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by WLJ
2009 July 10
With their sweet, refreshing juices and succulent interior, watermelons are a favorite summertime treat, especially around July 4th. But now this Independence Day favorite could become even more of a patriotic commodity. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Lane, OK, have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be made into ethanol.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
A summary of Angus- Source fed cattle proves the program does more than just source-and-age verify. The genetic component helps point out higher-quality cattle, says Sara Snider, AngusSource director. Nearly 50 lots of Angus- Source-tagged calves were tracked through Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB)-licensed feed yards.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
IGENITY now has the beef industrys most comprehensive list of DNA analyses for seven genetic abnormalities. This list consists of both Neuropathic Hydrocephalus and Arthrogryposis Multiplex as well as Coat Color Dilution, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Osteopetrosis (OS), Pulmonary Hypoplasia Anasarca (PHA) and Tibial Hemimelia (TH).
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Montana Red Angus Breeders invite you to tour our cattle Aug. 29-30. The 2009 tour will be hosted by the breeders in southwestern Montana in the beautiful Gallatin and Madison counties. This tour will be loaded with fantastic cattle, good food, entertainment, and prizes.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Reports outlining the findings and conclusions on the risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep submitted by the Risk Assessment Disease Transmission (RADT) Committee and the Payette Principles Committee are not to be used by the U.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Farmers and ranchers are seeing more weeds both common and unusual varietiesthis year, according to Vanessa Corriher, Texas AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist based at Overton, TX. Corriher said producers can expect to have more problems with weeds this year because high fertilizer costs limited their use in many pastures last year.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
USDA shocked the grain markets last Tuesday, reporting that planted acreage this year has reached 87 million acres, the second-largest amount of acreage planted behind 2007’s crop and 1 million acres more than the agency forecast in March.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach announced last week that despite testing more than 5,000 head of cattle, no additional cases of bovine tuberculosis (TB) have been detected in the state. The results of the testing are critical for cattle producers in the state who are awaiting
2009 July 7
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a tentative proposal regarding brucellosis that, if enacted, could drastically change the way the disease is managed in the U.S. The proposal is actually a revised version of a plan that was first released last fall,
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Sen. Dean Florezs, D-Shafter, latest attempt to limit the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture was set to be heard last Wednesday before the Assembly Agriculture Committee.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, MT, and colleagues conducted the study. Data they collected 16 years after a one-time aerial spraying of herbicide showed that the invasive leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L).
by WLJ
2009 July 7
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting held June 17-18 in West Point, Wisner and Beemer, NE, was successful by any measure, NC leaders said. Weather cooperated for all the outdoor activities which included golf, an industry tour, and childrens activities.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
New research from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university colleagues is shedding light on the relationship between chemical compounds and fescue toxicosis a disease that affects grazing animals and costs the U.S. cattle industry an estimated $600 million annually.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
There are thousands of feedlots, and hundreds could work for you, so finding the best partner can be a problem, especially the first time. Once you add up your needs, however, that formula should narrow the field.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Victor Leo LaGrande, Vic, age 91, was a cowboy, farmer, and cattleman all his life in the Williams, CA, area. He passed away peacefully June 25, 2009. Born March 11, 1918, he was one of nine children born to Joseph and Adeline LaGrande. Vic was patriarch to one of the countrys long-standing farming and ranching families.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
An $88,000 donation from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will enhance the handson learning opportunities at California State University (CSU), Chicos Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center, commonly called the University Farm, by providing funding to purchase a smokehouse oven and sausage-making equipment for the Meats Laboratory.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Hereford genetics are becoming increasingly popular. According to the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) report and ABS Global semen sale reports U.S. Hereford semen sales increased 8.4 percent in 2008 despite an overall drop in domestic semen sales for beef cattle.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
The recent dairy cow buyout, made possible by Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), a dairy industry interest group developed by the National Dairy Producers Federation, has taken nearly 40,000 cows in western states out of production, but other...


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