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0811pc_marketreport_1Cattlemen entered the beginning of June and the unofficial start of summer weary from two straight months of receding prices off of the all-time records posted at the end of March. The fed cattle arena had seen a 15 percent loss in market position and the feeder markets were suffering a major hangover from the May cattle-on-feed report that included an April placement figure nearly 10 percent larger than the previous year, which was badly missed by industry analysts.

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Animal Welfare Approved announced a call for proposals for its 2011-2012 Good Husbandry Grants. Now in its fourth year, the Good Husbandry Grants program has funded nearly 100 projects across the country to improve farm animal welfare. Certified farmers and those who have submitted an application for AWA certification may apply for up to $5,000 towards projects such as mobile housing, breeding stock, and on-farm processing equipment. Slaughter plants working with or seeking to work with AWA farmers are also eligible for funding.

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062811_select_dieterEast Central/Select Sires Inc.’s Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) specialist, Phil Dieter, was named Select Sires’ 2011 SRS Specialist of the Year. Dieter received this honor at Select Sires’ SRS Conference, held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, May 16-20.

This national award is presented to an SRS specialist that exemplifies the qualities that best accomplish the mission of SRS – to do whatever it takes to increase the production of pregnancies in dairy and beef operations. Highly trained SRS specialists are the foundation of accomplishing that mission.

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The enzyme solutions available to nutritionists, producers and others looking to optimize nutrition in poultry, pork, beef, dairy, aquaculture and companion animals will be expanding as the result of a strategic collaboration announced between Novus International, Inc. and Verenium Corporation.

The partnership is the result of the focus Novus has on generating enzyme solutions to optimize nutrition – and the resulting feed costs – in a number of production livestock species, as well as companion animals with the highest performing quality solutions.

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The Department of Animal Science and University of Minnesota Extension are proud to present the 72nd Minnesota Nutrition Conference, the Upper Midwest's premier program for livestock nutritionists and feed industry professionals to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horse nutrition.

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