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by WLJ
2016 April 29
Nevada Cattlemen’s Association (NCA), Nevada Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) and Nevada Association of Counties (NAC) applaud Gov. Brian Sandoval’s April 25 announcement that he will pursue legal options regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) management of wild horses.


by WLJ
2016 April 29
This decision comes with some potential complications, however. When litigation over WOTUS began, lawsuits were filed in both federal district courts and appeals court. The problem arises now in that both the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and one of the district courts have claimed to have jurisdiction on the case.


by WLJ
2016 April 29
Low commodity prices, tightening credit, expensive land and rising costs for expenses such as seed and fertilizer will lead to financial losses for many farmers and ranchers this year, Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr. told a House subcommittee last week.


2016 April 29
“Wet storage of forages in the form of baleage offers several benefits to growers. First, baleage reduces the time needed between cutting and baling,” said Probert. “This allows harvest to occur when it might not be possible to get hay fully cured during cool, wet weather.


2016 April 29
With warmer than average temperatures across the country, landowners need to get their noxious weeds under control earlier than ever this season. Control logistics are making this a challenge, however, said Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Weed Science Coordinator.


2016 April 29
Many producers and veterinarians in the beef industry utilize pyrethroidbased insecticide products to improve productivity in cow/calf operations by eliminating potential insectborne diseases. However, in a 2012 Beef Magazine article, potential links were drawn between use of pyrethroids and negative effects on beef bull reproductive health.


2016 April 29
The vote came after Fordyce approved a petition last December to conduct a referendum of Missouri cattle producers, at the request of the Missouri Beef Industry Council and pursuant to section 275.352 RSMo as amended, to establish a $1-per-head state beef checkoff assessment.


by WLJ
2016 April 29
Over the next 50 to 60 days, there will be a lot of bulls turned out to cover the nation’s spring-calving herd. The recent USDA inventory report claims herd expansion is still the trend, although the trend is indicating a slowdown after two aggressive years of heifer retention.


2016 April 29
They must also be clearly and fairly regulated by a body outside the industry that produces those goods. Only then can market participants trust that the market mechanisms are working properly and not, even unwittingly, favoring one group over another.


2016 April 29
The historical North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association calving data summarized through the CHAPS (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance System) program sponsored by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service indicate that 3.7 percent of the calves born do not make weaning.


2016 April 29
After a rewarding trip to Tanzania, Africa for 30 days teaching people simple ways to grow healthy food using very little money, I became the student. An older African fellow stated that before modern agriculture, people lived much longer.


by WLJ
2016 April 29
No livestock species is excluded from potential toxin overload, and economic losses due to toxic plant ingestion accounts for approximately 5 percent of annual fatalities and illnesses. Losses result from organ failure, reproductive inefficiency, decreased weight gain, birth defects, and many other factors.


2016 April 22
The CAREER Award is the NSF’s most prestigious award to support early career development of faculty researchers. It’s particularly notable because it is awarded to a single person instead of a team, honoring outstanding faculty who haven’t yet received tenure.

by WLJ
2016 April 22
As the weather changes and the season turns, spring healthcare and herd management makes a new appearance. Vaccinations and deworming should play a key part in managing animals that are moved into a herd, are pre-calving, and are being processed in other similar scenarios (such as during pregnancy evaluations, calf processing, or deworming).

2016 April 22
The Foreign Agricultural Service of USDA recently released the latest Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade publication. This provides an opportunity to review meat production, consumption and trade among major countries. Pork production is the number one meat with 2016 production forecast at 109.