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2016 August 19
Regaining access to export beef to China remains a priority for producers in the U.S. The market to that country was closed in 2003 after a cow in Washington State tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has since classified

2016 August 19
In the summer months, cattle will consume approximately two gallons of water per hundred pounds of body weight. Heat waves may increase this intake by 50 percent or more. If the water source you have is high in iron or sulfur, this represents a dramatic increase in.

by DTN
2016 August 19
Average June prices for hanwoo beef stood at 19,142 won ($16.89) per kilogram ($37.24/lb.), an increase of 20.8 percent from the previous year. Hanwoo is a local breed that shares traits with both European and African cattle breeds and its heavily marbled meat is prized by Koreans as of greater value than imported beef.

by WLJ
2016 August 19
Projected production for 2016 rose slightly to 25.03 billion pounds and rose to 25.86 billion pounds for 2017. The report credited the increase for 2016 on higher-than-projected third-quarter slaughter which is currently underway. The increases made to the 2017 production estimates were credited to the projected decline in feed prices.

by DTN
2016 August 19
The 64-person committee announced by the campaign last Tuesday has five current members of Congress, including the chairmen of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees; as well as eight current or former governors; nine current or former

2016 August 12
Livestock producers must become familiar with a new directive regulating certain medications that can be added to the animals’ feed, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.
by WLJ
2016 August 12
Many livestock producers may be facing forage shortages due to dry conditions this growing season. The Agriculture Act of 2014, most commonly known as the 2014 farm bill, includes a program designed to assist livestock producers facing extended drought conditions.
by WLJ
2016 August 12
Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources.
by WLJ
2016 August 12
West Nile virus is regularly found in the United States, and birds serve as the primary host of the disease. Infected mosquitoes can transmit the virus from birds and then carry it to horses or people. The virus can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
by WLJ
2016 August 12
The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association has announced the opening of nominations for the 2016- 2017 MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program. This bull appraisal program and is a joint effort between the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association (MCA), Michigan State University (MSU), and the Plank Farm.
by WLJ
2016 August 12
Windrow disease is the name that Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist, gives to the striped appearance in fields where alfalfa windrows remained so long that regrowth was delayed. Usually it’s due to rained-on hay and sometimes, insects.
2016 August 12
The study—led in part by Bridgett vonHoldt of Princeton University and Robert Wayne of University of California, Los Angeles—focused on the evolutionary and genetic background of wolves and coyotes in the U.S. and Canada. Researchers sequenced 28 different canine genomes looking at over 5.




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