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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Zinc and beta agonists

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
While the public relations world does battle with consumer perception regarding beta agonists, scientists do what scientists do…namely, figure out how things work. In this case, they have been trying to figure out how to make beta agonists work better.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Management Topics

Picking the genetics for your next herdsire

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
Using objective selection in purchasing bulls is of the utmost importance, and with large contemporary groups, ultrasound and genomically enhanced EPDs, basing a large part of selection on genetic predictions can be done more accurately than ever. However, it is important not to get lost in an alphabet soup of data.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

China's meat imports surge

by WLJ
China’s imports of meats during 2013-14 were more than double the volume imported during the early 2000s. Growing demand and higher prices of domestic meat products have driven the growth in China’s meat imports over the past few years.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Women are learning to navigate farm ownership

by WLJ
Cindy Whitlock of Queen City uses the MU program. A fifth-generation Schuyler County farmer, she raises show sheep on 40 acres. There’s also a menagerie of guineas, peacocks, donkeys, cats, dogs, chickens and “whatever else anybody dumps out on the road.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Pacific port agreement reached; clearing backlog to take time

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) welcomes news that a new fiveyear agreement has been reached that should end a prolonged labor dispute that has slowed if not halted exports and imports to and from nearly 30 West Coast ports since earlier last year, costing $2 billion a day in economic losses.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Horse slaughter: sin or service?

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
What is the purpose of the horse? To do work for us? To feed us? To provide us companionship? Some might say it’s not for man to decide; the horse has a purpose of its own right, beyond human use or enjoyment. By that reasoning, the horse should be allowed to live in peace, unbridled and unfenced by mankind.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Silage trials show forage type and variety selection key to yield and quality

by WLJ
Bell said because silage is in high demand by both feedyards and dairies in the High Plains, she and Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist of Amarillo, are taking a closer look at what makes a difference in production outcomes, especially on sorghum silage.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Two Dot ranch recognized for environmental stewardship

by WLJ
For the past 25 years, Montana Stockgrowers has proudly sponsored the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP).

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Grazing among grains yields ecological, economic benefits

by WLJ
The Zakarisons are collaborating with Jonathan Wachter, a soil science doctoral student at Washington State University, to demonstrate how integrated livestock farming in wheat country can contribute to sustainability goals.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

OSU publishes weed identification guide

by WLJ
With spring planting soon to get underway, a new guide developed by an agronomist from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University is available to help growers identify weeds in order to manage them before they take over.

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