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by WLJ
2009 May 1
Auctioneer: Jerry Lehman Ty Malek, Dan Konen, Tom Carlisle and Gary Gilbert held their first joint Big Sky Classic sale this year at the fairgrounds in Fort Benton. The quality, well-bred offering drew a large crowd, selling at mostly steady prices throughout the sale.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Using Hereford bulls on Angus-based cows will give producers advantages in profitability, cash flow, herd size, and retained female fertility and longevity, according to a recently completed study at Circle A Angus Ranch.
by DTN
2009 May 1
Senatorial holds placed on the nomination of Gary Gensler to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are increasing Wall Streets power to stop efforts to boost regulation of credit default swaps and other derivatives, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said last Tuesday.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Gliko Longmeadow Dr. MT 59106 406-656-2515 406-860-3181 Northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, Dakota Program (CRP). CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, ag producers can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term resourceconserving covers on eligible farmland.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Unwavering, resolute, committedpick one, because theyre all accurate descriptions of winners in the first quarter Angus- Source Carcass Challenge (ASCC). The top producers and feeders share a steady focus on raising and feeding superior cattle.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Animal Health Commission, the states livestock and poultry health regulatory agency. Samples were collected from two of the cattle slaughtered for examination and the tissues were submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, IA, for additional testing.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released from temporary preventive quarantine more than 375,000 acres in Maverick, Dimmit and Webb counties. The preventive quarantine had been imposed on the three counties more than a year ago to prevent the spread of dangerous cattle fever ticks.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Beautiful horses, good looking cowboys, and wonderful events, including: FAB Working Rodeo Quarter Horse Production Sale, XTreme Trail, VRHC, Jumping, Dressage, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides and Dutch Oven Cooking with the Back Country Horsemen ...
by WLJ
2009 May 1
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Shows membership gathered last week for their annual meeting to receive reports of the 2009 show and address various business matters. Among these activities were the election of five new board members and the elevation of a long-time director to the position of honorary vice president.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
New Hollands experimental hydrogen-powered NH2T tractor is a key element in a project that hopes to free farmers from the cost of purchased fossil fuel and allow them to achieve fuel autonomy.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Angus veteran Jim Shirley announced his retirement from the American Angus Association, effective July 31. Hes been a great asset to this organization for 24 years, said American Angus Association CEO Bryce Schumann. We want to recognize and applaud that service.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Producers and landowners who have Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expiring have several options if they will not be extending or renewing the contract. One of the options is to use established cover for hay, said Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension range and pasture management specialist.
by WLJ
2009 April 24
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a formal determination which could have a profound impact on the agriculture industry in the U.S. EPA ruled that global warming, and the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are believed to contribute to the problem, endangers the nations human health and well-being.
by WLJ
2009 April 24
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided it will implement the ruminant animal feed ban on April 27, 2009, despite a number of problems with the regulation which have not been addressed.
by WLJ
2009 April 24
USDA reported cattle on feed numbers right in line with analysts pre-report expectations on April 17. The report showed a decrease in the number of cattle on feed and a surge in placement numbers, but more importantly, feedlots reported an improvement in marketing numbers during the month of March.
by WLJ
2009 April 24
On Wednesday, April 1, 2009, Gov. C.L. Butch Otter signed the bill to increase the beef checkoff by fifty cents in the state of Idaho. Producers across Idaho, who are presently paying a checkoff assessment of $1 per head each time a bovine animal is sold, will begin being assessed $1.


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