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by WLJ
2009 February 20
Many producers choose to purchase rather than raise replacement cows for several different reasons. While the initial cost is often the main selection criterion, it should not be the only consideration and is not necessarily the most important. Special replacement sales and local auction barns are the most common sources of replacement cows.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
Junior Angus enthusiasts and their families should have their calendars marked for the most exciting event of their summer?the 2009 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) set for July 19-25 in Perry, GA. The Georgia Junior Angus and Georgia Angus Associations will host the ?Sweet Southern Showdown? at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
Amidst talk of recession and credit becoming extremely difficult to secure, the National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA) encourages anyone involved in the sheep and goat industries to take advantage of the NLPA Sheep Goat Fund.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
The Sac County Cattlemen, Fort Dodge Animal Health, and the Beef Checkoff helped sponsor a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program Jan. 13 at the feedlot of Kevin and Terri Carstensen outside of Odebolt, IA. A special thank you also goes to JR Pauley and Ullrich Farms for donating a steer for the program.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
Calf scours is one of the most frustrating experiences in a cow/calf operation. Actually, ?scours? is just the symptom of a disease that can be caused by many different bacteria and viruses. Adverse environmental factors can also contribute to an outbreak? cold, wet and muddy conditions are the most common culprits.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
The extreme cold and record snowfall in parts of the northern Plains has been hard on cattle and cattle producers this winter. Cold stress increases the energy requirements of cattle, according to Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist.
by DTN
2009 February 20
Advocates of wind energy touted the industry?s potential, while highlighting the potential struggles last week, even as the U.S. Senate passed its version of the stimulus bill that would pump billions into wind energy and investments in upgrading the nation?s transmission grid.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Immigrant labor has always been a contentious issue for farmers and ranchers who do what they can to play by the rules, but sometimes find themselves shorthanded. Even lawmakers have acknowledged that employers aren't experts on immigration laws, nor should they be expected to be; but the problem of finding adequate, timely and legal labor remains.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
On the heels of the latest food product recall, this time in the form of more than 1,800 products derived from processed peanuts, newly-appointed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said he supports a single food-safety agency. ?We are the only industrial nation to have two systems,? he said.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
The February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) showed last week that volatility won't be smoothing out anytime soon in agricultural markets.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announces an exciting opportunity for ranchers to learn valuable tips to help protect their ranching investments.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Oregon State University (OSU) has hired a recently graduated animal scientist from the University of Florida to conduct research on beef cattle and help address ranchers? needs. Reinaldo Cooke, who started in January, is based at OSU?s Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
This winter?s extreme cold and heavy snow have begun to take their toll on already short hay supplies, warns Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service beef cattle specialist. Cows are consuming 30 percent to 40 percent more hay than normal in some situations as they try to maintain body weight during the cold weather.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Though their importance is often overlooked, contemporary groups are truly the cornerstone of any genetic evaluation. Unfortunately, establishment of an ultrasound contemporary group is sometimes done improperly.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
In a case that could set a dangerous precedent for ranchers along the U.S./ Mexico border, Arizona rancher Roger Barnett was in court last week to fight a lawsuit filed by 16 illegal immigrants he apprehended on his 22,000-acre ranch, the Washington Times.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Researche rs from across the country gathered at a ch e cko fffunded summit titled ?Ethanol Co-Products?Beef Product Implications? in November 2006 to develop a summary of existing research and establish future research needs.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
The Prescribed Burn Task Force in west central Nebraska plans four prescribed burn schools to help landowners and managers to eliminate invasive plants, said Lara Fondow, Quail Forever wildlife biologist and task force president.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
The Oregon Cattlemen?s Association (OCA) is seeking applications for an individual to attend the 2009 Young Cattlemen?s Conference May 28-June 4. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 50 and be an OCA and National Cattlemen?s Beef Association member.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Dr. John Wentz , assistant professor in the Field Disease Investigative Unit of Washington State University?s (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, will review the first year?s findings of WSU?s Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) Control and Eradication Project during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
Roland Ryan Lodge was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Caldwell, ID, and died Jan. 16, 2009, in Paradise Valley, AZ. As the youngest son of Norman C. and Mary Lodge, Roland lived in Caldwell and spent his summers working on the Lodge Ranch at Jordan Valley, OR. During his high school years, he was active in football.


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