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by WLJ
2017 April 21
Cattle and deer that share salt might also share tuberculosis, according to research by John Kaneene, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., the lead researcher of a study by Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health.
by WLJ
2017 April 21
Rancho Largo, of Fowler, CO, co-owned and managed by Grady Grissom, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold will be presented to Grissom at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in June.
2017 April 21
Producers with fall-calving herds have traditionally weaned the calves at 9 to 10 months of age. When forage growth is limited due to drought, questions arise about the feasibility of weaning the calves at an earlier date. The effect on the cow as well as weaning weight of the calf must be considered when the impact of the weaning date is considered.
by WLJ
2017 April 21
executive order that, among other things, directed the executive branch to “maximize… the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States” when it comes to federal procurement. “Goods and materials” generally refer to manufactured goods, and materials including iron and steel.
by WLJ
2017 April 21
Did you know the some Cooperative Extension programs at land-grant universities offer blueprints to build your own livestock equipment? Plans for anything from calf creep feeders, to alleys and chutes, to pens, stalls, and corrals can be found on numerous Extension sites.
2017 April 21
Once you have completed the quarantine period and none of the animals have exhibited any signs or symptoms of illness or disease, it is safe to integrate them into the rest of the herd. — Katie Ockert, MSU Extension.
2017 April 21
For many farms, across all of agriculture, the returns are poor relative to the cost of production. The result is great stress among many farm families. During times like this, it is easy to lose perspective, have difficulty making decisions and to be discouraged.
2017 April 21
The grass is turning green across the Midwest and the annual surge of cool season grass growth is just around the corner. Cattle grazing the lush new growth of spring can be at risk for grass tetany. Begin offering high magnesium mineral supplements now to prevent grass tetany this spring.
2017 April 21
I was reminded of this the other night as I turned the corner to walk past the local recreational facility. I was met by several massive tigers. Fortunately, they each were in their cage. Long story short, I walked away. But I still was thinking that if a cage door had come open, what would I do? Let me repeat, they were big, fullgrown tigers.
2017 April 21
Cattle buyers got down to business last week and that business was likely pleasing to cattle feeders. By close of trade last Thursday, over 114,000 head of cash fed cattle had been confirmed sold on the negotiated market. Prices Thursday reached $129-134 live and $208-220.
2017 April 21
Brown’s announcement was followed a few days later by a notice from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that the State Water Project (SWP) would supply 100 percent of the contract for contractors north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and 85 percent of requests for other contractors.


2017 April 21
In 1967, Ringo Starr of the Beatles asked, “Does it worry you to be alone?” Western ranchers on public lands can feel very alone when disagreeing with federal agencies. But ranchers could benefit from Starr’s suggestion and try with a little help from their friends.


by WLJ
2017 April 21
Jacobson was a pioneer in the meat packing industry and opened National Beef in Liberal, KS, in 1968. For the past four years, he has been actively working with Dr. Barry Booth at veteran’s events, especially talking with school children about World War II.


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