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If you are thinking that you could use a little warm up and some sunshine, consider making a trip to San Antonio, Texas for the Cattle Industry Annual Convention from January 27-30. This is an excellent chance to broaden your knowledge through the educational programs, network with industry leaders, and help shape the policy that affects us all in the cattle industry. Listen as we discuss the convention with Kristin Torres and the educational opportunities with Dr. Tom Field.

Since this is our last email before Christmas, I want to wish you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas.

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  • Link to blogCrossbreeding- Its Cool Again! Part 1: post by Dr. Ronald Lemenager, the BeefBlog, of Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech, "The economic climate of today’s beef business is challenging. Commercial cow-calf producers are faced with optimizing a number of economically important traits, while simultaneously reducing costs of production in order to remain competitive."
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  • Link to blogShould You Require Your Latino Employees To Speak Only English At Work?: by Orlando Gil "We are in America, %^&* it, they should speak English!!!" This is what a farm manager told me sometime ago as he complained about his newly hired Latino employees speaking Spanish at work and him and other employees not being able to understand what they were saying…
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