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Saturday, May 15,2010

Estrous synchronization can boost profits

by WLJ
Research demonstrates estrous synchronization in cows can improve calving distribution and progeny value.

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Saturday, May 15,2010

The wolf population is expanding in...

by WLJ
The wolf population is expanding in northeast Oregon as evidenced by increased wolf sightings and conflicts.

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Saturday, May 15,2010

Rob Krentz: Husband, father, son and a good cowman

by WLJ
Don called Rob up one day and said, Hey Rob, Ive got this prolapsed cow over at the Double Adobe Ranch locked up in the corral and I was wondering if you could give me a hand? Sure, says Rob, just come on over and get me on your way.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Management still best solution for foothill abortion disease

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
If a cow aborts her calf, she loses her one chance to compensate for her yearly maintenance, not to mention the time and money invested in buying bulls, breeding, preg checking and all the necessary elements of her reproductive upkeep. And while a random 1 percent to 2 percent abortion rate

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Friday, May 7,2010

Beef, cattle markets top 2007 levels

by WLJ
Trade was an early affair last week as feedlots gained the upper hand to trade showlists at prices steady to $1 higher than the previous week at $99 to $100 live basis in most regions. In the north, trade was conducted at mostly $160 dressed. Despite turmoil in the outside markets,

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Friday, May 7,2010

Reproductive efficiency

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
When you breed or turn out bulls with heifers or cows, you have certain expectations. Ideally, you want each of them to become pregnant, deliver an unassisted, healthy calf, and raise it to half its mommas weight six months later.

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Friday, May 7,2010

GIPSA witch hunt

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Cattle feeders have been selling fed cattle between $98 and $102 for nearly four weeks in a row and the cash market is still leading the way. If you look at the deferred futures and consider current fed and non-fed cattle supplies, this market appears to have some sustainability. This may be a different

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Friday, May 7,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Source and age verification has a bite to it. As producers, many of the management discussions are relatively painless. The discussion is free, and opinions often are welcomed. Sometimes a particular view of a subject can change when other opinions are brought to the table.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Environmentalists gain new allies in stockwatering case

by WLJ
What appeared to be an overwhelming legal victory for the livestock and agricultural interests in Washington state earlier this month has now taken a bizarre and unexpected twist.

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Friday, May 7,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced last week that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process of control standards and goals are additions to a food safety program that already requires ground beef suppliers to test for E.

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