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Monday, August 4,2014

Cattle Inventory; herd continues to shrink

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Two key cattle reports were released at the end of July: the biannual Cattle Inventory report and the monthly Cattle on Feed report. The reports were called bullish with both the Inventory report showing continued tightening of the cattle herd and the Cattle on Feed report showing decreased populations, placements, and marketing activity.

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Monday, August 4,2014

When is trespassing not trespassing?

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The famous list of unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” almost read “Life, Liberty and Property” based on the philosophical roots of the country. But that political and legal heritage is being drawn into question as the Western Watersheds Project has upped the ante in an ongoing trespass lawsuit.

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Monday, August 4,2014

Transparency key to ESA's future success

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
extinction, has proven to be ineffective and immensely damaging to our members’ ability to stay in business,” said Brice Lee, Public Lands Council (PLC) President and Colorado rancher.

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Friday, August 1,2014

Kay's Korner

Perfect pairing promotions

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Some combinations are obvious. Think cowboy hats and Merle Haggard, pickup trucks and goose neck trailers. So what about beef and red wine? This combo is such a natural that I’ve long wondered why the industries that make both products don’t make more of the way the two go together.

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Friday, August 1,2014

Vet's Perspective

Neospora infection and diagnostics

by WLJ
ed by a “vertical” route— meaning the fetus is infected by the cow during pregnancy. It is believed that the cow’s immune system may cause reactivation of encysted parasites that upon release into the bloodstream are able to infect the growing fetus.

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Friday, August 1,2014

Livestock antibiotic ruling reversed

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A New York court has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to hold hearings concerning animals and antibiotics.

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Friday, August 1,2014

Rule to enhance ground beef tracing

by WLJ
A recently proposed rule by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service would require grocery stores and supermarkets to keep more documentation on ground beef sources, which could assist in more timely traceability of a particular beef source that may have caused a foodborne illness.

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Friday, August 1,2014

Economic challenges persist for producers looking to expand herds

by WLJ
A recent Financial and Risk Management Assistance report outlined several factors for South Texas cattle producers to consider when purchasing replacements. The publication was compiled by Corpus Christi AgriLife Extension Economists Mac Young and Dr. Levi Russell; Dr.

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Friday, August 1,2014

USDA implements key farm bill crop insurance provision

by WLJ
USDA announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.

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Friday, August 1,2014

Keeping nutrients in the field and out of tile lines

by WLJ
By definition, drainage water management is the practice of managing water discharged from subsurface agricultural systems via a water control structure at the end of a conventional drainage system. It functions as an in-line dam, allowing the outlet to be artificially set at levels ranging from the soil surface to the bottom of the drain.

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