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by WLJ
2011 May 20
Deere & Co. said last Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter profit soared 65 percent because of strong demand for its agricultural equipment, especially in the United States, Canada and Brazil.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
An uncollared young male wolf from the Imnaha pack was trapped and euthanized this week by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff. The action occurred on private property with livestock operations, where wolves had killed livestock in late April 2011.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
According to the Texas Farm Bureau, escalating drug violence in Mexico is causing U.S. beef inspectors to move operations north of the Mexican border. In the past, inspections were completed before cattle crossed the border, but now the danger is too high for federal inspectors.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
That is why, in general, producers do not want to deal with calving difficulties any more than is absolutely necessary, especially in first-calf heifers. As we continue with breeding season, are you sure you are using calving ease sires where they are needed? Are you using the right tools to select a calving ease sire?.
by DTN
2011 May 20
Despite demands to cut farm programs, the chairs of Senate and House agriculture committees say recent natural disasters around the country show the need for continuing strong support for farmers in the 2012 farm bill.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
New Holland offers industryleading limited warranty New Holland has announced it is now backing its compact tractors with an industry-leading 5-year Boomer Guard limited warranty on all Boomer 30/35/40/50 deluxe compact tractors.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
Sarah Paine Sal Forbes, 91, of Beckton Stock Farm just west of Sheridan, WY, died at her residence on March 28, 2011. Sal had deservedly earned a reputation as beef industry performance legend being one of the early proponents of performance testing.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
Mark A. Anderson, Eaton, CO, has accepted the position of executive director for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The associations board of directors offered him the job in April and he moved into the Centennial, CO, headquarters in early May.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
The month of May is World Trade Month and National Beef Month. This combination spurred three letters from the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) to urge President Obama, members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to expedite the pending trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
The number of cow/calf pairs placed on a pasture is often determined based on previous experience and/or conventional wisdom. One of the factors that can be easily overlooked in establishing stocking rates is cow weight.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
Our world of electronic conveniences has now reached the cow pasture. In the not-so-distant future, landscapes may be dotted only with virtual fences and cattle may be herded with global positioning system (GPS) technology.
by WLJ
2011 May 20
Exports of U.S. beef and pork continued on a recordsetting pace in March, with beef posting a 65 percent gain in value versus yearago levels and pork showing an impressive 40 percent increase, according to statistics compiled by the U.S.
by DTN
2011 May 20
National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President Jerry Kozak said his group will continue to push its Foundation for the Future plan to revamp the dairy program in Congress, even though dairy processors and some left-leaning dairy and farm groups oppose it.
2011 May 20
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) is happy to report that Gov. Dave Heineman signed the brand surcharge bill May 11, 2011. NC had been keeping a close eye on LB 181, which was a bill that would allow a surcharge to be implemented by the Nebraska Brand Committee in order to make up for traveling expenses incurred by inspectors.
2011 May 13
The dunes sagebrush lizard’s habitat is found exclusively in 10 counties in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. This habitat is located in the Permian Basin, the most active energy-producing land in the lower 48 states. This habitat is also home to thousands of individuals who make their livelihood in the oil
by WLJ
2011 May 13
The Environmental Protection Agency released its newly updated "Draft Guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act" at the end of April, a move which could potentially expand the agency’s oversight of U.S. waters. The guidance plan will, once finalized, give EPA broader authority to
by WLJ
2011 May 13
The USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report, released May 11, caught some market participants by surprise last week, showing a record crop this year and a potential increase in corn stocks ahead. The report pushed corn prices lower last week and helped calf markets rebound from
by WLJ
2011 May 6
The corn planting season—which most in the livestock industry were hoping would go without a hitch—is off to a very slow start this year. Colder than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation has hampered field work across much of the central and southern Corn Belt states preventing farmers from getting the
2011 May 6
Concerns over pneumonia transmission between wild bighorn sheep and bands of domestic sheep grazing western rangelands have plagued land managers in the Northwest for the last several years. The conflict reached a fever pitch last year when Idaho’s Payette National Forest reduced domestic sheep grazing by 70


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