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2011 October 14
Tom was new in town. at the bull's head. After This ranch foreman and shaking the dog off, the bull stock dog trainer was get- would pile drive it to the ting the lay of the land with bottom of the pond. Quickly, his family at his new place Tom called them off.
2011 October 14
Starting in 1995, the Dickinson Research Extension Center noted the need to evaluate production costs and herd performance for late-spring (early May) calving in contrast to the traditional spring (late-March, early April) calving in southwestern North Dakota.
2011 October 14
The recent USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report came out last week, with one key cattle feed supply missing - hay. The drought in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states has left the hay supply and demand chart lopsided.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
California Polytechnic State University's (Cal Poly) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is opening the doors of the new J and G Lau Meat Processing Center and teaching facility.
2011 October 14
Listeria, a mysterious bacteria occasionally found to contaminate foods, has received more than its share of news recently. Especially deadly for vulnerable consumers such as the elderly and pregnant women, listeria is very hard to trace because it can take as long as two months before its victims become ill.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering oil and gas leasing mineral rights on 21 parcels totaling 6,455.67 acres located on federal lands in the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The oral auction will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM.
by DTN
2011 October 14
Its not just the summer of $7 corn that superheated Midwest land markets. Investors rattled by the prospect of a double-dip recession still see U.S. farmland as a safe haven amid economic turmoil. That surge of nontraditional buyers lessens the threat of a downturn in farmland values anytime soon, real estate and Wall Street experts contend.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
During the winter, cattle increase their production of body heat in response to severe cold by increasing their heart rate, respiration and blood flow. This physiological response may result in lower gains and reduced feed efficiency, even with increased feed intake.
2011 October 14
Companies planning to use biomass to produce electricity and biofuels got a break from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this summer when it handed down a three-year exemption from carbon dioxide emissions regulations.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced earlier this month that USDA has awarded 36 grants totaling $18 million to organizations that will provide training and assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers to help them run successful and sustainable farms.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted the khapra beetle again. This is their 10th khapra beetle intercept in the last 30 days at the port of New York/New Jersey.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
Oklahoma producers find themselves out of their "comfort zone" as they go into the winter of 2011-2012. Many have marginal or inadequate forage supplies. However, others may find themselves with forage of unknown origin (because they justifiably felt the need to purchase whatever hay they could find) and therefore of unknown quality.
by WLJ
2011 October 14
Four prominent equine scientists, Drs. Don Henneke, PhD, Sheryl King, PhD, PAS, William Day, PhD, and Patricia Evans, EdD, have written a strongly worded letter to the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology
2011 October 14
The Obama administration has created a new website to receive public petitions and has promised that top policy staff will review and respond to any petition that gathers more than 5,000 signatures within a 30-day period. A petition supporting legislation banning the sale, transportation, trade, etc.


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