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  • D.C.-area farm raises Randall Linebacks
    Ten years ago, Robert Wiedmaier was among a handful of D.C. chefs invited to a private dinner hosted by Brian McBride, formerly of Blue Duck Tavern. On the menu: seven courses of America’s oldest and rarest breed of cattle. 
  • Master Cattleman program starts Dec. 1
    Purdue Extension will offer a 10-session program to help beef producers improve the profitability of their operations through effective farm management. 
  • Youths see success in beef show ring
    Resting on the Franklin-Union county line is a farm operated by a family that has worked together over the years to be successful. Don and Treva Reiboldt and their sons, Cary and Troy, and their families farm 600 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. 
  • Cattle numbers rise in Wyoming
    Favorable feed and sales prices have made the past couple of years decent financially for Wyoming ranchers, causing some to start rebuilding their herds. 
  • Research aims to boost omega-3 levels
    Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed — even marine algae — with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice. 
  • Beef Quality Assurance workshops set
    Beef Quality Assurance sessions will be held in December throughout Illinois. The sessions serve as the beef industry’s best source of continuing education and will provide producers with up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and beef quality. 
  • Deadlines near for Hoosier Beef Congress
    The state’s largest cattle show will be Dec. 4 to 6 this year at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Entry deadlines for the annual Hoosier Beef Congress are quickly approaching with All Star and Breed Sale entries due Oct. 15 and Junior Show registration due Nov. 1. 
  • How well can you sing national anthem?
    The annual National Anthem Singing Contest, hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is open for entry. Those 18 years of age or younger and related to a NCBA, American National CattleWomen or Cattlemen’s Beef Board member are eligible to enter. 
  • Beef industry scholarships offered
    The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is accepting applications for 2016-2017 beef industry scholarships sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. 
  • Valuable pocket tool for cattle producers available
    A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2016 year — at a reduced rate for a limited time. 

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