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by WLJ
2011 October 7
It is unlikely the U.S. will meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 2022 unless innovative technologies are developed or policies change, says a new congressionally requested report from the National...
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Each fall, the Certified Angus Beef brand (CAB) honors a few top Angus producers and feedlots in the U.S. in conjunction with its annual conference where the whole range of partners are recognized..
2011 October 7
Texas ranchers estimate nearly 6,000 miles of fence have been destroyed during this summers wildfires. Replacing the fence can run between $5,000 and 7,500 per mile with labor and fencing costs, according to Joe Parker Jr., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president.
2011 October 7
Legislation was introduced in the House last week that would reduce the federal mandate to use fuel ethanol when corn supplies are tight. Livestock and dairy producers say the current mandate gives a financial advantage to ethanol makers and unfairly boosts the cost of livestock feed.
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Agriculture stays ahead of the curve in caring for land and livestock, but that's too much of a secret, according to a Nebraska Cattlemen environmental specialist.
2011 October 7
Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to stir up controversy and create their own version of chaos. These groups start the beginning of each summer with organizational meetings and target planning and they end their summer far more successfully than most in the ag industry realize.
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Ryan Fieldgrove's family has been ranching the Wyoming land he and his family now live and work on for over 125 years. For as long as he can remember, the invasive leafy spurge has been a constant nemesis to their ranching operation until Ryan got the idea to add goats to the equation.
by DTN
2011 October 7
For the study, Erickson and fellow researchers compared cattle on four diets: a corn-based control diet, WDG plus solubles, modified distillers grains (MDG) plus solubles, and DDG plus solubles. In the latter three diets, distillers grains were fed at 40 percent of the dry matter.
by WLJ
2011 September 30
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that the number of cattle on feed in feedlots of 1,000 head or more in the U.S. totaled more than 10.7 million head on Sept. 1. This inventory was 5 percent above Sept. 1, 2010, numbers, and is the third highest Sept.
2011 September 30
This should be the best of times for beef producers. National herd numbers have fallen each of the past four years, yet domestic and global beef demand has improved steadily since the end of the 2008 recession. The U.S. has reclaimed its position as the world's leading beef exporter.
2011 September 30
Cattle are no different from any other living thing. Rule No. 1 is that cattle must eat and meet their daily nutritional requirements. Occasional imbalances may be tolerated for short periods, but through the long haul, every cow, calf, yearling, replacement heifer, finishing calf and bull must eat.
2011 September 30
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey has called for a review of existing operating procedures that relate to instances of alleged animal abuse. During the recently completed Triple B wild horse gather in Nevada, more than 1,200 wild horses were removed.
by WLJ
2011 September 30
Agricultural producers already struggle to find labor, and training employees takes time and money. Many of the workers in the fields and at the farms are immigrants, and new legislation threatens the very stability of the agricultural workforce.
by WLJ
2011 September 30
USDA scientists have found that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a tool used by the military, may be suitable for keeping an eye on changing land-use patterns across vast tracts of western rangeland.


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