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On Feb. 28, 2011, the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium recorded the state’s millionth Radio Frequency Identification Number (RFID), a milestone in Wisconsin animal identification. RFID, also known as electronic ID, is an ear tag that has a unique number which can be read both visibly and electronically.

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The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is expanding its reach to frozen foods with bold meal solutions from John Soules Foods Inc., Tyler, Texas. The carne asada, flame-broiled steak strips and thinly sliced beef steaks start with the brand’s premium quality for a new level of flavor in convenient meal solutions. The steak strips and carne asada are the only flame-broiled solid muscle beef items in the market.

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It’s no secret that cattle producers have generous hearts, and one program that is clearly showcasing this is Beef Counts, the first-known program of its kind that provides a means for Idaho’s beef producers to assist less-fortunate consumers right in their own backyards.

Described by the Idaho beef industry as a multi-faceted public relations and community-help campaign, Beef Counts brings together all of Idaho’s beef industry in partnership with the Idaho Foodbank, to provide nutrient-rich beef to help end hunger in Idaho.

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Twenty CattleWomen from across the United States recently received extensive public speaking training. The “National Beef Speakers Bureau” (NBSB) is part of the new “Tell the Beef Story”, a checkoff funded program managed by the American National CattleWomen, Inc.  (ANCW). 

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Voting for the 2011 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame inductees is now open at, www.cattlefeeders.org. This year, will mark the third year of nominations and the caliber of cattle feeders nominated continues to be impressive.

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120610_pcvidIn the November "I Am Angus" segment, Carol Hegeman, historian for the National Park Service, discusses President Dwight Eisenhower's passion for agriculture and Angus cattle. The hour-long show is the second program in the American Angus Association’s four-part fall and winter television series. This particular episode — titled “Winds of Change” — celebrates the history of the cattle industry and the heritage of the Angus breed. These programs air on RFD-TV.

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