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June 2007


CT: June 01, 2007 14:47:51 CST
ONLINE COVERAGE OF BIF MEETING BEGINS JUNE 7
Cattlemen interested in genetic improvement will want to catch Angus Productions Inc.'s coverage of the Beef Improvement Federation annual meeting and research symposium next week.

CT: June 01, 2007 14:51:50 CST
CHAMPIONS PARADE AT 2007 ATLANTIC NATIONAL SUPER POINT ROV ANGUS SHOW
Angus enthusiasts led 243 entries at the 2007 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md. Jeff Gooden, Iberia, Mo., evaluated the 190 females, 43 bulls and ten cow-calf pairs before naming champions.

CT: June 04, 2007 14:14:07 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK--PICKLED POTENTIAL
“Why, it's an outrage. That's disgraceful,” sniffed Nelda Isselfrick as she eyeballed the new sign Hooter and Izzy had hoisted over the top of Fred Finnegan's gleaming, mobile ice cream wagon.

CT: June 04, 2007 14:18:25 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
Last week, former Fed Chairman Greenspan warned of a "dramatic contraction" in Chinese stocks but went on to say they thought the global economy on balance may be able to shrug off a drop in asset prices.

CT: June 05, 2007 09:26:42 CST
RESEARCH IS ESSENTIAL TO A SUCCESSFUL E.T. PROGRAM
Embryo Transfer can be an excellent tool for production of superior genetics. However, given the complexity and expense it should not be entered into without extensive thought and research, especially in selection of donor animals.

CT: June 05, 2007 09:29:19 CST
OPERATING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BEEF BOARD BUDGET
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $48.87 million Cattlemen's Beef Board budget for fiscal year 2008, reflecting a sharp 9 percent decrease from the $53.28 million budget for fiscal 2007.

CT: June 06, 2007 13:03:19 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- HUNTIN' FOR A HOBBY
My Doc said I'm getting to that age where I ought to consider slowing down. “Get a hobby,” he said. “Something that will reduce your stress and give you satisfaction.”

CT: June 06, 2007 13:04:55 CST
FATHER'S DAY IS A GREAT TIME FOR COOKOUT
If you count from its unofficial beginning, Father's Day is almost 100 years old. It began on June 19, 1910, as a proclamation by the mayor of Seattle, Wash., at the behest of a local woman, Sonora Dodd. There was already a Mother's Day and Dodd wanted equal honors for her father, a widowed Civil War veteran who raised six children on a farm.

CT: June 07, 2007 13:55:44 CST
PERMANENT DEATH TAX REPEAL CRITICAL FOR RANCHERS
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association, representing generations of ranching families across the nation, strongly supports legislation introduced that will fight for full, permanent repeal of the Death Tax.

CT: June 07, 2007 13:57:22 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS STEER FEEDOUT DATES ANNOUNCED
Santa Gertrudis Breeders International announces delivery dates for National Steer Feedout # 8. Purebred and percentage Santa Gertrudis steers born in the fall of 2006 should be delivered to King Ranch Feedyard, Kingsville, Texas during the week of June 25 – 30.

CT: June 08, 2007 14:35:49 CST
BLACK INK -- NOT SO FAST...
Infomercials and ads tout thousands of ways to make a fortune practically over night: real estate, miracle products or “once-in-a-lifetime” investments.

CT: June 08, 2007 14:37:34 CST
RITCHIE RELEASES UPDATED OMNIFOUNTS
Ritchie Industries, the leading manufacturer of automatic watering fountains, announces the release of their updated OmniFounts, now available.

CT: June 11, 2007 13:56:44 CST
AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION GEARS UP FOR EASTERN REGIONAL CLASSIC
Members of the American Junior Simmental Association are gearing up for the Eastern Regional Classic being held June 13-16, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and hosted by the Georgia Simmental Association.

CT: June 11, 2007 13:59:43 CST
MISSISSIPPI FACES WILDFIRE THREATS
Mississippi may not be far behind the Georgia and Florida wildfires if people are not careful during hot, dry conditions.

CT: June 12, 2007 13:54:26 CST
AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION GEARS UP FOR NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL CLASSIC
Members of the American Junior Simmental Association are gearing up for the North Central Regional Classic being held June 13-16, in Kearney, Nebraska, and hosted by the Nebraska Simmental Association.

CT: June 12, 2007 13:57:32 CST
BEEF CATTLE REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES FOCUS OF SEPT. 11-12 MEETING IN BILLINGS, MONT.
The Beef Reproduction Task Force along with other state and national experts will join forces to host an intensive workshop on reproductive strategies for beef cattle.

CT: June 13, 2007 14:00:04 CST
MSU STUDENT EARNS EQUINE SCHOLARSHIP
Laramy Cummings was recently named the first recipient of a new scholarship named in honor of a long-time supporter of equine activities in Oktibbeha County.

CT: June 13, 2007 14:02:06 CST
AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION GEARS UP FOR WESTERN REGIONAL CLASSIC
Members of the American Junior Simmental Association are gearing up for the Western Regional Classic being held June 18-20, for the fifth consecutive year in Moses Lake, Washington, and hosted by the Washington Simmental Association.

CT: June 14, 2007 13:28:58 CST
AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION GEARS UP FOR SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL CLASSIC
Members of the American Junior Simmental Association are gearing up for the South Central Regional Classic being held June 20-23, in Springfield, Missouri, and hosted by the Missouri Simmental Association.

CT: June 14, 2007 13:31:57 CST
NCBA EXPANDS AFFILIATE RELATIONS AND MEMBER SERVICES TEAM
Building on the success of its growing membership, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association has made several recent additions in its member services area.

CT: June 14, 2007 13:34:41 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN URGES SENATORS HAGEL AND NELSON TO LET THE MARKETPLACE SET ETHANOL NEEDS
Nebraska Cattlemen is urging Senators Chuck Hagel and Ben Nelson to let the marketplace determine input needs for ethanol production.

CT: June 15, 2007 13:15:39 CST
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO EXTENSION ENHANCES DROUGHT WEB SITE
With water supplies short, University of Idaho Extension has added 11 new publications to its drought-related Web site.

CT: June 15, 2007 13:17:14 CST
MSU AGRONOMISTS PRODUCE COLD-TOLERANT LAWN GRASS
Midsouth homeowners may soon find it easier to locate St. Augustine grass for their lawns.

CT: June 15, 2007 13:18:58 CST
RED ANGUS JUNIORS TOUR "WYOMING-COWBOY STYLE"
The National Junior Red Angus Association of America will host the 17th annual Junior Round-Up June 26 through July 1, 2007, in Colorado and Wyoming.

CT: June 18, 2007 14:35:07 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SHRINKING RETURNS
Most everyone who develops a strategy for managing cattle shrink based upon economics rather than convenience has a formula—in some cases closely guarded—they believe preserves the most hard-won pounds.

CT: June 18, 2007 14:37:37 CST
NOLAN RYAN EXCLUSIVE PARTNER WITH SUPER S FOODS
Banking on consumers' growing interest in natural and organic foods, San Antonio-based Super S Foods has teamed up with Nolan Ryan's Guaranteed Tender Meats as the chain's exclusive supplier of fresh all natural beef converting the entire fresh beef case in 46 stores to the baseball legend's branded program.

CT: June 18, 2007 14:39:33 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
The year is now near mid point, a perfect time to look back to January and review a forecast I offered for the first and last half of 2007.

CT: June 20, 2007 13:34:43 CST
ANGUS BREEDERS HAVE NEW OPTION FOR FEEDING NATURAL CALVES
Cattlemen with top quality Angus herds have a new option for feeding their natural calves.

CT: June 20, 2007 13:38:23 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- 10 YEARS BC
A young master of the universe recently stated In the Wall Street Journal, “I can't imagine how people managed to cope ten years ago when they didn't have all the modern technological tools we now have available.”

CT: June 21, 2007 15:03:21 CST
REDUCE HEAT STRESS IN CATTLE TO MAINTAIN PROFITS
When you work in the livestock industry it's fairly common to hear at least a few stories each summer about someone who suffered fairly extensive animal or production losses due to excessive heat or heat stress.

CT: June 21, 2007 15:05:00 CST
USMEF RECOGNIZES MOTHERS IN MEXICO
The challenge for the U.S. Meat Export Federation in almost any world market is to find effective ways to bring safe, wholesome and tender U.S. meat together with the primary food purchasers in that country. In Mexico, currently the largest market for U.S. beef and pork, an effective strategy is to reward mothers for buying U.S. meat on a regular basis.

CT: June 22, 2007 14:45:36 CST
CAB-LICENSED FEEDLOTS WORK TO PRODUCE "ANGUS BEEF AT ITS BEST"
When like-minded producers work together, they can accomplish more than the sum of their individual efforts.

CT: June 22, 2007 14:47:38 CST
ANGUS TIMELY TOPICS
What constitutes value in the cattle industry? In the Angus industry? How is value measured? What must we do as an association and as Angus breeders to create value in Angus seedstock?

CT: June 25, 2007 14:38:48 CST
IOWA HOSTS HEARTLAND REGIONAL JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW
The Heartland Regional Junior Limousin Show was June 9 in Spencer, Iowa. Rod Ogren, Marcus, Iowa, evaluated 120 head for exhibitors from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

CT: June 25, 2007 14:47:00 CST
BROSECO RANCH NAMED TOP COMMERCIAL PRODUCER
The Beef Improvement Federation honored Broseco Ranch with its Commercial Producer of the Year Award June 7 during the organization's 39th annual meeting in Fort Collins, Colo.

CT: June 26, 2007 14:30:35 CST
REGISTER ONLINE FOR HEREFORD YOUNG GUNS CONFERENCE
Three fun-filled days await Hereford producers ages 22-45 at the third Hereford Young Guns Conference, Aug. 22-24, at Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel and Casino. Interested participants may register online at www.herefordyoungguns.com.

CT: June 26, 2007 14:34:06 CST
CATFISH PRODUCTION HAVING A GOOD YEAR
Catfish production is off to a good start in Mississippi in 2007 after a successful spawning season and warm weather that is promoting regular feeding.

CT: June 27, 2007 13:46:13 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW POSTS RECORD ENTRIES, SET JULY 1-7
Members of the National Junior Angus Association have entered a record number of entries to the 2007 National Junior Angus Show, July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla. More than 800 NJAA members from 37 states entered 1,773 entries in what has become the largest single-breed beef cattle show in the world. The Oklahoma and Arkansas Angus and Junior Associations will host this year's event, “The American Dream.”

CT: June 27, 2007 13:49:02 CST
FARR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT CATTLE INDUSTRY SUMMER CONFERENCE
Presentation of two graduate-level scholarships honoring the legacy of cattle industry pioneer W.D. Farr will highlight the Cattle Industry Summer Conference, scheduled for July 16-20 in downtown Denver.

CT: June 27, 2007 13:51:09 CST
MISSISSIPPI'S WADEABLE STREAMS IGNORED TOO LONG
Mississippi streams do not offer the fly-fishing opportunities found in the West, but the state's wadeable streams provide good sport fishing of spotted and largemouth bass, longear sunfish and bluegill sunfish.

CT: June 29, 2007 13:59:08 CST
COMMODITY INSIGHT
Though the signing of the Declaration of Independence was not completed until August, the 4th of July is accepted as the official birthday of the United States.

CT: June 29, 2007 14:00:56 CST
VITA FERM IS TITLE SPONSOR FOR JUNIOR NATIONAL HEREFORD EXPO
Vita Ferm®, a product line of BioZyme® Inc., has announced its $35,000 title sponsorship of the 2007 Junior National Hereford Expo, July 7-14, in Denver.

CT: June 29, 2007 14:02:28 CST
NATIONAL JUNIOR GELBVIEH SHOW TO BE HELD IN SEDALIA, MO.
American Gelbvieh Junior Association Gateway Classic is headed to the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Mo., July 8-13, 2007.


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