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Friday, February 21,2014

New monitoring systems needed for rangelands

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The Western U.S. is home to large areas of rangeland resources. These vast areas are primarily used as grazing lands and cover approximately 53 percent of the Western U.S. and 36 percent of the entire country.

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Friday, February 21,2014

Sheep convention touts record attendance in South Carolina

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American wool epitomized the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association annual convention held in Charleston, SC, on Jan. 22-25.

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Friday, February 21,2014

ASI recognizes four award recipients at 2014 convention

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Three long-time members of the agriculture community and one media organization were honored for their contributions to the sheep industry during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention, held Jan. 22-25.

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Friday, February 21,2014

NSIP Genetic tool for sheep, goat producers

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The National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Sheep Specialist Reid Redden.

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Friday, February 21,2014

Moseley to keynote NAMA conference

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North American Meat Association (NAMA) is pleased to announce that Mark Moseley will give the keynote address at NA- MA’s Meat Industry Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA. Moseley is the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player of 1982 and the current Director of Franchise Development for Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

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Friday, February 21,2014

Protect sheep against ovine progressive pneumonia

by WLJ
Once infected, animals remain infected for life, although many never will show clinical signs of the disease. Flocks infected with OPP can have lowered production efficiency because of early culling, decreased milk production and lower weaning weights, Redden says.

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Friday, February 21,2014

What's on the consumer's mind?

by WLJ
A look around the local grocery store might show images of consumers reading meat labels or checking the expiration date on a gallon of milk. Each consumer has a set of values when making food purchases, and the level of importance placed on each value by consumers allow for food producers and distributors to better meet the needs of their end user.

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Friday, February 21,2014

Pinkeye in cattle

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Pinkeye is a highly contagious infectious disease that affects cattle worldwide. The incidence and severity of this common disease can vary widely from year to year.

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Friday, February 21,2014

Farm bill offers option on base acres, yields

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“The key word is reallocate, not update, as was an option with the 2002 farm bill,” says Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University Extension Service Farm Management Specialist. “Reallocation means a landowner can change the mix of crop bases on the farm but cannot increase total base acres.

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Friday, February 21,2014

AMI: Feeding the U.S. Economy

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• In 2010, more than 487,600 workers were employed in the meat and poultry packing and processing industries. Their combined salaries total more than $19 billion. • Through its production and distribution linkages, the meat and poultry industry impacts firms in all 509 sectors of the U.

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