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by WLJ
2012 February 10
Arun Bhunia, a professor of food science, Mary Anne Amalaradjou, a Purdue postdoctoral researcher, and Ok Kyung Koo, a former Purdue doctoral student, found that the same Listeria protein that allows the bacteria to pass through intestinal cells and into bloodstreams can help block those same paths when added to a probiotic.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
All too often, pasture leases fail to include an appropriate plan to adjust to this problem. Without a plan, both the landowner and the tenant are at risk. The landowner risks having the pasture become over-grazed, resulting in future weed problems, reduced long-term production and lowered value.
2012 February 10
“As members of the agriculture industry, we strongly oppose language in the Highway Bill that prohibits the use of double deck trailers to transport horses. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation recently marked up The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2011 (S.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
BLM seeks one or more long-term pasture facilities capable of providing humane care to 400 to 2,000 wild horses for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for nine oneyear extensions.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
“The purpose of this study was twofold,” said Dr. Suresh Pillai, director for the National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University in College Station. “First we wanted to determine poliovirus and rotavirus sensitivity to electron-beam irradiation on fresh-cut lettuce and spinach.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
State-winning Make It With Wool (MIWW) contestants competed in the national finals and awards program in a “Forward with Fashion” style show during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Annual Convention on Jan.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
On Feb. 2, 2012, the Padlock Ranch in Dayton, WY, was awarded the prestigious annual national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) award during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Convention.
2012 February 10
The conversation on sage grouse isn’t over yet. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have extended the comment period on their proposed ruling until March 23. They are seeking public comment regarding topics that should be addressed in the evaluation of sage grouse issues.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
USDA announced it has awarded a research grant to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) to help reduce the occurrence and public health risks from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) along the beef production pathway. Dr.
2012 February 10
Quality control is an ongoing process at Red Bluff. It’s a tough job for the sifters and graders and it’s even tougher on the consignors, especially when one of their animals gets sifted. All of the livestock undergo this close scrutiny when they are entered in any of the Red Bluff sales.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
“As more Koreans travel around the world, the more familiar they become with premium cuisine,” said USMEF’s Yang. “The trend toward focusing a beef menu on U.S. Prime beef started with Goo STK, a Seoul restaurant that made its name by serving only U.S. Prime steaks.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director of technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics, says this analysis further demonstrates how combining information from the High-Density 50K (HD 50K) panel to EPDs can reduce the risk of misclassifying young, unproven sires and help improve producers’ purchasing decisions.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
From 2002 to 2007, the number of operators aged 75 years and older increased by 20 percent, but the number of operators under 25 years of age decreased 30 percent.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
Typically, the Texas High Plains cotton acres will be nearly evenly split between dryland and irrigated, said Mark Kelley, AgriLife Extension cotton specialist of Lubbock. This adds up to about 2 million dryland cotton acres planted, with the same number of irrigated acres.
by WLJ
2012 February 10
Ellen Gilinsky with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced a roomful of cattlemen and women at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) annual convention held in Nashville, TN.


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