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Here's our story today on the decision by food processing giant Tyson Foods to suspend the purchase of cattle finished on the beta agonist Zilmax.

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Another story highlighting cattle rustling, this one from Oklahoma, and the suspect is a former district judge.

Craig Key, 48, of Chandler, Oklahoma, a former district judge for Lincoln County, was charged with 26 felony counts that included embezzlement and cattle theft, in a case brought before a multi-county grand jury by the Oklahoma attorney general.

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The editor's beef blog returns - after a week's vacation on the Salmon River! And just in time for geek week, the first item up for order, is the non-beef burger.

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Interesting piece by the AP this week on the growing reliance feeders show with beta agonist use when finishing cattle.

 

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Just checked out Corbitt Wall's latest news market report from the Livestock Grain & Market News office of USDA. And the official word is looking good for many cattle feeders. The price of corn has taken a turn back to earth.

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This week a photo ran in my local paper of an abandoned horse that local authorities want to auction off. But first, they're asking for the public's help in identifying the owner. Before it goes to sale, the sheriff wants to prosecute for animal abandonment.

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