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Friday, June 6,2014

Feeder cattle move higher

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Feeder cattle markets continue to move higher with a major record high set last week. October feeder cattle futures broke $2 in overnight trade last Wednesday. Good rains have come over the past couple weeks in areas of the Southwest, causing a case of grass fever which has encouraged cattlemen to bid on light calves.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Fracking debate heats up on increased earthquake activity around injected wells

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Since late 2013, the overall rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by about 50 percent. Between October 2013 and April 2014, there were 183 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or stronger. By contrast, the long-term average between 1978 and 2008 was about two such quakes each year.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Ag would take a hit with EPA carbon proposal

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Along with the potential of putting a number of people out of work, the announcement follows a long line of proposals and changes that threaten U.S. agriculture, according to Ashley McDonald, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA).

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Friday, June 6,2014

California lists wolf

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last Wednesday, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to move forward with listing the gray wolf as an endangered species under California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

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Friday, June 6,2014

Agency abuse

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The last news we received on the Battle Mountain, NV, story was that the ranchers were able to turn out their cattle for two weeks on their BLM allotment, while the agency determined if they could stay out longer, and the “grass ride” made it to Carson City to deliver a petition to the governor to CROW.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Pasture Management

by Wayne Burleson
Handsdown, growing soils is the foundation of good pasture management. I have learned that from the experimentation we have tried in our humanitarian food gardening efforts around the world. The more time we spend improving the soils, the less time spent fighting weeds, sick and diseased plants.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Beef Talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
As calving winds down and calves are settled with their mamas, the inevitable day will come when the calves need to get a round of vaccinations. It is much like the old days when the school made the announcement that the county nurse was coming along with a bag full of needles.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Obituary

by WLJ
He was devoted to his family and is survived by his son, Graham Kennedy DuBose, Jr., his daughter-in-law Sara DuBose and grandson Ford Wesley; his stepdaughter Pam Omohundro, her husband Dr. Luke Omohundro and daughters Charis and Sadie; his stepson Brian Rogers and his wife Dominic and children Brooke and Brandon; and Mister’s sister, Sue Ziemke.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Research shows strong demand for beef

by WLJ
(32 percent) of the total protein market share in foodservice. • 97 percent of restaurant operators feature beef on the menu. • Volume was up in every major beef category across the board, including steaks, roasts, ribs, ground beef and pre-cooked roast beef.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Range, pastures recovering from drought in many areas

by WLJ
Compared to a year ago, ranges and pastures in many areas of the Midwest such as southern and eastern Nebraska are looking better this year, according to Jerry Volesky, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research & Extension Center near North Platte, NE.

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