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Genome Scan with 50,000 markers (HD WGS). This new scan was developed by AGI, a subsidiary of the American Angus Association , the University of Missouri, Iowa State University and IGENITY, a division of Merial.

The New Young Ranchers Round Table was a huge success — Canada had the opportunity to participate in the International Livestock Congress USA held in Denver during the National Western Stock Show (January 10-16). This year the Five Nations Beef Alliance introduced an additional event to the program featuring a Young Ranchers Round Table held at the Canadian Consulate on Wednesday 13, 2010. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Alberta Beef Producers, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association in conjunction with the Canadian Consulate in Denver sponsored three young cattle producers between the ages of 27 and 32 as representatives of the Canadian cattle industry. Adam Moseson (Alberta), Jess Parsonage (Sask.) and Jill Harvie (Alberta) had the chance to build strong relationship with future industry leaders from alliance countries including Australia, U. S., Mexico and Argentina. The round table viewed a video from Jill Harvie, a young cattle producer in Canada explaining why raising quality cattle and feeding the world is important to her (v=OZpzdgnGzuM). The Five Nations Young Ranchers Round Table have now adopted a project to complete a YouTube video from all five nations promoting why they have a passion for being a part of feeding the world a high, nutrient-dense protein.

Mike Geddes, Canadian Limousin Association president says Rob Swaan has accepted the position of chairman for the National Show and Sale Committee again for 2010. Bill Campbell has been appointed chairman of the Breed Improvement Committee.

Helge By and Neil Gillies travelled to Brandon, Man. in January to attend the annual meeting of the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association and the provincial Charolais association. The

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