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COLLEGE STATION - The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation recently named six new trustees to its 41-member board during its annual meeting held recently in conjunction with the Texas 4-H State Roundup.

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PURDUE UNIVERSITY – The quantity of beef available to consumers in the U.S. has declined a startling amount in recent years and that trend is going to continue.  The declining supplies are related to continuing liquidation of the cow herd in the past few years due to high feed prices, a weak U.S. dollar that is spurring beef exports, and of course drought in the southwest and southeast.  Declining supplies will support prices across the cattle complex at new record highs in 2011 and again in 2012.  Unfortunately, even higher retail beef prices can be expected for consumers.

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COLLEGE STATION – Around the globe, many nations are realizing that the potential for bioterrorism isn’t just about the U.S., officials say.

And because an intentional introduction of bacteria, a virus or a toxin could happen anywhere, the World Organization for Animal Health is issuing a paper aimed at prevention.

“Any emerging country that is beginning to think about maintaining international trade needs to be aware of the potential for bioterrorism,” said Dr. Neville Clarke, special assistant to the Texas A&M University System’s vice chancellor of agriculture.

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COLLEGE STATION – Drought and the outlook for the beef industry will headline the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 1-3 in College Station.

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To begin the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress on Sunday, July 10, over 100 senior, intermediate and junior exhibitors vied for the crown of champion showman. This year's showmanship contest created buzz throughout the barns because of the new format that eliminated the two-day evaluation. Showmanship judges Brian and Janelle Deatsman, Leesburg, Ind., evaluated the revised contest.

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