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Stockmanship guru Curt Pate and Texas A&M University beef specialist Ron Gill discuss stockmanship tips from their seminar at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Convention and Trade Show in Denver, Colorado, on Feb. 4, 2011.

 

Twenty CattleWomen from across the United States recently received extensive public speaking training. The “National Beef Speakers Bureau” (NBSB) is part of the new “Tell the Beef Story”, a checkoff funded program managed by the American National CattleWomen, Inc.  (ANCW). 

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In only two of the past 15 years has the U.S. cattle inventory actually increased over the previous year, raising the question – just when will the trend of fewer domestic cattle come to an end?

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Global demand for beef has jumped, said CattleFax export specialist Brett Stuart, as countries around the world climb out of the recession faster than the U.S. economy. Stuart presented export analysis to producers during the CattleFax 2011 Outlook Seminar held in Denver, Colorado, Feb. 4 at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual convention.

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Cattlemen may not like how enormous amounts of feed production goes into ethanol plants, but it’s a trend that isn’t slowing down. Mike Murphy of CattleFax said within one to three years the amount of corn used for ethanol will exceed the amount of corn used toward food production.

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