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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
onlookers of the livestock being offered. The various trade shows and local eateries were filled with cowboy hats as people came from across the nation to see the events. In the eight years I have been attending Red Bluff, this was by far and away the largest crowd I have seen.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
As for the forthcoming 2015 season, the winter wheat crops now in the ground in the northern hemisphere generally enjoyed propitious weather and more acreage was sown in North America and the Near East, offsetting some decreases in the Russian Federation and parts of Far East Asia.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Linda Klein, a recent doctoral graduate in WSU’s School of the Environment, worked with six other researchers at the university, plus one at the USDA’s Moscow, ID, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to explore the role that buffers—strips or clumps of shrubs, trees and natural vegetation— play in the landscape and in people’s visual preferences.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
In 1965, three leaders in the livestock marketing industry—Harry Green, Ross Miller and Claud Willett— laid the foundation for an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders. They called their organization The Livestock Marketeers.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.
News
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
“Alignment between our two groups will help to further both our interests on critical issues such as transportation and border security,” said McCan. “With these overlapping issues, we can strengthen our position and our message by working together. There is a lot to be gained from collaboration and this is a proud and historic moment for NCBA.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
The Top Hand Club was initiated in 1982 as NCBA’s member-recruit-a-member program that recognizes volunteer leaders for their commitment in growing a strong national association. To become a Top Hand Club member, individuals must recruit at least three new NCBA members.
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by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
A team of students from Pennsylvania State University took top honors in the 2015 National Collegiate Quiz Bowl, held in conjunction with the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX.
Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Yet we still see daily limits on dietary fat, as though all fat is the same. What is the truth? Well, the answer and what you did not know about fat grams is best addressed by Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M University Meat Biologist, who has spent most of his career studying the subject.


Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 13, 2015
Yet we still see daily limits on dietary fat, as though all fat is the same. What is the truth? Well, the answer and what you did not know about fat grams is best addressed by Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M University Meat Biologist, who has spent most of his career studying the subject.
News
by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
A topic often discussed in cattle production is whether the level of nutrition given to a pregnant female late in gestation affects birth weight and dystocia. Many producers worry providing good nutrition to a pregnant female—especially heifers— increases birth weight of the calf and, subsequently, dystocia.


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by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
Cattle producers across the U.S. are heeding economic indications to rebuild and expand their herds, but a 32 million-acre decline in pasture availability over the last 10 years is hindering expansion and causing producers to weigh options that...


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by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
Retirement farms had the highest percentage of older operators (67 percent)—as might be expected— followed by low-sales farms (41 percent). The advanced age of farm operators is understandable, given that the farm is the home for most farmers, and farmers can gradually phase out of farming over a decade or more.


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by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
Five years ago, the export sector accounted for 30 percent of the U.S. grain sorghum market. At that time, Mexico was the largest importer, committing to approximately 973,042 bushels of grain sorghum weekly. However, in 2013 sorghum exports skyrocketed when Gun Jen Juee Agriculture Trading Company became the first company to import U.
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by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
is one of the most important and destructive diseases of small grain crops,” she said. “This particular aphid can feed on more than 30 different species of grasses and cereal crops, including corn and sorghum, although wheat and barley are reported to be its preferred hosts.
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by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
Researchers at New Mexico State University (NMSU) are seeking donations to fund a project that could help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) estimate the population of Mexican wolves in the country in a way that is faster, cheaper and more accurate than the current method of tracking.
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by WLJ
Feb 6, 2015
The winners were selected based on relation to Colorado agriculture, creativity and technical quality. The grand prize winner is Travis Harvey of Castle Rock, CO, with his entry entitled “Day Break.” The winning photograph shows the morning sun beaming through the clouds onto a combine in a newly harvested field.


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