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0711pc_mckevitt_1State livestock officials across the country are handling a dramatic increase in cattle rustling investigations as prices continue to soar during a rough economy.

“Whether it’s a bad economy, greater drug usage, the price of cattle or anything else, a thief is a thief and there are more of them – in fact a tremendous increase – now in the rustling business,” said Larry Grey, director of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Ranger.

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After more than 17 years of committed service to the beef checkoff, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) Executive Committee reluctantly accepted CEO Tom Ramey’s resignation Tuesday, June 28, said CBB Executive Committee Chairman Wesley Grau. Tom served as both the Cattlemen’s Beef Board CFO and, most recently, as CEO. In his role as CEO, Tom was responsible for developing and leading a team of experienced and dedicated individuals who work every day for the checkoff. Tom also worked tirelessly to provide detailed oversight of checkoff expenditures, and recently spearheaded the effort to rewrite Cattlemen’s Beef Board’s operating guidelines to clarify contractor responsibilities.

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In celebration of “A Decade of Difference,” Cause Matters Corp. recently launched 10X Connect, as a challenge to food and agriculture organizations to leverage their community around the food plate.

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ABS Global, Inc.
is celebrating 70 years in business this year. Throughout the years, ABS has shared a strong legacy within the dairy and beef industries.

Founded in 1941 by J.R. “Rock” Prentice as American Breeders Service, ABS has influenced the entire artificial insemination industry through its business, philosophy, dedicated staff and technical innovation. Just 12 years after its foundation, ABS was the first to utilize liquid nitrogen technology to freeze bovine semen and has been on the cutting edge of technology and meeting the world’s production demands ever since.

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Growth of Diamond V, the global leader in fermentation technology for livestock and aqua, continues with the construction of a new worldwide headquarters and expansion of its second, recently constructed, manufacturing plant.

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