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by WLJ
2010 August 20
Livestock organizations, producers widely split over proposed regs. In a letter sent to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last week, a bipartisan coalition of senators urged for the adoption of proposed competition rules under consideration by USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers
by WLJ
2010 August 20
In what is expected to be the largest gather operation of the year in California, Bureau of Land Management officials were working last week near the California/ Nevada border to remove approx. 2,000 horses and 200 burros from the Twin Peaks herd that ranges on
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Fed cattle traded sharply higher late last Wednesday as packers worked to meet higher demand from retailers looking to fill meat cases ahead of the Labor Day weekend rush. Packers have been very short-bought for the past several weeks, according to industry sources, and as retailers increased
by WLJ
2010 August 20
The Charolais breed is known for their exceptional carcass characteristics. It was recently proven at the 28th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Educational, Performance Carcass Contest. Last fall, 190 head of cattle representing numerous breeds and cross breds were started on feed at Cottonwood Feeders LLC of Stuart, NE.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genet- ics of a native prairie grass being widely studied for its potential as a biofuel.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and global leaders from the beef industry announced their intent to bring together the full breadth of industry stakeholders to move global beef production to a more sustainable system through open and balanced dialogue.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
The Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) 2010 Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 26 at the Carter County Events Center in Ekalaka, MT. The day will include a board of directors meeting, grazing district secretarys appreciation lunch, and the annual meeting, which will begin at 1:30 pm.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
When cattle producers think about vaccinations, they more commonly think about vaccinating calves instead of cows. According to a survey published in 2009 by U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Animal Health Monitoring System, a higher percentage of cattle producers give vaccinations to calves (65.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce Betty Dusek, Kay Gay, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Joyce Gibson Roach and Hortense Ward as inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2010. All five women will be honored during the 35th Annual Induction Luncheon Ceremony on Oct.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
The economic evidence says theres profit to be made for cattlemen who understand what consumers want. A symposium at the recent Agriculture and Applied Economics Association meeting in Denver, CO, examined trends that document a desire for high-quality beef.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
This shrub was introduced as an ornamental in the early 1800s. While it may have looked pretty in a windbreak, the extensive taprootwhich can descend 50 feet into the soil
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Late summertime in certain parts of Texas means livestock producers should be on the lookout for the resurfacing of anthrax in their animals. Among the anthrax cases confirmed this summer are one bovine in Crockett County, one whitetail deer in Kinney County, and one whitetail deer in Uvalde County.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Greg Lardy, head of North Dakota State Universitys (NDSU) Animal Sciences Department, is the 2010 recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Extension Award.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
A Cattlemens Field Day will be held on Sept. 11, 2010, in Miles City, MT. This is an educational event with opportunities to hear information to help the bottom line, participate in a panel discussion, walk through pens of cattle, and visit with seedstock producers.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
A very solid June performance allowed U.S. pork and beef exports to finish the first half of 2010 with strong momentum. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), pork exports of 164,000 metric tons (361.
by WLJ
2010 August 20
Recent research conducted at New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (CDRRC) is helping scientists tease apart the nature versus nurture puzzle by showing that a cows geographic experience affects its grazing behavior and diet choices in the harsh desert rangeland pastures of southern New Mexico.


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