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by WLJ
2010 March 5
Lee Jarvis, Spanish Fork, UT, has been selected to serve as the Region VI representative on the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Executive Board. This region is comprised of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
by DTN
2010 March 5
U.S. beef exports could rise this year, but a gain will depend to a large degree on economic conditions in importing countries.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Special BSE clinics are going to be held as follows: March 8 at Barry County Vet Services, Cassville, Dr. Voyd Brown; March 10 at Dake Veterinary Clinic, Miller, Dr. Chuck Dake; March 11 and 12 at Countryside Animal Clinic, Aurora, Dr. Mike Bloss; and March 17 at Rick Turner Farm, Taneyville, Dr.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
The owner-manager of McPherson County Feeders near Marquette, KS, works with his devoted staff to set high goals for the cattle they feed. If theres much Angus influence, as there is in more and more pens these days, they aim for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates is studying how oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down in cattle manure.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
When the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council) meets for its 91st annual meeting in Sonoma, CA, the organization will be honoring long-time president Donald (Don) Gordon Jr. for his years of service as chief executive officer.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
A common pasture plant could help foraging ruminants ward off damaging gastrointestinal nematodes that can cause illness and death, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists report.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
The Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases (GHSs) under the Clean Air Act is economically harmful, legally suspect, and environmentally indefensible, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Like other members of the OmniFount family, it has a 304 stainless steel trough with heat elements attached to the underside for excellent frost-free service under the most severe winter conditions. The body of the Omni 10 is made from Ritchies heavy-duty polyethylene construction.
by WLJ
2010 February 26
A groundbreaking study conducted by the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has found that conservation easements put in place to protect farm and ranch land return significant financial
by WLJ
2010 February 26
The USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported on Feb. 19 that the number of cattle on feed continues to decline. According to NASS, as of the start of February, there were 11 million head in U.S. feed yards, a 3 percent decline
by WLJ
2010 February 22
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 12 that USDA has taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians.
2010 February 19
In a notice issued at the end of last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office in Challis, ID, stated its intention to cancel grazing permits linked to land controlled by the Western Watersheds Project (WWP), an anti-grazing advocacy group based in Hailey, ID. The notice,
by WLJ
2010 February 19
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to list greenhouse gasses (GHG), and specifically carbon dioxide, as potentially hazardous to human health has come under attack with increasing frequency over the past two weeks. The so-called "endangerment finding" marks
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Washington feedlot operator Cody Easterday’s challenge against USDA’s mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was rejected last week by U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley who determined in his ruling that the law did not violate the terms of NAFTA, as Easterday had alleged in
by DTN
2010 February 19
CME Group Inc. will launch futures contracts for distillers dried grains (DDGs), a byproduct of corn ethanol production that can be used to feed animals, the exchange operator said last week. Trading in the DDGs con- tracts will start on April 26.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Strong performances by Oscar Mayer products helped Kraft Foods Inc. more than triple earnings in the companys fourth fiscal quarter, according to the companys release last week. Kraft said that its U.S.


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