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by WLJ
2009 July 17
Last week, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), Montana Public Lands Council, Montana Association of Grazing Districts, and the national Public Lands Council denounced an effort by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to buy out ranchers grazing leases on the Charles M.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
U.S. beef and pork exports got a boost last week from Costa Rica and St. Lucia, according to USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service. Costa Rica last Monday expanded its import protocol to accept bone-in U.S. beef along with boneless beef, further processed product, and offal such as beef tongues, kidneys, livers and hearts.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Managing animals time on pasture can increase the stocking rate while providing palatable nutrition to the animals, said Doug Anderson, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Keith, Arthur and Perkins counties.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Merial have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide American Angus Association breeders with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) powered by IGENITY. This will be the first time beef producers have access to genomic-enhanced EPDs for multiple traits at onceand from an Angus-specific DNA profile.
by DTN
2009 July 17
Nebraskas two U.S. senators and three representatives sent a letter to USDA requesting funds to compensate a Rock County, NE, rancher for culling his herd after several cattle in the herd contracted bovine tuberculosis (TB).
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Investments in water development, food programs and education will stimulate rural economies and help revive hard-hit communities, according to the leader of the states largest farm organization.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
The Beef Checkoff Program returned about $5.55 in value to beef producers for every dollar they invested into it between 2003 and 2008. Thats the overall conclusion of a new economic study completed by Dr. Ron Ward, professor emeritus for the Food and Resource Economics Department of the University of Florida.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Feeding an appropriate mineral protocol to cattle is an important part of an integrated management system for most cattle operations. Although animal nutrition needs can vary greatly depending on geography and environment, most of the primary requirements remain the same.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Oregon ranchers have long been aware that selfstyled environmentalist groups run aggressive advertising and public relations campaigns which often damage the image of ranchers while enriching the war chests of such groups for their next round of litigation.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last Tuesday testified to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the role that rural America can play in addressing climate change.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Hayes Walker III died on July 5, 2009, in Lees Summit, MO. He was born on March 20, 1934, in Kansas City to Mary Elizabeth Walker and Hayes Walker Jr. Hayes graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1952 and earned a B.S. in Ag Journalism at Kansas State University in 1956 in Manhattan, KS.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
The California Rangeland Trust has partnered with Panorama Meats, Inc. of Vina, CA, to support the long-term conservation of Californias rangelands.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
New safety standards intended to strengthen the agencies tasked with regulating food safety were announced by the federal government last Tuesday. The new standards are intended to reduce the incidence of food-borne illness caused by salmonella and E. coli.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
The Humboldt County Agricultural District No. 3 has announced the addition of an Invitational Bull Sale to the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7, 2010.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
With their sweet, refreshing juices and succulent interior, watermelons are a favorite summertime treat, especially around July 4th. But now this Independence Day favorite could become even more of a patriotic commodity. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Lane, OK, have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be made into ethanol.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
A summary of Angus- Source fed cattle proves the program does more than just source-and-age verify. The genetic component helps point out higher-quality cattle, says Sara Snider, AngusSource director. Nearly 50 lots of Angus- Source-tagged calves were tracked through Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB)-licensed feed yards.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
IGENITY now has the beef industrys most comprehensive list of DNA analyses for seven genetic abnormalities. This list consists of both Neuropathic Hydrocephalus and Arthrogryposis Multiplex as well as Coat Color Dilution, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Osteopetrosis (OS), Pulmonary Hypoplasia Anasarca (PHA) and Tibial Hemimelia (TH).
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Montana Red Angus Breeders invite you to tour our cattle Aug. 29-30. The 2009 tour will be hosted by the breeders in southwestern Montana in the beautiful Gallatin and Madison counties. This tour will be loaded with fantastic cattle, good food, entertainment, and prizes.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Reports outlining the findings and conclusions on the risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep submitted by the Risk Assessment Disease Transmission (RADT) Committee and the Payette Principles Committee are not to be used by the U.


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