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Friday, June 27,2014

Storage of vaccines can affect efficacy

by WLJ
Respiratory disease in cattle, also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia, may cost the U.S. cattle industry more than $2 billion annually. Management techniques can offset much of this cost and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf all the way through the production system.

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Friday, June 27,2014

U.S. exporters say they appreciated Chinese red meat trade team visit

by WLJ
Senior-level buyers from some of the top red meat importers in China and Hong Kong toured the heartland of America with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) last month, getting a top-tobottom education on U.S. agriculture and the red meat industry..

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Friday, June 27,2014

Turkey Creek Ranch receives 2014 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

by WLJ
The Turkey Creek Ranch owned and operated by Gary and Georgia Walker received the 2014 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award this last week during the 2014 Protein Producer Summit. The Pueblo-based ranch consists of approximately 65,000 deeded acres, managed for both wildlife and livestock.

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Friday, June 27,2014

Stored beef declines

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The most recent Cold Storage report was released last week. It showed that stores of beef in all warehouses across the country are down considerably from the same time last year. As of May 31, there were 378.9 million pounds of beef in cold storage, representing 38.

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Friday, June 27,2014

No new surprises

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Cattle on feed in feedlots of 1,000 head or greater capacity as of June 1 stood at 10.59 million, down 1.7 percent compared to June 1 of last year. As has been the case for the past several months, all of the major cattle-feeding states, save Nebraska, saw declines in their on-feed populations.

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Friday, June 27,2014

Farmland prices: Paying for a trophy or an investment?

by DTN
When Farmers National Co. sold another 80-acre Sioux County, IA, farm for $20,300 per acre this month, observers chalked it up as another trophy sale. The buyer won’t necessarily expect a competitive return on investment anytime soon, but did acquire a prized possession.

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Friday, June 27,2014

Control flies, minimize resistance to insecticides

by WLJ
While flies seldom cause mortality problems in beef cattle, they frequently cause stress and discomfort to cattle through the summer months. Fly control is an important economic management decision that needs to be made with concern of potential insecticide resistance problems.

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Friday, June 27,2014

Blaine Lotz takes title at auctioneer championship

by WLJ
Lotz’s parents met while his mother was selling cattle, and his father was buying them. As a third-generation auctioneer, the world champion was quite familiar with the livestock marketing industry.

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Friday, June 27,2014

Drop in global malnutrition depends on ag productivity, climate change

by WLJ
“The prevalence and severity of global malnutrition could drop significantly by 2050, particularly in the poorest regions of the world,” said Thomas Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics. “But if productivity does not grow, global malnutrition will worsen even if incomes increase.

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Friday, June 27,2014

'It is time to act' on expanding livestock industry in state

by WLJ
Nebraska’s uniquely intertwined agricultural economy, although still the engine of the state’s economy, may not be operating to its full potential, says a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) report that outlines the potential impact of several livestock industry expansion scenarios.

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