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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The idea of slaughtering New England-raised cattle and selling the beef locally is based more on idealism than economic reality, says a report commissioned by the six states' agriculture departments.

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Livestock Grain Market News feeder cattle report for Sept. 30.

Argentina has made a name for itself around the world with its steaks. But things are changing dramatically in this country that was once dubbed “carnivore heaven.”

Fish exports have overtaken traditional beef exports – which reflects the rapid decline of the cattle-farming sector in recent years.

The latest figures show that during the first quarter of 2011, Argentina exported more than 145,000 tons of fish and seafood, double the amount of beef sent abroad during the same period of time. And while fish exports are on the rise, beef is looking at the wrong side of the scale.

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redangus_regA new test that detects a rare and deadly bone disorder in Red Angus is now available to cattle producers, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

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Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is strengthening its North America operations and seeking more than 20 new team members eager to take on its ambitious goals, including innovative projects in algae, life sciences and solutions for feeding a global population of 9 billion. Considered one of the world’s top 10 animal health companies, Alltech continues to grow at 20 percent or more each year, and now employs 2,650 team members in 128 countries.

Alltech plans to increase its field staff by 30 percent over the next year as the company expands its reach in local markets. Current openings on Alltech’s North America team include:

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