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June 2009


CT: June 01, 2009 14:59:43 CST
NC RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION NAMES WINNER OF AGRILABS YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
The Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation has selected the winner of its $500 AgriLabs scholarship, which was available for Nebraska youth with an interest in the beef industry.

CT: June 02, 2009 14:03:47 CST
FRONTIER EQUIPMENT INTRODUCES NEW GRINDER MIXER FOR LIVESTOCK FEED
Frontier Equipment introduces the new GX1117 Grinder Mixer to help producers save time, money, and effort when they mix their own livestock feed.

CT: June 02, 2009 14:07:58 CST
NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN PLAN DONATIONS DRIVE FOR WEST POINT AREA FOOD PANTRY JUNE 16 – 18
In conjunction with its Midyear Meeting in West Point, the Nebraska Cattlemen has planned a donations drive June 16 and 17 to benefit the West Point Area Food Pantry. Local 4-Hers are also helping in the effort by distributing flyers about the drive to businesses in West Point and Beemer.

CT: June 03, 2009 15:15:34 CST
GOLD STANDARD LABS OPENS NEW FACILITY IN NEBRASKA
Gold Standard Labs, the leading private diagnostic laboratory for testing cattle to detect those persistently infected (PI) with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus, this week opened its sixth facility – this one located in Alma, Nebraska. The other five labs are located in Hereford, Shiner and Schwertner, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

CT: June 04, 2009 14:57:21 CST
SHORTHORN PARADISE – 2009 SHORTHORN JUNIOR NATIONAL SHOW AND CONFERENCE
Make plans to travel to Springfield, Ill. for the Shorthorn Junior National Show and Youth Conference, June 29 through July 4, which is themed “Shorthorn Paradise.”

CT: June 05, 2009 14:13:29 CST
BUFFALO GNAT OUTBREAK CAUSES NUISANCE FOR STATE
A sudden outbreak of tiny buffalo gnats has created a costly nuisance in many Mississippi livestock operations, wildlife areas and backyard poultry flocks this spring.

CT: June 08, 2009 14:40:37 CST
CALVES NEED PROPER NUTRITION FOR A GOOD START
Having a live, healthy calf on the ground is the core of the cow/calf operation. It is generally understood that in order to have a successful cow/calf operation the first thing that must happen is to get the cow bred. Secondly that cow must deliver a live calf with as few complications as possible. The third step in this process is for that cow to provide adequate milk and nutrition for that calf to grow and develop to weaning.

CT: June 08, 2009 14:44:04 CST
NCBA URGES PRESIDENT TO UPHOLD FAIR TRADE POLICIES
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) joined with a coalition of more than 50 national agriculture and business groups to urge President Obama to support open markets and level playing fields for international trade by upholding U.S. obligations under World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements.

CT: June 09, 2009 15:22:07 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- INCREASING COMPETITION THROUGH DISCRIMINATION
If the headline sounds as logical as spending more than you earn in order to grow your savings, you're exactly right.

CT: June 09, 2009 15:24:00 CST
SANTA GERTRUDIS FEEDOUT DELIVERY DATES ANNOUNCED
Santa Gertrudis Breeders International announces the delivery dates for National Santa Gertrudis Steer Feedout # 12. Purebred and percentage Santa Gertrudis steers born in the Fall of 2008 should be delivered to King Ranch Feedyard, Kingsville, Texas, during the week of June 22-26, 2009.

CT: June 10, 2009 14:53:38 CST
IT'S THE PITTS - UN-HERD
Here are a few quotes I don't think you'll EVER hear at a livestock auction.

CT: June 10, 2009 14:56:01 CST
FAMODA FARM HONORED AS HISTORIC ANGUS HERD
The American Angus Association® congratulates Famoda Farm, Tigerville, S.C., for continued ownership and production of Angus cattle for more than 50 years. Shirley Brown and Doris Blackmon were presented a certificate signed by the Association's president at the South Carolina Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet to honor this Historic Angus Herd achievement.

CT: June 11, 2009 14:45:53 CST
IRS INCREASES ENFORCEMENT ACTION ON RANCHERS
Enforcement action by the Internal Revenue Service has actually increased in recent months in the farming, horse and livestock fields, partly due to the need for the government to raise revenue, and partly due to an increase in taxpayers failing to file tax returns or failure to pay taxes owed.

CT: June 12, 2009 14:13:28 CST
WHAT'S BEHIND THE MENU PRICE OF BEEF?
Farm and ranch freezers are often full of home-raised beef, yet producer families still enjoy the classic steakhouse experience now and again.

CT: June 22, 2009 15:06:10 CST
BLACK INK -- WHY "TRADE DOWN?"
Demand for beef is down. Can you blame the recession? Not entirely, but it's a darned inconvenient coincidence.

CT: June 22, 2009 15:08:12 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- READING THE STARS
Peetie and Hooter were swapping thoughts about the economy, the state of the world and how it was that ammunition and gun sales were off the charts.

CT: June 23, 2009 14:48:07 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- CROSSBRED COWBOYS
Scholars say that people work for four reasons: habit, money, power or pleasure. I would add a fifth reason after conducting an informal survey of my entire family.

CT: June 24, 2009 14:50:50 CST
VITAMIN E IMPORTANT TO IMMUNITY AND REPRODUCTION
Vitamin E was first identified as nutritionally essential for animals about 60 years ago. Rats fed purified diets without vitamin E did not reproduce, plain and simple. Many similar studies have shown similar results in domestic, managed species.

CT: June 25, 2009 14:51:02 CST
NEW TAX COURT CASE STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF RECORDKEEPING
In a lengthy decision, the Tax Court recently underscored the difficulties taxpayers have in convincing the IRS that family-run farms are engaged in for profit.

CT: June 25, 2009 14:53:13 CST
SOMETIMES THE GRASS IS WEEDIER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE
Farmers and ranchers are seeing more weeds – both common and unusual varieties – this year, according to Dr. Vanessa Corriher, Texas AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist based at Overton.

CT: June 30, 2009 14:54:22 CST
VIRGINIA ANGUS ASSOCIATION TO HOST PRESIDENTIAL TOUR
The Virginia Angus Association will host a “Presidential Angus Tour” Aug. 23-25, 2009. Attendees will have the opportunity to take pleasure in Virginia's well-known Southern hospitality, view some outstanding cattle from premier breeders in the state and experience some of the United States' historical landmarks.

CT: June 30, 2009 14:57:46 CST
QUALITY SHOULD BE FACTORED IN THE PRICE EQUATION
Feeders bid on cattle by penciling out the highest price they can pay and still maintain a shot at profit. Packers need a certain number of cattle harvested through their plants, bought at a particular price, to stay afloat. That cost/sales formula follows beef as it continues toward consumers.


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