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by WLJ
2017 February 10
In the fall of 2006, the Derby Fire burned hot over much of south central Montana. Over 178,400 acres burned taking homes, land and livestock in the fire’s path across the Big Timber Region. Over 840 people were evacuated from their homes as the blaze tore through farms and ranches.
by WLJ
2017 February 10
For the last 20 years, Red Angus commercial producers have enjoyed the increased reliability of Red Angus expected progeny differences (EPDs) due to Total Herd Reporting (THR).
by WLJ
2017 February 10
“In the Doherty family, it has been tradition to break tradition. My great, greatgrandfather left his home in Ireland and set up a land empire. My great-grandmother went from knowing nothing about ranching to not only creating a successful ranching business but becoming a pioneer in rangeland management.
2017 February 10
Red Angus are the hottest thing on the market right now, bringing a premium in the feeder cattle market, especially for females. What many people do not know is that the current success the breed is enjoying is the direct result of the fundamental decisions and a “stay the course” mentality that Red Angus has had for more than 20 years.


by DTN
2017 February 10
Over the years, I’ve spun some wild market tales, including the forlorn bearish analyst of “The Longhorn” (2006), the downtrodden duo “Waiting for Godot” (2009), the motley party of card players in “Riverboat Gambler” (2012), and the doomed quartet headed to the gallows in the three-part “Grains on Death Row” series (2013), just to name a few.
2017 February 3
Market analysts expected placements to be up 8.8 percent, so the reported value came in well above already high expectations. All weight classes saw an increase in placements, with cattle larger than 800 pounds seeing a 4.5 percent year-over-year increase while cattle between 600- 699 pounds saw a 26.
2017 February 3
Though recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made it clear landowners have the right to challenge Clean Water Act (CWA) determinations by federal agencies, a district court ruling in Minnesota is the first time a landowner has successfully challenged a determination.
2017 February 3
The Forage and Ruminant Nutrition Lab at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville explores ways to improve ruminant diets and mitigate negative environmental impacts for researchers around the state, nation and globe, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.
2017 February 3
To sustain the commercial cattle inventory, producers replace unproductive cows with new females as developed bred heifers. A primary need for some bulls is to produce daughters that are working cows that function well within the resources, management, restraints and economics of the ranch.
2017 February 3
Because overall health is critical to a stallion’s reproductive success, a stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the season. Stallions carrying too much extra weight might show decreased sperm quality. Like all horses, they need exercise to maintain mental sharpness and a healthy body condition.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
As the industry celebrated the release of the newly created American Wool logo recognizing the versatility of American wool, textile-industry representatives took center-stage to share their stories about programs supporting homegrown wool, innovative products, and.
by WLJ
2017 February 3
“These endeavors involve increasing veterinary oversight of antibiotics that are considered ‘medically important’ in human medicine and removing approved label claims for use of these drugs for low-dose long-term production uses, such as to increase weight gain or feed efficiency.


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