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Friday, September 12,2014

MT's Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations

by WLJ
“We encourage all to reflect on notable contributions to our western heritage and help us celebrate by nominating those from your community you believe serve as an example for next generation.”.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Record soybeans in China

by DTN
stocks being sent to China, DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom said ending stocks shouldn’t be as large as the 140 mb USDA projected in August. That fact is playing out in the futures spreads and U.S. basis market. The national average basis is $1.55 over the November contract, but “U.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Cattle, beef trade reacts to U.S. market situation

by WLJ
International cattle and beef markets are reacting as expected to record U.S. market prices. The latest monthly trade data for July confirms that beef exports are declining; and beef and cattle imports are increasing as markets adjust to shrinking U.S. beef and cattle supplies.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Japanese ag students visit Wyoming ranch

by WLJ
Seventeen-year-old Japanese high school students Takanori Yokoyama and Takuya Shiga of Fukushima Prefecture have discovered they are not that different from the teenage boys they’ve met in Cheyenne, WY.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Breeding soundness exams render better lambing, kidding seasons

by WLJ
“Infertility or inability to breed can happen because of health problems, structural unsoundness, rams too fat or too thin, or it can be impaired semen quality,” Neary said. “Also, rams can become temporarily infertile due to a high body temperature.”.

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Monday, September 8,2014

Plans for Argentinian imports spur concern

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on Aug. 28 plans to allow importation of fresh chilled or frozen beef from northern Argentina and also plans to add Argentina’s Patagonia area to the lists of regions that are considered free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and rinderpest.

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Monday, September 8,2014

WA sheep flock displaced by problem wolves

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
With two dozen sheep confirmed to be killed by wolves in recent weeks, northeast Washington ranchers Dave and Julie Dashiell have elected to remove their remaining flock to a safer location, rather than face further depredations. While the danger of wolf predation has been removed, the Dashiells point out that the deci sion.

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Monday, September 8,2014

Tyson, Hillshire Farms merger goes forward

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Back in mid-July, Tyson issued an Offer to Purchase Hillshire Farms for $63 per share in cash, with the acquisition totaling $8.5 billion. The offer was extended several times and eventually came under Department of Justice (DOJ) scrutiny for potential antitrust concerns.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Fall forage conditions and cattle production

by WLJ
The bulk of summer is past and forage conditions are improved for cattle production in many parts of the country. The latest pasture and range conditions indicate that overall range and pasture conditions in the U.S. are 20 percent poor and very poor compared to 31 percent last year and an average of 33.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Using ultrasound to market and manage cows and heifers

by WLJ
Due to ultrasound technology’s ability to detect pregnancy as early as 27 days after conception, Salverson said cows and heifers can be diagnosed open a month or more earlier than by palpation.

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