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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.
by WLJ
2010 August 13
Mexico, the largest buyer of U.S. beef, has lifted the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on beef shipments sent to buyers south of the border. In a move announced last week, Mexico’s Ministry of the Economy lifted the tariffs for beef beginning Aug. 11, 2010. Any beef arriving at the border after that
by WLJ
2010 August 6
During the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference on July 31, the Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) voted to remain attached to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), ending a weeks-long debate over whether or not the two organizations should be separated.
2010 August 6
In 2010, South Dakota joined the crowd, becoming the forty-third state to base the ag property tax system on productivity rather than market value. Landowners saw the first phase of the change in the property valuations that were sent out in March. The change is for the 2010 tax year,


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