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Read previews or recaps of beef industry meetings, conferences or seminars. Coverage often includes photos and speaker interviews.

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Reminder to all cattle farmers, ranchers and importers: All beef checkoff meetings are open to every person who pays the checkoff. During the upcoming 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Orlando, Florida, these meetings include meetings of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB); Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) and joint checkoff program/policy committee meetings. We've made it easy for those interested to participate.

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Grazing animals and stewardship of grazing lands will be the topics discussed at the 11th Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, Nebraska, next month.

The conference will run from Aug. 9-10 at the Kearney Holiday Inn and Convention Center.

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For more than a quarter of a century, Great Bend, Kansas, has been known in the agricultural community for its quality facilities, dedicated volunteers, and outstanding exhibitors who have participated in the biennial farm show held every even numbered year at the Great Bend Expo Complex. The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development is now pleased to announce its plans for a new, annual show called The Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo to be held the second week of every April.

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NOVELTY, Missouri – Mid-August is time to get pastures in shape for growing winter stockpile grass.

Justin Sexten, University of Missouri beef nutritionist, will be telling why, as well as how, at the Greenley Research Center field day, Tuesday, Aug. 9. Sexten will be at one stop on the beef tour.

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SAN ANGELO – The West Texas Beef Conference and Trade Show tailored specifically for West Texas cattlemen is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Fairgrounds Sale Pavilion, according to organizers. The conference is being conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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“Ahead of the feeding curve” is a good place to be with the volatile markets and ever-changing dynamics in the cattle feeding business.

It’s also the theme of this year’s Feeding Quality Forum, slated for August 23 in Omaha, Neb., and August 25 in Garden City, Kan.

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