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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Fed cattle market rallies, trade $1-2 higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week was expected to be on the upswing after the market fundamentals took a turn for the better and prices rallied on tighter showlists of market-ready cattle and an improvement in the June contract ahead of expiration.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

USDA to revamp brucellosis plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a tentative proposal regarding brucellosis that, if enacted, could drastically change the way the disease is managed in the U.S. The proposal is actually a revised version of a plan that was first released last fall,

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Time to brag

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Boy, talk about market volatility. The corn acreage report came out last Tuesday. USDA said there were 2 million more acres planted than they originally thought and bam, July corn dropped 30 cents to $3.47. The same day, live cattle dropped $2.10. But the good news, for many of our readers,

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The first set of cows averaged just more than 1,400 pounds at spring turnout on crested wheatgrass. They are part of a study involving cropping rotations and range systems harvested by grazing cow/calf pairs and early weaned calves. The second set of cows averaged 1,060 pounds when turned on crested wheatgrass this spring.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Sen. Dean Florezs, D-Shafter, latest attempt to limit the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture was set to be heard last Wednesday before the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Spraying invasive weeds doesnt always pay

by WLJ
Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, MT, and colleagues conducted the study. Data they collected 16 years after a one-time aerial spraying of herbicide showed that the invasive leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L).

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting succeeds by all measures

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting held June 17-18 in West Point, Wisner and Beemer, NE, was successful by any measure, NC leaders said. Weather cooperated for all the outdoor activities which included golf, an industry tour, and childrens activities.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Shedding light on fescue toxicosis

by WLJ
New research from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university colleagues is shedding light on the relationship between chemical compounds and fescue toxicosis a disease that affects grazing animals and costs the U.S. cattle industry an estimated $600 million annually.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Ranch homework for feedlot partnerships

by WLJ
There are thousands of feedlots, and hundreds could work for you, so finding the best partner can be a problem, especially the first time. Once you add up your needs, however, that formula should narrow the field.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Victor Leo LaGrande, Vic, age 91, was a cowboy, farmer, and cattleman all his life in the Williams, CA, area. He passed away peacefully June 25, 2009. Born March 11, 1918, he was one of nine children born to Joseph and Adeline LaGrande. Vic was patriarch to one of the countrys long-standing farming and ranching families.

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