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Friday, March 26,2010

Jump start grazing when hay runs short

by WLJ
When winter hay runs short, cattle producers have several options, including jump-starting spring pasture growth, said John Jennings, professor-forages, for the University of Arkansas (U of A) Division of Agriculture.

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Friday, March 26,2010

MIDLAND BULL TEST RESULTS

by WLJ
51 M 26 YW 100 and is consigned by Bluegrass Angus Farm out of Lyons, NE. The second place bull has a WDA of 3.54 and is Lot 63 with EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 49 M 24 YW 87. S-H-B Angus of Reardan, WA, consigned this son of HARB Pendleton 765 JH. A tie for third place exists between Lots 272 and 233 both with a WDA of 3.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Health bill worries producers

by WLJ
Both as consumers who buy health insurance for themselves and their families, and as small-business owners who must manage employee benefits, farmers and ranchers believe the health care bill passed by Con- gress last week could have serious...

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Friday, March 26,2010

Colorado offers certification for hay inspectors

by WLJ
Two free training sessions have been scheduled for those wanting to perform weed-free hay and forage inspections: April 7, 2010 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monte Vista Coop, 1901 E. Hwy. 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144, and April 20, 20109 a.m.-2 p.m., AmericInn, 52000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Miles City offers livestock handling program

by WLJ
Miles City Livestock Com- mission in Miles City, MT, will offer a free program April 21 on a key livestock industry concern: proper livestock handling meth- ods. The Stockmanship and Stewardship program will begin at 1 p.m. (MT) at the market, said co-owner and manager Rob Fraser.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute application deadline approaching

by WLJ
Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach recently announced the availability of applications to the 2010 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).

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Tuesday, March 23,2010

Tavaputs Ranch wins 2009 Leopold Award

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
High in the remote aspen-covered mountains of eastern-central Utah, the Tavaputs Ranch sits in a panoramic wonderland. Owned and operated by Butch and Jeanie Jensen, the ranch was founded in 1889 by Jeanie’s great-grandfather. The Jensens’

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Friday, March 19,2010

Wyoming passes legislation allowing for slaughter of unclaimed horses

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a landmark act of legislation, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed HB-122 Disposal of Livestock into law last week, effectively allowing for the slaughter of abandoned horses in the state of Wyoming. More specifically, the law provides the Wyoming Board of Livestock with several tools for

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Friday, March 19,2010

UN continues to fault livestock production

by WLJ
A new report published by a team of scientists working cooperatively heaped more blame for the world’s problems on the doorstep of the livestock industry earlier this month. The book, "Livestock in a Changing Landscape," was written by Harold Mooney, a professor of

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Friday, March 19,2010

They’re back

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Two years ago, futures markets started to take off about this time of year. Grain, cattle and hog contracts took off like a rocket. Thoughts were that fed cattle would be in short supply and demand was pretty good. But, it just didn’t seem to make sense; the fundamentals

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