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USDA concluded its Agricultural Outlook Forum last week. Feed grain and oilseed projections suggest little relief from high feed prices. For 2011 corn, soybean, and wheat plantings are projected at 92.0, 78.0, and 57.0 million acres, respectively.

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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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As feed prices continue to sky rocket at record rates, beef producers are tasked with generating top quality meat while remaining mindful of their bottom line. This challenge, among many others facing the industry, will be addressed at Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium.

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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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The University of Idaho invites producers to join Idaho Beef Quality Assurance and University of Idaho Extension during the Stockmanship and Stewardship cattle handling seminar with Curt Pate.

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