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by WLJ
2015 March 13
“By working with that forester, you know what trees need to come out and how much timber is going to come out, and you can do what we call competitive bid,” Stelzer says. “You invite buyers to come in and then buyers will compete against each other. You will always get a better price by doing a competitive, sealed bid process.
by WLJ
2015 March 13
USDA first announced new rules for animal disease traceability in March 2013, which included a two-year transition period to adopt official ear-tag criteria. Each state was charged with reviewing policies and, if necessary, revising them to meet national standards.
2015 March 9
Imagine walking into a room to find 300 people glued to their seats, fixated by a speaker with a microphone and a slideshow. Imagine these hundreds of people have come from four different countries and all over the U.S. Imagine them ranging from hipster naturalists to handlebar-mustached cowboys.
2015 March 9
Imagine walking into a room to find 300 people glued to their seats, fixated by a speaker with a microphone and a slideshow. Imagine these hundreds of people have come from four different countries and all over the U.S. Imagine them ranging from hipster naturalists to handlebar-mustached cowboys.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Further, there is no wellestablished market that compensates producers for vaccinating for the pathogen. So generally, the price paid for cattle coming out of feedlots is the same whether the vaccine was used or not. Because administering the vaccine adds costs without direct economic incentives, most cattle feeders choose not to, Tonsor said.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) was one of several groups to step up quickly to challenge the recent recommendations on U.S. dietary guidelines. Just a week after seeking a longer comment period on the report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), NAMI sent letters and emails to more than 40 editorial page editors at U.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Young animals suffering from bouts of enteritis and severe diarrhea are very susceptible to acute dehydration due to the high percentage of body water in neonates. The ability to recognize and treat dehydration is invaluable to a successful operation.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Preparation, Rusche said is the key component for success in both fields. “For a rancher, success during calving is critical. More than 60 percent of calves that are born and die before weaning are either born dead or are lost within the first 24 hours of birth,” said Rusche quoting data from the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Aside from being a great source of protein, beef provides essential nutrients in a smaller package than some other proteins.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Kentucky-31 fescue, the dominant grass in Missouri pastures, has a fungus living between cell walls of the plant. Toxin from the fungus protects the plant but harms grazing animals. New novel endophytes protect the grass without harming livestock..
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Its ongoing decline—to its lowest level since July 2010—reflects robust supply conditions as well as ongoing weakness in many currencies versus the U.S. dollar, which appear set to continue, said Michael Griffin, FAO’s dairy and livestock market expert.
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Dr. Mike Roussell, author and nutrition consultant, set out five years ago to answer the question, “Does lean beef have a place in the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet?” He says, “Today that research is being published, and after...
by WLJ
2015 March 6
Next, farmers should carefully disassemble and inspect all material distribution components such as seed delivery mechanisms, fertilizer applicators, herbicide nozzles and insecticide distributors. These parts should be handled with care since some are delicate.


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