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by WLJ
2017 February 3
back in the valley and running the family ranch kept Vestal busy, but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Vestal did the things he loved; veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo.


by USDA
2017 February 3
The Economic Research Service (ERS) Major Land Uses (MLU) series estimates land in various uses, including the acres devoted to crop production in a given year. These acres, collectively referred to as “cropland used for crops,” include acres of cropland harvested, acres on which crops failed, and cultivated summer fallow.


2017 February 3
Nebraska was tapped in 2011 by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead the $25 million project to investigate Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains that can contaminate beef. STEC strains can cause life-threatening bloody diarrhea and kidney failure.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
Symptoms of scrapie in sheep are very much like the symptoms of BSE in cattle. Motor function is impaired, tremors and unusual limp movements occur, and coat appearance deteriorates. Infected sheep will display behavior changes, increased sensitivity to sound and movement, and rubbing and biting of the legs.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Colorado State University, kicked off the festivities at of one of the largest American Sheep Industry (ASI) Association conventions in the last decade in her trademark way—by mesmerizing the audience with her concrete thinking..
2017 February 3
The strongest cool-season grass pastures in many areas of the Corn Belt and the eastern southern states come from varieties of tall fescue infected with a fungus. This infection can be good—or bad—depending on which variety and what perspective you take.
2017 February 3
When an almond tree keels over in a mature orchard, it could be a sign of something ominous. University of California (UC) scientists are tracking a fungal infection in San Joaquin Valley almond trees that can cost farmers hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost production.
2017 February 3
Seventeen Native American youth attended the “Linking Native American Youth to Ag Careers” conference conducted and hosted through a partnership with Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and South Dakota 4-H. Photo courtesy of Crazy Horse Memorial and South Dakota State University extension.
2017 February 3
Biochar—a charcoal created from organic materials burned at high temperatures and added as a soil amendment—has been shown to increase pH and soil fertility in areas with more weathered, acidic soils, like the tropics. But a new study shows its impact on productive soils like those in California’s Central Valley may be quite different.
2017 February 3
Aside from demand for beef, there’s no more important issue for beef cattle producers than price discovery. One dictionary definition says price discovery is a method of determining the price for a specific commodity or security through basic supply and demand factors related to the market.


2017 February 3
One of those knobs that need adjusting is selling the calves, or searching for income. The adjustment is timing and how different markets react to different weights of cattle. Either way, as a producer shifts the calving date, he or she finds himself or herself in new, unfamiliar territory in regard to marketing.


2017 February 3
Striking while the iron is hot is an adage alluding to the trade of a blacksmith who must shape iron while it is hot and pliable; if he delays the opportunity is lost. Acting decisively to take advantage of opportunities when they arise also holds true in the real estate business.


2017 February 3
Spring cleaning has already begun at the White House, starting with a dizzying clutter of federal regulations. Last Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that fulfills a campaign promise: For every new federal regulation, two must be removed—a concept commonly known as “pay-go.


2017 February 3
“We’ll keep working on the cows!” The environmental litigation group claimed credit for the recent closing of over 19,000 acres to sheep grazing on four allotments in Idaho. The fact the allotments have been unused by sheep for years, and that the motivations behind it are scientifically debatable, draw this “victory” into question.


2017 January 30
High points of leverage in a cattle production system are places where strategic inputs of time and resources potentially have impacts that are beneficial and significantly greater than the cost. The challenge is that the areas of highest leverage may not be the most obvious.
2017 January 30
Global beef exports are expected to increase yearover-year in 2017 with growth in several major beef exporting countries supported by growing production in most cases. However, the situations vary among beef exporting countries and market conditions will keep international markets dynamic for the foreseeable future.
2017 January 30
“There are buyers who have bought bulls at the sales year after year and probably never thought how they could use the EPDs [expected progeny differences] and percentile rank to study their cows,” said Eldon Cole, Livestock Specialist, University of Missouri Extension.


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