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by WLJ
2017 March 3
John Anthony Santos, 62 of Hilmar, CA, was born April 3, 1954 in Los Banos, CA. He passed away Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Santos. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan; his daughter, Corinne; his son, Derek (Colby); and grandsons Alexander and Connor.
2017 March 3
“The key is to know which species you have and what causes them to increase,” he said. “The Banks grass mite and two-spotted spider mite both feed the same. The Banks grass mite is more common early in the season and stays on the lower portion of the plant, moving up as the population develops.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes highquality bull genetics coupled with best cow/calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf. The Alliance, in its 16th year of existence, has received much attention for the premiums calves have received through the years.
2017 March 3
Beaver is one of more than 300,000 post-9/11 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade, says University of Missouri Extension’s Karen Funkenbusch. More than 44 percent of military recruits come from rural communities, according to U.S. Census data.
2017 March 3
“The Rambouillet ram breeders with animals in the ram test decided to offer some of their rams for sale at a new sale to be held at the popular Texas Sheep and Goat Expo,” Waldron said. “The animals being offered represent the high end of the rams completing the test, so numbers are limited.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The new logo has the time-honored cowbell, ghosted in the background, respecting the roots of the organization and acknowledging those local and state groups who continue to use Cowbelle as part of their name. However, in reference to the present and future of ANCW, the shape of the cowbell was modernized.
2017 March 3
Ever wonder how farmers manage that huge herd of cattle? With nothing more than a couple of people and maybe a farm dog, they are able to move hundreds of cattle from an open pasture into a barn or corral. As it turns out, farmers rely on techniques that use the animals’ natural behaviors.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition, according to Rabobank’s China Animal Protein Outlook to 2020. Demand growth is slowing, and the industry is changing in response—and it needs to.
2017 March 3
If you did not plant winter annual small grains for spring forage in the fall last year, there are not many opportunities remaining to produce forage for grazing or hay. The last remaining option to consider is springplanted oats. Oats can be planted in early spring for pasture or hay.
2017 February 24
A bill pending in the Montana Legislature would define an electric fence for the purpose of property boundary lines. During the 2015 legislative session, electric fences were added to existing fence laws as a legal fence option, however there were no criteria established for what constituted a legal electric fence.
2017 February 24
The last two months of a cow’s pregnancy is when most of the unborn calf growth occurs. Feeding an adequate diet to meet the cows’ basal metabolism, activity, growth, pregnancy, and lactation requirements is needed. Heifers are still growing and have a slightly higher nutrient requirement than a mature cow.
2017 February 24
“This is excellent news for NCTA in providing a lowcost affordable education for all students, particularly those who are residents of nearby states to Nebraska, and who are seeking a customized agriculture in a two-year degree program,” said Ron Rosati, NCTA Dean.
by WLJ
2017 February 24
He truly lived life to the fullest and had a contagious, ornery grin that was sure to make you smile. He was genuine, determined, independent, godly, and had a positive impact on all those who knew him. Meriwether graduated from Waynoka High School in 2012 where he was active in FFA, weightlifting, football, basketball, FCA and FCCLA.
2017 February 24
Your year-long investment in each cow, and her success or failure, will live or die by the calving event. To prepare for potential calving problems, a review of some basic equipment and management recommendations to assist with calving will not go amiss.
2017 February 24
The digital farm of the future uses all kinds of sensors—drones, fiber-optic cables, radio-frequencies— to collect all kinds of sensory information. But what does a farmer do with all this information? Chad Higgins, an environmental engineer at Oregon State University (OSU), helps make sense of sensory data.


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