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January 2007


CT: January 02, 2007 11:10:27 CST
SPECIAL CATTLEMEN'S OFFERS AVAILABLE AT THE 2007 IOWA BEEF EXPO
Both buyers and consignors, young and old attending the 2007 Iowa Beef Expo, which is being held February 11-18, 2007, will have the opportunity to take advantage of special “Cattlemen's Offers” being provided at the country's largest state beef expo.

CT: January 02, 2007 11:12:05 CST
RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL WESTERN RED ANGUS ACTIVITIES
Cattle Producers heading to Denver for the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) will have several Red Angus events to attend during their visit.

CT: January 03, 2007 15:44:00 CST
GREG NORMAN SIGNATURE WAGYU TEES OFF AT BRISTOL FARMS
Previously available only in fine restaurants and at private country clubs, Greg Norman SignatureT Wagyu will be sold for the first time at retail level at Bristol Farms beginning January, 2007.

CT: January 03, 2007 15:46:12 CST
CATTLE PRODUCERS FILE APPEAL BRIEF TO CONTINUE CHALLENGE OF RULE THAT ALLOWS CATTLE, BEEF FROM BSE-AFFECTED COUNTRIES
R-CALF USA has filed a 52-page brief to urge the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) to remand the organization's litigation against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) back to the District Court - District of Montana (District Court) where the arguments and evidence contained in its lawsuit would be considered under the legal standards established for judicial review.

CT: January 04, 2007 13:37:13 CST
DTN ACQUIRES THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER MAGAZINE
DTN, the leading provider of real-time market, news and weather information services for agricultural and energy markets, today announced it has acquired The Progressive Farmer magazine, America's premiere farm lifestyle publication, from Time Inc., a subsidiary of Time Warner.

CT: January 04, 2007 13:39:47 CST
RED ANGUS BRAIN TRUST FOCUSES ON ADDING VALUE
An annual highlight of the Red Angus activities which coincide with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado is the Red Angus Brain Trust.

CT: January 04, 2007 13:41:04 CST
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO HEREFORD YOUTH
National Junior Hereford Association members Kristi Bishop, Margeaux Firestine, Catie Sims, Emilie Miller, Amy Berry, Cassie Bacon, Ben Barkow and Brandy Valek were awarded scholarships totaling $18,250 at Hereford events in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 21-22.

CT: January 05, 2007 12:59:16 CST
POTATOES, HAY HOT COMMODITIES; MILK AND BEEF MAINSTAYS OF IDAHO AG'S 2006 CASH RECEIPTS
Idaho's beef and dairy operations again provided the biggest share of nearly $4.5 billion in cash receipts collected by the state's agricultural industry in 2006, according to projections by University of Idaho agricultural economists.

CT: January 05, 2007 13:02:16 CST
WINTER STORMS DEVASTATE THE HIGH PLAINS: NCBA, STATE CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS PROVIDE AID
In response to a rash of devastating winter storms in the High Plains, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has launched a disaster relief effort for cattlemen.

CT: January 08, 2007 13:27:04 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- NATIONAL ID DISCONNECT
If you could buy insurance that you thought you might need, but also doubted there would be enough participation from your peers to fund potential claims, would you buy it?

CT: January 08, 2007 13:31:11 CST
OFFICIALS SEE POTENTIAL FOR U.S. RED MEAT IN RUSSIA
A bilateral trade agreement signed November 19 between the United States and Russia will provide some tremendous opportunities for the U.S. livestock and meat industry, says Philip M. Seng, the president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

CT: January 09, 2007 15:06:23 CST
TAKE OPPORTUNITIES TO BOOST REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE
There is one absolute fact that is central to the cow/calf sector of the beef industry. In order for an operation to “work” you have to get cows bred and get them bred efficiently.

CT: January 09, 2007 15:10:27 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- NEVER MEET YOUR HEROES
I suppose you heard about the big uproar at the National FFA Convention where several courageous FFA members walked out on Carrie Underwood's performance because she turned out to be a vegetarian/animal rightist who would rather sing to cows than eat them.

CT: January 10, 2007 14:11:37 CST
NATIONAL WESTERN LENDS SUPPORT TO REGIONAL CATTLEMEN
In an effort to help the ranchers devastated by recent snowstorms in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, the National Western Stock Show is helping raise money for the National Cattlemen's Foundation's (NCF) disaster relief effort.

CT: January 10, 2007 14:13:25 CST
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ANGUS ASSOCIATION HOLDS ANNUAL SALE
The annual Southwest Virginia Angus Finest Sale was held on December 9, 2006 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon,Va.

CT: January 10, 2007 14:15:14 CST
BLACK INK -- THE "C" WORD
Words mean more than what's in the dictionary. Some can be rhetorical devices loaded with positive or negative undertones. Consider “chase” and all its forms.

CT: January 11, 2007 14:16:10 CST
BOVIGEN SECURES RIGHTS TO NATIONAL CARCASS MERIT PROJECT GENETIC MARKERS
The Carcass Merit Project, a collaboration between Texas A&M through the Angleton Project and NCBA on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, have led the Beef industry's efforts in development of new genomic tools for cattle producers. Bovigen has reached a formal, comprehensive agreement to continue their 15 year research efforts, and to make the existing genomic discoveries from these projects finally available to the marketplace.

CT: January 11, 2007 14:18:55 CST
HUMANE SOCIETY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO CATTLE, HORSES
Snow storms, wildfires and droughts in the Western United States have created a dire situation for stranded farm animals and hungry horses in the region. By making over $55,000 in donations, The Humane Society of the United States hopes to provide relief for these animals.

CT: January 12, 2007 14:43:24 CST
MSU GENETIC RESEARCH BOOSTS LIVESTOCK FERTILITY
Cutting-edge genetic research by a Mississippi State University animal scientist may help solve a problem that costs livestock producers millions of dollars each year.

CT: January 12, 2007 14:58:26 CST
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS BEEF INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP
Twenty outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry have each been awarded a $1,500 scholarship provided by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. and the National Cattlemen's Foundation.

CT: January 15, 2007 13:40:48 CST
ANGUS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES $11 MILLION CAMPAIGN
Unveiled at the Angus Foundation Supporter Recognition Event Nov. 11, in Louisville, Ky., the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus aims to significantly expand the ability of the Angus Foundation to support education, youth and research activities by raising $11 million by December 31, 2011.

CT: January 15, 2007 13:48:24 CST
PRODUCERS ATTEND CATTLEMEN'S BOOT CAMP
Nearly 80 progressive cattle producers attended a Cattlemen's Boot Camp at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, Okla., December 18-19.

CT: January 16, 2007 13:51:34 CST
GELBVIEH AND BALANCER PEN BULL WINNERS NAMED IN DENVER
Chan Phillips of Maysville, Ky., had the job of sorting nearly 20 pens of Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls during the 2007 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer Pen Bull Show. Phillips complimented the exhibitors on the quality of cattle representing the breed.

CT: January 16, 2007 13:53:04 CST
NATIONAL BRANGUS SHOW OF MERIT HELD
The National Show of Merit Brangus Show was held in conjunction with the Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport, La.

CT: January 17, 2007 13:54:48 CST
THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL LIMOUSIN SALE AVERAGES $6,884
The 35th anniversary National Limousin Sale was Jan. 8 in the Beef Palace Auction Arena on the grounds of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

CT: January 17, 2007 14:01:02 CST
GELBVIEH CHAMPIONS NAMED AT 101ST NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
Dave Duello of Abingdon, Ill., evaluated nearly 130 plus entries in the 2007 National Gelbvieh Show held during the 101st National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

CT: January 18, 2007 15:11:08 CST
SCHMIDT CROWNED NATIONAL POLLED HEREFORD QUEEN
A leader, volunteer and Hereford promoter, Amber Schmidt of Pipestone, Minn., has been crowned the 2007 National Polled Hereford Queen.

CT: January 18, 2007 15:13:56 CST
LIMOUSIN HERDSMAN'S BUCKLE GOES TO SENNETT
Each year, Limousin exhibitors at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo., select one of their colleagues to receive the Herdsman of the Year award. Lance Sennett of Sennett Cattle Co., Waynetown, Ind., received this year's recognition in the form of a trophy belt buckle.

CT: January 19, 2007 13:25:26 CST
LIMOUSIN WILL BE REPRESENTED AT NCBA TRADE SHOW
Cattle producers attending the 2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Jan. 31–Feb. 3 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., can learn more about the Limousin breed.

CT: January 19, 2007 13:28:23 CST
TIEMANN JOINS AMERICAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION FIELD STAFF
Wesley Tiemann, a native of Martinsburg, Missouri, is the newest addition to the ASA Field Services staff.

CT: January 19, 2007 13:30:36 CST
BREEDERS SHOWCASE 630 HEREFORDS IN DENVER
The Hereford breed showcased the largest breed show at the 2007 National Western Stock Show in Denver.

CT: January 22, 2007 13:27:32 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- ROWDY BALL
Rowdy Bendleman had always been considered something of an eccentric, even by the standards of Apache Flats.

CT: January 22, 2007 13:30:19 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
Early this week, head USDA economist Keith Collins stated, “We have a bull on the loose here and it is going to have a lot of implications for American agriculture and our population.” Mr. Collins was referring to surging demand for corn to produce ethanol. Corn is the bull he says is on the lose.

CT: January 22, 2007 13:32:24 CST
SPITZER RANCH PREPARES FOR BULL AND FEMALE SALE
Calves were last weighed December 9, 2006 which is 140 days after weaning for Test #1 and 112 days since weaning for Test #2.

CT: January 23, 2007 13:20:24 CST
EFFICIENT CALVING REQUIRES PRE-SEASON MANAGEMENT
One of the most critical times of the year on breeding cattle operations is calving season. In general, cattle ranches or farms calve in three different time frames: spring, fall or year round.

CT: January 23, 2007 13:25:41 CST
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ELECTS LEADERSHIP AT 123RD MEETING
Jot Hartley, Vinita, Okla., was elected president of the American Angus Association at the group's 123rd annual convention of delegates, November 13 in Louisville, Ky.

CT: January 24, 2007 13:40:35 CST
NEW WRANGLERS JOIN BEEFMOBILE OUTREACH PROGRAM
As the Beefmobiles roll out for a fourth year on the road, two new "Wranglers" are at the helm to help beef and dairy producers to better understand how their beef checkoff dollars are being spent.

CT: January 24, 2007 13:43:33 CST
BEEF CUTOUT CALCULATOR NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Beef producers now have an online calculator to help estimate subprimal yields and their approximate values, based on current market prices, before their cattle go to market.

CT: January 25, 2007 11:18:56 CST
CATTLESOFT INC. EARNS AGGIE 100 RECOGNITION
When Cattlesoft, Inc. began, owners Terrell and Penny Miller were simply trying to combine two interests with one common goal: to take something they enjoy doing and make a difference in an industry they care about, while earning a living for themselves, often called the “American Dream.”

CT: January 25, 2007 11:20:53 CST
GELBVIEH AND BALANCER BULLS SHINE AT EDISTO
A Gelbvieh bull from Cuffy Creek Farm in Pendleton, S.C., topped the 2006 Edisto Forage Test Bull sale near Blackville, S.C., selling for $4,100 to Baker Brothers Farm in Monroe, N.C.

CT: January 26, 2007 13:54:48 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- BUMPER TO BUMPER
He promised her a life of travel and culture, of meeting interesting people and constant companionship. So here she was behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler stuck in Denver traffic while her "sleeping bag" was sawing logs in the sleeper.

CT: January 26, 2007 13:59:11 CST
ANGUSSOURCE ANNOUNCES PREMIUM CHALLENGE WINNERS
Producers using registered Angus bulls and enrolling in the AngusSource Program are realizing the value.

CT: January 30, 2007 14:12:47 CST
BEEF PRICES IN SOUTH KOREA NOW WORLD'S HIGHEST
One-hundred-dollar steaks and gold flaked chocolates once symbolized both the luxury and expense of urban life in Japan, but the U.S. Meat Export Federation now calculates that South Korea has supplanted Japan as the country with the highest average beef prices in the world.

CT: January 30, 2007 14:15:32 CST
NALF BEGINS ROUND 2 OF VISIONS QUEST
The bell has rung for Round 2 of the North American Limousin Foundation's Visions Quest learn-by-doing cattle-finishing and carcass-discovery project with Colorado State University.

CT: January 31, 2007 14:01:34 CST
CATTLE INDUSTRY ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW KICK OFF IN NASHVILLE
Over 6000 cattle producers from across the nation have descended on Nashville for the U.S. cattle industry's largest meeting, the Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

CT: January 31, 2007 14:07:19 CST
LIVESTOCK MARKETEERS HONOR JIM BIRDWELL AND WILLARD WOLF
The Livestock Marketeers — an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders — held their 42th annual banquet in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO, on Jan. 13, 2007.


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