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by WLJ
2011 November 25
Fed cattle trade was again slow to develop last week, with just a handful of cattle trading in major feeding areas. Most market analysts were looking for fed trade to be completed Wednesday afternoon at a slightly lower level.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Reports distributed by USDA have demonstrated test results with carcass drug residues on many occasions. Not only are carcasses involved in an inspection, but the management and environment may be assessed for proper equipment, training and protocols..
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Since 1993 for growth and late 2000 for carcass, each year, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) develops acrossbreed expected progeny differences (EPD) adjustments (Table 1).
by WLJ
2011 November 25
He will be remembered as a man of strong convictions. Darrel could be counted on to be decisive, quick witted and genuinely interested in the lives of others. He made friends wherever he went, and never passed up an opportunity to strike up a conversation or share a few words of wisdom.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
“The United States welcomes the Korean National Assembly’s approval of the KORUS FTA,” said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the government of Korea to bring the agreement into force as soon as possible.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Ag producers wishing to improve their conservation management on working lands are encouraged to check into the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP is designed to help producers “step up” management activities addressing natural resource concerns.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
A NAS report says cellulosic biofuels do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report is criticized by several scientists. Another NAS conclusion is debatable—cellulosic biofuels may do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service and Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC) have teamed up to produce a video titled “The Importance of Range Monitoring.”
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI), a subsidiary of the American Angus Association (AAA), and Pfizer Animal Genetics announce two new advancements that allow Angus breeders to more efficiently improve herd genetics.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reviewing comments submitted by hundreds of individuals and groups about a proposed $2 billion highvoltage power line in Wyoming and Idaho.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
The 23rd Annual Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is also a featured event of the livestock show. The Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is a celebration of Western Culture and lifestyle through poetry, music, paintings, sculpture, leath er work, braiding, hitching, jewelry, furniture and gifts galore.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Congress voted Nov. 17, 2011, on a $19.8 billion 2012 agricultural spending bill that includes language blocking USDA from implementing controversial reforms to livestock and poultry marketing. The so-called GIPSA rule, proposed last year by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard’s Administration, would have wreaked havoc on the U.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Last year was a slam dunk for Herman Laramore’s preconditioning program, even with feed prices clocking in around $160 a ton. He hopes this year turns out as well.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, the Andras family was honored as a Century Hereford Breeder Oct. 29. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award to Cary Andras at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.


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