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Friday, June 3,2011

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
At a sale barn, everyone is looking for a good deal. Theres opportunity for profit, but commingling cattle from different backgrounds isnt always a bargain. The bacteria cattle can be exposed to put them at risk for developing bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Friday, June 3,2011

Sierra Valley, CA, ranch secures its future with California Rangeland Trust easement

by WLJ
The Sierra Valley in northern California is like no other. In fact, it is the largest Alpine Valley of its kind in the country. Now, 750 acres of this special place, on the Maddalena Ranch, will forever remain home to these environmental riches, a family cattle operation and its future generations.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Oregon state veterinarian recommends West Nile vaccinations

by WLJ
Horse owners in Oregon are once again advised to help protect against West Nile Virus by vaccinating their animals and taking steps to control mosquitoes this spring and summer.

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Friday, June 3,2011

TAHC releases 59,100 acres in Starr County from temporary fever tick quarantine zone

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released 59,100 acres of the temporary preventative quarantine zone located in Starr County effective May 20. This release includes 141 premises. The temporary preventative quarantine will remain in effect for the remaining 93,615 acres located in both Starr and Hidalgo counties.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Fundamentals for developing anti-infective protocols

by WLJ
As the season and type of cattle vary, the challenge of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) may increase. Sticking to the fundamentals of evaluating an anti-infective treatment can help producers and veterinarians implement and evaluate the success of their program, which goes hand-inhand with better profitability.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Producer pushes for more profitable herd

by DTN
Terry Slusher of Floyd, VA, received a wake-up call several years ago. Slusher sent five steers to a feedlot as part of a commingled truckload in an Extension demonstration project. The Blue Ridge Mountain cattleman expected his calves to be top performers.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Ranching in the border area is becoming more dangerous

by WLJ
Unlike most ranchers, Texan Richard Garza Ray no longer looks forward to wide open spaces. The Starr County cattleman stays in his house, where he said there is a loaded gun in every room. He ventures out only when necessary to check cattle and fix fences and water lines cut by those crossing his ranch on foot.

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Friday, May 27,2011

Specter of cattle theft stalks California county

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
An unusually wet spring across the Northwest this year found many ranchers in Tehama County, CA, putting off branding in hopes of drier weather. But as ranchers waited for the skies to clear, other eyes were also watching, and waiting. With an abundance of slick calves on the ground and cattle prices at unprecedented highs, the opportunity

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Friday, May 27,2011

Fed cattle prices continue slide

by WLJ
Holiday weekend sales will be a significant factor in market direction. Fed cattle prices slipped further last week with trade in the southern Plains reported at $104, with some instances of $104.25, down mostly $4 from the previous week. Dressed sales in the south came at $165, down as much as $7 from the week before. In

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Friday, May 27,2011

The big gulp

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The fed cattle markets have been ugly the past month, down $19 in seven weeks. Many market analysts were expecting a decline going into the summer and forecast a typical seasonal decline around 15 percent by July. This average decline would have placed the market in the neighborhood of $105 from

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