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Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Feb 10, 2017
When the season’s first calves arrive, you begin to see results of your genetic decisions, perhaps eager for more or thinking about what a new bull could bring. Poring through bull catalogs and looking at expected progeny differences (EPDs), keep in mind that the environment affects what your calves are now and what they will become.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Feb 3, 2017
back in the valley and running the family ranch kept Vestal busy, but meeting Marie made his life complete. For his 77 years Vestal did the things he loved; veterinary medicine, raising working quarter horses, roping, riding and enjoying the sport of rodeo.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Feb 3, 2017
“These endeavors involve increasing veterinary oversight of antibiotics that are considered ‘medically important’ in human medicine and removing approved label claims for use of these drugs for low-dose long-term production uses, such as to increase weight gain or feed efficiency.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Feb 3, 2017
Symptoms of scrapie in sheep are very much like the symptoms of BSE in cattle. Motor function is impaired, tremors and unusual limp movements occur, and coat appearance deteriorates. Infected sheep will display behavior changes, increased sensitivity to sound and movement, and rubbing and biting of the legs.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Feb 3, 2017
While I was in the United States Peace Corps, a stranger came to my small village in Kenya and stood on a box to gather villagers around him. He delivered a powerful and convincing story so that he could sell vials of water that he claimed would protect the people from the malaria that was ravaging the community.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 30, 2017
The 2017 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions sets a National Western Stock Show (NWSS) record with the top eight champion animals posting total sales of $442,500. The auction started with a bang when the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb sold for $34,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $6,000.


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