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Monday, April 19,2010

Observe bulls closely as breeding season begins

by WLJ
Another title for this article could very well be: A lesson nearly learned the hard way. Quite a few years ago at the Eastern Oklahoma Pasture Research station, we were involved in a field study using synchronized mature cows in a natural breeding pasture.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Working together to make beef better

by WLJ
A change in leadership at two premier beef science entities holds potential for an enhanced collaborative relationship between the two.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Changing fluids, filters keeps your hard-charging tractors up and running

by DTN
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.

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Monday, April 19,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Massey Ferguson announces the expansion of the Massey Ferguson 2600 Series utility tractor line to include a new turbocharged modelthe Massey Ferguson 2635 with 74 gross engine horsepower.

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Monday, April 19,2010

NRCS announces water conservation project assistance

by WLJ
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of $61.2 million in financial assistance funding for Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) projects. This funding will help producers conserve surface and ground water and improve water quality on agricultural land.

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Monday, April 19,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The purpose of the test is to compare growth and carcass traits among ram lambs raised under a similar environment, says Christopher Schauer, HREC director and animal scientist. Consignors will be given information on average daily gain, ribeye area and fat thickness data for each ram.

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Friday, April 16,2010

Idaho Wool Growers Association sues state

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Wool Grower’s Association (IWGA), as well as Shirts Brothers Sheep and Frank Shirts Jr., two of the state’s larger sheep ranchers, have filed suit against the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). The suit, which was filed in

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Friday, April 16,2010

Analysts: Feeder cattle price protection warranted

by WLJ
Fed cattle prices were mostly steady last week on trade that came early. Most of the week’s action was wrapped up by Wednesday, although volumes were reportedly light, leaving many showlist cattle to carry over into the following week. Most of the week’s trade came in

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Friday, April 16,2010

Caution flag is up

by Pete Crow - Publisher
I hate to say it, but what goes up usually comes down. The stock market has been on a roll in recent weeks and the Dow has passed that magical 11,000 mark, hopefully providing fuel for improved consumer attitudes and increased discretionary spending. On the other hand

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Friday, April 16,2010

Predictable

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
These ideas are pretty much universal, but lets consider your cowherd. Across the country, cattle are getting better based on trends in daily gain, efficiency and quality grades. For decades, the improvements were uneven, giving up beef quality for better performance on the ranch or feedlot.

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