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by WLJ
2017 January 30
ABS Global has built a facility named Future Genetics, dedicated to house and care for bull calves under 6 months old. The facility, located near Madison, WI, allows ABS staff to improve care for animals through better nutrition, veterinary care and biosecurity at an earlier age.
by WLJ
2017 January 30
“I am excited about the possibility of working with the agency on problems of national and international interest,” Martin said. “It is an opportunity to explore areas of interest and a place where my expertise in statistics and modeling will be very useful.
by WLJ
2017 January 30
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation last week that would permanently kill the onerous death tax. The bipartisan Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 (H.
by WLJ
2017 January 30
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) leaders and many other Texas-based organizations have taken an aggressive, offensive approach to eminent domain reform in the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature.
2017 January 30
Scientists at the Carrington center have been testing whether wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles are a viable source of phosphorus for corn and spring wheat crops. They applied those byproducts, as well as triple superphosphate, a fertilizer with a high phosphorus content, at various levels.
by WLJ
2017 January 30
The sixth annual comprehensive survey now covers 141 countries and more than 30,000 feed mills. The results show that the U.S. and China are the top two countries, producing onethird of all animal feed, and that predominant growth came from the beef, pig and aquaculture feed sectors as well as several African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
2017 January 30
EPD averages for the growth traits were as follows: birth weight, minus 1 pound; weaning weight, 62 pounds; and yearling weight, 97 pounds. The EPD averages for carcass traits were as follows: marbling score, .46, and rib-eye area, .25 square inch. Step 1 complete.
by DTN
2017 January 30
During year-end meetings with farm clients, Minneapolis, MN-based consultant Rod Mauszycki, heard farmers pose a question the veteran tax adviser had never heard before, “What’s the penalty for not carrying health insurance next year?” “Many farm...
by USDA
2017 January 30
Local economies and employment levels are more sensitive to economic trends that have a pronounced effect on their leading industries. For example, trends in agricultural prices have a disproportionate impact in farming-dependent counties, which accounted for nearly 20 percent of all rural counties and 6 percent of the rural population in 2015.


by USDA
2017 January 30
The year 2015 marked the most significant annual improvement in food security since the Great Recession ended in 2009. In 2015, 16.6 percent of households with children were food insecure, down from 19.2 percent in 2014, meaning that 2.
2017 January 30
The National Parks Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have released a draft grizzly bear restoration plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) for the North Cascades Ecosystem (NCE). As with other grizzly bear issues, this plan is not without opposition or supporters.


by USDA
2017 January 30
On an average day in 2014, Americans age 18 and over spent 37 minutes in food preparation and cleanup. However, the average time spent in “meal prep”—defined as preparing food and beverages, serving them, and cleaning up afterwards—varied considerably among different groups.
2017 January 30
Some Washington State ranchers are cursing the Profanity Peak wolf pack for viciously ravaging their herds and are criticizing the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) for not more aggressively eliminating the carnivores wreaking havoc with their livestock operations and profit margins.


by WLJ
2017 January 30
Developing a proper stocking rate is among the most important practices a manager can accomplish. No fertilization plan, brush management plan, rotational grazing plan or herd genetic selection can overcome overgrazing from a continually high stocking rate.


by WLJ
2017 January 30
Lander Nicodemus, Cheyenne, WY, was named Champion at the 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. West Point Livestock Auction, West Point, NE, hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events.


by WLJ
2017 January 30
The western land-use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For 40 or so years I have been active in the advocacy for economic natural resource development, mining, timber, grazing and water.




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