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Friday, October 31,2014

California adopts gray wolf listing

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) met in Mount Shasta to make some decisions on finalizing the details of listing the gray wolf as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The findings on the agenda included the Commission’s rationale for determin ing.

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Friday, October 31,2014

More COOL

by Pete Crow - Publisher
By all accounts, it appears that the USDA will appeal the decision from WTO again, which will take time. USDA and the U.S. Trade Representatives have 60 days to appeal, then it’s assumed that the process will take another nine months to get the WTO’s appeal decision.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Letter to the editor

You aren't paranoid if they really are out to get you

by WLJ
When the Taylor Grazing Act was passed into law in 1934, its purpose was “to bring conservation to the public lands and stabilize the livestock industry dependent upon it.” It’s a given that conservation doesn’t mean what it did in 1934. Stabilization has evolved into destabilization as BLM’s management, of ten,.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Black Ink

Beef quantity is down, but quality is up

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
It doesn’t take a mathematician to think, “Wait, something doesn’t add up.” Yet, that’s the reality in today’s marketplace. Fed steer and heifer harvest was down 6.2 percent for the first 32 weeks of the year, but it wasn’t an even distribution across all quality grades (See Chart 1).

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Friday, October 31,2014

Protect livestock from sweet clover disease

by WLJ
“Unfortunately, proper harvesting can be difficult,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension (NDSU) Service Livestock Stewardship Specialist and veterinarian. “If cutting is delayed until full bloom, the large, high-moisture stems will take a longer time to dry than the leaves.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Kay's Korner

Food labeling insanity

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Not only do consumers have all these choices; they can read comprehensive nutrition labels to help them make sensible dietary choices. Moreover, they can expect to pay a reasonable price for most food products. I use “reasonable” in relation to food prices in other countries.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Tax Q and A; How do we deduct losses on futures contracts?

by DTN
You indicate in your question that you do not speculate, but that may not be accurate tax terminology. The tax law characterizes regulated futures accounts as either hedging or speculation. Hedging is defined as a contract that provides price protection for your physical position in your cattle business.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Fall grass tillers are not free forage

by WLJ
These fall tillers will be part of the plant community for the next two growing seasons because all grass tillers have a two-year life span. During the first season, the tillers remain vegetative and just produce leaves. During the second season, the tillers produce a.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Vet's Perspective

Assessing lameness in the herd

by WLJ
By quickly and accurately identifying lameness issues within the herd, one can diagnose and treat those animals most efficiently in order to avoid significant loss of profit in the long run. Lameness issues in feedlot cattle have reportedly accounted for approximately 16 percent of herd health problems.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Syngenta backs traits, market decisions

by DTN
The company’s two genetically-engineered corn traits aren’t approved for import in China, and Chinese rejections of U.S. corn and dried distiller grains (DDG) containing the Viptera trait (MIR 162) have set off an industry firestorm. Most recently, the seed company is facing legal action—a lawsuit from grain company Cargill Inc.

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