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Friday, August 8,2014

Lawsuit filed against Wyoming horse roundups on public lands

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The wild horse battle is heating up again, as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sets the stage for a number of summer roundups in Wyoming, to comply with the 1971 enacted Wild Free- Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Wild Horse Act), which establishes equine numbers in designated areas.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Vet's Perspective

Algae Toxicity

by WLJ
Those calm, warm days are awfully pleasant—but danger may be lurking in the tepid waters. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria are a natural organism identified in stagnant waterways. Although many species of pond scum are completely harmless, some forms have the potential to cause severe liver disease and neurologic toxicity.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Attorneys general: interpretive rule called invalid

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The so-called interpretive rule identified 56 conservation practices that are exempt from Clean Water Act regulations, so long as they meet Natural Resources Conservation Service specifications.

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Friday, August 8,2014

'Perfect Storm' points to rosy picture for cattle industry, according to CattleFax

by WLJ
Good said the industry is accelerating the rate of expansion, and “it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the trend.” However, while the fundamentals are “friendly,” he said, “the market will have a correction.” And that correction could be soon.

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Friday, August 8,2014

A Russian reaction

by Pete Crow - Publisher
These cattle markets continue to amaze me. The cattle futures took a dump last Thursday with nearly all feeder cattle contracts down the $3 limit in early trading. The live cattle contract wasn’t hit as hard, but suffered.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Beef Talk

May I borrow your land?

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Perhaps the word “aggressive” is too harsh, but there certainly is an interesting relationship that is created when the person who owns or leases the surface of the land meets the person who owns the other side of the coin, which is known as subsurface or mineral rights.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Can I gift livestock to a charity?

by DTN
The manner in which you described the action of your friends would not pass muster with the IRS as a charitable gift of unsold property.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Did you know?

Relief from heat stress may help quality grades

by WLJ
July and August are considered “the dog days of summer,” and for most cattle folks, a very busy time of the year. It’s a time when heat and humidity most affect those in the cattle feeding industry, especially in the Midwest and central regions of the Great Plains.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Cattle take backseat to salmon in Klamath

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s decision at the end of July to not release extra water into the Trinity River and Klamath River will make conditions in Oregon and northern California more difficult for ranchers, fisheries, tribes and many others as the prolonged drought worsens in those states.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Heat stress on the range

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
“The biggest effect of heat stress is reduced reproduction,” he said of the range cow. “When body temperature is elevated, which happens when a cow or a bull can’t regulate its body temperature, that can damage the egg in the ovary, it can reduce symptoms of estrus, and it can it kill the really early embryo.

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