping up to be one of those falls when sooner could be a more profitable time to sell calves than later. The reason is the growing economic glow surrounding corn.

CT: November 06, 2006 16:35:30 CST
EVANS ELECTED AMERICAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
Jack Evans, Winona, Miss., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 23.

CT: November 06, 2006 16:39:01 CST
BLACK INK -- THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN HERD
The cows in your herd are there for a reason. For profit's sake, let's hope it's not just because you can't catch them.

CT: November 07, 2006 16:45:52 CST
FLORIDA YOUTH NAMED NATIONAL BEEF AMBASSADOR
Mathew Peebles, Silver Springs, Fla., won the title of 2007 National Beef Ambassador at the annual competition, held Oct. 5-7 in Minneapolis, Minn.

CT: November 07, 2006 16:47:35 CST
IBBA RECOGNIZES ATTRIBUTES OF THE BRANGUS FEMALE
Ultrablack™, Ultrared™, Brangus Optimizers, and Brangus Premium Gold are all words used by the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) to highlight the contributions of the Brangus and Brangus type females to the commercial segment of the beef chain.

CT: November 08, 2006 16:01:47 CST
ANGUS PRODUCERS MEET AT GREAT NORTHWEST GATHERING
Angus enthusiasts from across the United States and two countries met September 26-28 in Boise, Idaho, for the 2006 National Angus Conference & Tour.

CT: November 08, 2006 16:03:48 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BUCK
I remember my first time like it was yesterday. I was nervous, sweaty, bumbling, didn't know what to do and scared to death that I would be discovered for the amateur that I was. Of course I am talking about the first time I ever rode a horse.

CT: November 09, 2006 15:42:34 CST
FEEDING GRAIN TO CATTLE ON PASTURE CAN BE PROFITABLE
Feeding grain to cattle on pasture can be a profitable way to grow and finish cattle.

CT: November 09, 2006 15:44:40 CST
NALF OFFERS FREE REGIONAL WORKSHOPS
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) is planning a series of free regional workshops for its members.

CT: November 10, 2006 11:21:35 CST
BEEF CAN BE A CRITICAL SOURCE OF SELENIUM IN HUMAN DIET
The beef industry has, fortunately, taken a position that we must be able to show the healthfulness of our product if we are to continue to sell to a consumer base that is increasingly aware of the effects diet and nutrition play on their quality of life.

CT: November 13, 2006 17:37:31 CST
NATIONAL OPEN SANTA GERTRUDIS SHOW HELD IN TULSA
Tulsa, Okla. and the Tulsa State Fair was the location for the 2006 National Open Santa Gertrudis Show.

CT: November 13, 2006 17:40:37 CST
RISK MANAGEMENT SESSIONS TO BE HELD IN NORTH CAROLINA
The North Carolina Cattlemen's Association is teaming up with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to present a risk management workshop, Marketing Your Way to Profitability.

CT: November 13, 2006 17:42:59 CST
COUNTRY-THEMED BOOTH BOOSTS BEEF IN JAPAN
Beef from the United States was a big attraction at the Country Gold Music Festival in Kumamoto, Japan Oct. 15, as the Texas Beef Council sponsored a country-themed booth to reintroduce Japanese consumers to the product.

CT: November 15, 2006 16:08:33 CST
BUCHHOLZ AND BARBER EXHIBIT AMERICAN ROYAL HEREFORD CHAMPIONS
It was a clean sweep for Texas exhibitors as cattle from the “Lone Star State” dominated the champion drives at the 2006 American Royal National Hereford Show, Oct. 22, in Kansas City, Mo.

CT: November 15, 2006 16:10:15 CST
SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION TO HOST 58TH ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW
The South Dakota Cattlemen's Association will be hosting their 58th Annual Convention and Trade Show November 29-30, 2006 at the Ramkota in Pierre.

CT: November 16, 2006 13:49:26 CST
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY JUDGING TEAMS WIN FOUR NATIONAL TITLES
Recent wins by the livestock and meat judging teams brought the count up to four national titles won by Texas A&M University this year.

CT: November 16, 2006 13:50:26 CST
MONTANA RANCH DONATES SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION HEIFER
Gateway Simmental of Lewistown, Montana, is the latest in a long line of Simmental breeders to donate an animal that will benefit youth programs, research and education efforts of the American Simmental Association.

CT: November 16, 2006 13:56:37 CST
TESTS CAN DETERMINE IF CATTLE ARE INFECTED WITH BVD
Ever since scientists discovered the BVD virus, researchers have been trying to find ways to help cattle producers detect and prevent the disease.

CT: November 17, 2006 17:12:33 CST
RIVERBEND RANCH TO DONATE ANGUS FOUNDATION HEIFER
Frank and Belinda VanderSloot, owners of Riverbend Ranch, Idaho Falls, Idaho, will donate the 2007 Angus Foundation Heifer, set to sell at 2 p.m., Jan. 11, 2007, during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.

CT: November 17, 2006 17:14:41 CST
IBBA MOVES TO TOTAL HERD REPORTING
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) as of January 2006 moved to a Total Herd Reporting (THR) system.

CT: November 17, 2006 17:17:23 CST
KOHLBECK NAMED AHW WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Kathy Storey Kohlbeck, Bozeman, Mont., has been named the 2006 American Hereford Women Woman of the Year.

CT: November 20, 2006 16:08:51 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- EL GALLO DIABLO
Hooter hated that bird, always had, ever since the grizzle-combed rooster dove off Aunt Pinky's clothesline to attack him.

CT: November 20, 2006 16:15:02 CST
THE ORIGINAL BRAUNVIEH BULLETIN
Cattlemen in the Southeast are learning first hand about the added value of Original Braunvieh. Just ask any one of them who has infused Braunvieh genetics into their herds and they will tell you about increased weaning weights, better replacement females, more temperate dispositions of offspring, and easier handling cattle.

CT: November 20, 2006 16:17:45 CST
ETHANOL COPRODUCTS HAVE POTENTIAL AS CATTLE FEED
As the ethanol industry grows nationwide, increasing quantities of ethanol coproducts such as dried distillers grains will continue to become available. Potential beef cattle feeds result from both the wet and dry corn milling processes.

CT: November 21, 2006 16:05:35 CST
TECHNOLOGY BRINGS CATTLE SALES INTO PRODUCER'S HOMES
Technology, through its marketing system, has once again been adapted to the beef industry.

CT: November 21, 2006 16:07:50 CST
BRANGUS BREED HOSTS ANNUAL SUMMIT IN SAN ANTONIO
The International Brangus Breeders Association held the third annual Brangus Summit, October 11-13th in San Antonio, Texas.

CT: November 21, 2006 16:10:06 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
The American Angus Association experienced significant growth in all levels of business in 2006.

CT: November 22, 2006 15:50:20 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR MEN
Our society is doing everything she can to make women out of men these days. This thought hit me like a ton of luffa sponges as I found myself in a department store and I couldn't tell by the clothes I was looking at if they were for men or women.

CT: November 22, 2006 15:53:41 CST
U.S. BEEF VARIETY MEAT DEMAND INCREASING IN EGYPT
Beef products like livers and kidneys are not items Americans typically eat. However, they are extremely popular in Middle Eastern countries, such as Egypt.

CT: November 27, 2006 16:04:12 CST
EVALUATE MANAGEMENT OF HERD TO LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS
Survival in the cattle industry is a based on a list of factors. Low cost producers (in all segments of the production chain) will survive in this system of competitive markets.

CT: November 27, 2006 16:06:22 CST
NATIONAL HEREFORD FEEDOUT RECOGNIZES TEST WINNERS
National Hereford Feedout winners were recognized at the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 23, for consigning the high-performing cattle to the winter 2006 test.

CT: November 27, 2006 16:08:18 CST
SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION PARTNERS WITH EMERGE INTERACTIVE
The end-product value of Simmental and SimAngus genetics will be enhanced and promoted through an agreement reached between the American Simmental Association and eMerge Interactive.

CT: November 28, 2006 16:32:14 CST
EPDS CAN BE USEFUL IN HITTING PRODUCTION TARGETS
Ever walked into a pen of purebred bulls or replacement heifers that look pretty much the same in terms of quality and wonder how in the world you are going to accurately pick the best genetics?

CT: November 28, 2006 16:35:44 CST
IBBA HIRES DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL MARKETING
IBBA is extremely excited to announce that Jeffrey (Jeff) Diles has accepted the position of Director of Commercial Marketing Programs and will start his new position on January 2, 2007.

CT: November 29, 2006 17:56:51 CST
NEW VEAL AD CATCHES ATTENTION OF FOODSERVICE OPERATORS
A new beef checkoff-funded veal advertisement featuring a veal burger in a national foodservice publication drew a combined 99 percent recall score, compared to a survey average of 88 percent ad recall. The new ad, created and tested by the Schafer Condon Carter agency, also features veal pizza, veal pasta and veal porterhouse menu concepts for upscale casual dining operators.

CT: November 29, 2006 17:58:14 CST
MONTANA RANCH DONATES SIMMENTAL FOUNDATION HEIFER
Gateway Simmental of Lewistown, Montana, is the latest in a long line of Simmental breeders to donate an animal that will benefit youth programs, research and education efforts of the American Simmental Association.

CT: November 29, 2006 18:00:22 CST
JUNIOR ANGUS WINNERS NAMED AT 2006 NORTH AMERICAN IN LOUISVILLE
Junior Angus exhibitors led 162 entries at the 2006 North American International Livestock Exposition Junior Angus Heifer Show, November 12 in Louisville, Ky.

CT: November 30, 2006 15:52:15 CST
BRAUNVIEH INTRODUCES NEW FEEDER-CALF TAG
The Braunvieh Association of America is introducing a new Braunvieh Feeder-Calf Tag, which BAA members and their bull customers can use to identify Braunvieh-sired feeder calves.

CT: November 30, 2006 15:53:37 CST
FISCHER ELECTED RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA DIRECTOR
Esther Fischer was elected to the position of Red Angus Association of America Director of District 2 serving the state of Montana. Esther and her husband, Ron, own and operate Fischer Red Angus, Harlowton, Mont., located in the heart of central Montana.

CT: November 30, 2006 15:55:41 CST
USMEF HONORS COMMITMENT TO MEAT EXPORTS AND SAFETY
The U.S. Meat Export Federation presented its Distinguished Service Award and Michael J. Mansfield Award Thursday (Nov. 2) at the federation's Strategic Marketing and Planning Conference in Cancun, Mexico.


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