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2015 November 13
Keeping cows in good body condition is a big part of proper development of the fetus and postpartum reproduction, as well as the health and vigor of the calves. Cows should be managed to maintain a body condition score (BCS) of five with the goal for heifers being a BCS of six.


2015 November 13
Any electrical current will deter livestock from drinking from the water tank or bucket. By inserting one end of the voltmeter into the water tank and the other into the ground, you will get a reading that will indicate if there is a problem. Make sure to check this often.


by WLJ
2015 November 13
The board is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer, and three first handlers. The secretary of agriculture appoints approximately onethird of all board members each year. — WLJ.


2015 November 13
“It’s not an acute thing with copper—in other words, they’re not going to ingest a bunch of copper and die, that’s not how it works—but copper accumulates in the liver. During a high stress situation, that copper is released or metabolized and that’s what causes copper toxicity.


2015 November 13
When most people think of nutritional deficiencies in terms of vitamins and minerals, the focus is on the range. What are cows and calves getting—or not— from their forage? But it would do a cow/calf operator well to consider the impact of nutritional deficiencies at the feedlot.


2015 November 13
It is important for producers to test the soil if they haven’t done so in the past three years. Special attention should be paid to pH, phosphorus and potassium levels. If lime is needed, it should be applied in the fall so it can begin to increase soil pH over the winter months.


by WLJ
2015 November 13
Over the course of his tenure, Thompson served as President and Global Chief Operating Officer, President of McDonald’s USA, as well as Executive Vice President of McDonald’s Restaurant Solutions Group.


2015 November 13
The Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission voted last week to delist wolves from the state endangered species list throughout the state. The day-long meeting on Nov. 9 started at 8 a.m. was attended by more than 100 people and didn’t adjourn until 6:44 p.


2015 November 6
The Senate passed a joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22) of disapproval last week to do away with the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This came a day after the members failed to invoke cloture on S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act..


by WLJ
2015 November 6
The city ballot measure, Referred Question 2C, passed with a 65.2 percent “yes” vote. The measure will allow the city of Denver to increase its debt up to an additional $778 million to fund renovations to the 270-acre National Western Complex “in order to continue it as the home for the National Western Stock Show.


2015 November 6
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) was expected to recommend delisting the gray wolf from the state’s endangered species list at a meeting of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Nov. 9 in Salem, OR.


by WLJ
2015 November 6
In announcing the move, the association said many changes at the ASA over the last several years have helped to position and strengthen the breed for continued acceptance and growth in the future. The move is the final step in a two-year rebranding process.


by WLJ
2015 November 6
“This is a great day for the American Angus Association and the Angus breed,” said Steve Olson, association President.


2015 November 6
“It is important to develop weaning rations that will adequately prepare calves for efficient growth and profitability in backgrounding and finishing programs or for a lifetime of productivity in the cow herd,” explained Janna Kincheloe, SDSU Extension Research Associate II.


by WLJ
2015 November 6
A little extra effort in the next few weeks could make a big difference in college expenses next year for students who aim to make a difference in the beef industry. It’s time again for Colvin Scholarship Fund applications, so that five undergraduates can win $6,000, $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000, plus $6,000 for a graduate student in 2016.


2015 November 6
An Idaho rancher was killed in an officer-involved shooting following an accident involving a passenger car and one of the rancher’s bulls. The Idaho State Police (ISP) reports Adams County sheriff deputies responded to the accident on Nov. 1 on U.S. 95 north of Council, ID.


by DTN
2015 November 6
is outstanding, he said, averaging 215 bushels per acre (bpa). Although irrigated yields were more typical at about 230 bpa, his wholefarm corn yield average will likely be a record. Moisture is averaging around 14 percent with test weights of 62 pounds per bushel.