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by WLJ
2011 November 11
Business is often built on relationships rather than contracts. Many deals have been made on a handshake. Realistically, in today’s world, you still need the contract to complete the deal. However, building a strong relationship and a great deal of trust must come before that contract is even a possibility.
2011 November 11
Over the years, I’ve seen horsemen work with their horses, but never experienced it. A long time ago, I gave it a try from the ground up. I adopted a young colt from the Bureau of Land Management. He was born deep in the desert of the Great Basin and had likely never seen a human before the gathering.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Irv’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were able to make it to the hospital before he died. Family meant so much to Irv, and it was only fitting that the family be with him at the time of his death. Irv’s faith in Jesus Christ was the most important thing to him, which he lived out in every aspect of his life.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
“The RFS program is working just as Congress intended. It’s creating jobs across the country. It’s breaking our addiction to oil. It’s helping clean our air, and it’s reducing greenhouse gases,” said Steckel.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO, is taking a stand for private property rights by urging USDA to reconsider implementing a permit condition to require the transfer of privately held water rights to the federal government in order to utilize National Forest System lands.
2011 November 11
With gathering and weaning going full tilt, most ranchers in northern Nevada already have plenty on their minds this time of year. But a spate of cattle shootings across the northern half of the state has added an unsettling and slightly sinister aspect to fall works for a number of ranching families.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is excited to offer its members an outstanding new opportunity through an exclusive partnership with Roper and Stetson. Under the partnership, new and existing NCBA members will receive significant discounts on Roper and Stetson apparel and footwear.
2011 November 11
The Montana Board of Livestock is expected to decide at its Nov. 14-15 meeting in Helena whether to make major changes in the way the Treasure State manages trichomoniasis, or “trich,” a venereal disease that causes cattle to abort their calves and costs ranchers large losses of revenue.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder of cattle related to a deficiency of magnesium (Mg). Early lactation cows are the most susceptible, with older cows considered more susceptible than those with their first or second calves. The logic is that older cows seem less capable of mobilizing Mg reserves from the bones than their younger counterparts.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Bearden and Fuquay (1992) summarized the effects of inadequate and excessive nutrients on reproductive efficiency. This summary shows that excessive protein and/or energy could have negative effects on reproduction.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Goggins, who resides in Billings, MT, has played a critical role in the industry as an innovative rancher, with the industry’s firstever video sales in the marketing and promotion of seedstock. He also created a voice for rural America with his publication, Western Ag Reporter.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
With her stir fry recipe, Vegetable-Mango Beef Stir Fry, amateur home cook Sheryl Little of Sherwood, AR, won the checkoff-funded 29th National Beef Cook-Off $25,000 “Best of Beef” grand prize, topping recipes from 19 other finalists around the country.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Wisconsin’s first statewide grazing conference was held in Wisconsin Dells.


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