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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Check the validity of your VCPR for future needs

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
— Impending standards for antibiotic use requires vets Quick; what is a VCPR and do you have a valid one? If you didn’t mentally rattle off “veterinary-client-patient-relationship” as you read that, you might want to give your vet a call. If you don’t have a vet, it would behoove you to find one soon.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

USFWS reinstates ESA protection for wolves

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
On Feb. 19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially reinstated protections under the federal Endangered Species Act for the gray wolf in Wyoming and nearby states after a federal judge in December struck down the agency’s decision to remove protections.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Kay's Korner

Producers’ quality focus

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Cattle producers, from the ranch to the feedlot, continue to focus on producing the highest quality cattle they can. That’s because they know that producing the finest grain-fed beef in the world is the big advantage the U.S. has over every other beef producing nation.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Guest Opinion

SD Farmers Union president shares his frustration

by WLJ
When it was suggested that authority to increase property taxes be returned to County Commission and Township Boards, Haggar’s response was: “Those county officials are going to find ways to spend the money. Their appetites will rise to the level of the candy available.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Guest Opinion

Lowering the gangplank

by WLJ
Yet once you know that a refrigerated container contains a payload equivalent to 44 fattened steers or 210 finished hogs, once you imagine a cargo ship riding low in the waves with as many as 5,000 containers on board, all of a sudden it seems like a pretty good day’s work.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

U.S. pork producers 'all in' on TPA

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
With negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal hanging in the balance, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which will enable the current administration and future ones to negotiate and close trade agreements such as the TPP.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Keep corn particle size in mind to enhance feedlot efficiency

by WLJ
Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Good livestock care in sub-zero temperatures

by WLJ
With each degree drop in temperature below freezing, their energy requirements increase by 1 percent. Since the temperature has been easily 20-30 degrees below freezing, livestock will need 20-30 percent more energy to maintain their weight.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Time to replace toxic fescue, when beef prices are good

by WLJ
Good managers of grass and cattle know how to lower impact of toxic fescue. They diluted fescue with clover, feed grain supplement and rotational graze paddocks. Those practices also boost returns with novel endophytes, Roberts says. Good managers benefit first and most, he adds.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

USFWS reinstates ESA protection for wolves

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
On Feb. 19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially reinstated protections under the federal Endangered Species Act for the gray wolf in Wyoming and nearby states after a federal judge in December struck down the agency’s decision to remove protections.

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