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  • Groups seek public policy applicants
    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the spring 2016 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 16. 
  • Cover crops done right may benefit cattlemen
    A conservation cropping system that’s exploded in interest among row-crop farmers can hold benefits for cattlemen, too. But the first step is getting them in the ground successfully. 
  • Beef Roundtable dishes info, opinions on web
    Beef producers have a new resource to help them keep up with rapidly changing trends and topics in the industry — a monthly, 15-minute video webcast produced by Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences in cooperation with BEEF Magazine
  • Angus association honors cattleman
    Larry Slager started his Historic Angus Herd with the purchase of one heifer for his 4-H project. The American Angus Association honored Slager Angus as a Historic Angus Herd to recognize the cattleman for continuous production of registered Angus cattle for 50 years or more. 
  • Illinois adviser garners national award
    Sherry Adcock has attended the National Junior Angus Show numerous times, but this year in Tulsa, Okla., it was special. The National Junior Angus Association presented the Adviser of the Year award to Adcock at the event. 
  • Committed to cattle
    Doug Abney realized how vulnerable he is as a livestock producer while attending a local zoning board hearing. Community members were making noise complaints over a dog kennel, Abney said. 
  • WIU bull sale sets price record
    The 43rd annual Western Illinois University Performance Tested Bull Sale at the Western Illinois University Livestock Center posted a record sale average. 
  • Vital to build connections with consumers
    All segments of the beef industry should focus on continuously improving their operations. “That is a key to the long-term success of the beef industry,” said Season Solorio, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issues and reputation management team executive director. 
  • Farm sells Angus cattle across country
    Although Prairie View Farms may not be in a traditional cowherd location, it has become a great place to sell purebred Angus cattle. “We have been in the purebred Angus business for a number of years,” said Alan Miller, a third-generation cattleman. 
  • Martz to lead Illinois Beef Association
    The path for the Illinois Beef Association is determined by the members and the group’s board of governors. “It is evident that Joni and I have similar philosophies for IBA, but the direction for IBA will not come from us,” said Mike Martz, a cattleman from DeKalb. 

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