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Iowa Vet Doubts Producers Will Change Buying Practices On Zilmax

National Beef and JBS have announced they won’t change their cattle buying practices in regards to Zilmax, but will monitor the situation closely.  Tyson banned product produced with the feed additive starting Sept. 6 and Greater Omaha followed suit.  Iowa Cattlemen’s President Elect and Vet Dr. Phil Reemtsma says Tyson claimed the product was impacting the animals ability to walk.

He says it’s unclear if other packers will eventually follow, whether or not producers will switch to another beta agonist like Optaflexx and what this will mean for exports.

He says Zilmax is an effective tool for cattlemen with gains of 24 to 33 pounds and a return of $15 to $22 per head verses only 10-12 pounds for Optaflexx.

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Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014.

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona near the Nevada border, on August 25, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.

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Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

A Massachusetts Air National Guard aircraft maintainer walks past an F-15C fighter aircraft at Barnes Air National Guard Base, in Westfield, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.

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Skip the beach, head to the car dealership

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Experts say this Labor Day weekend might be one of the best times to buy a car all year.

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Big Tenth Wins For Twins

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Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.