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Friday, March 14,2014

Wild horse program calls for drastic changes

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last week the Bureau of Land Management sent out a press release requesting applications for research proposals to develop new or improve existing ways of controlling the population growth of wild horses and burros that roam public lands in the West.

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Friday, March 14,2014

A final Klamath agreement proposed

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
According to the Rolling Stones’ popular song, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you get what you need.” That wisdom permeates the most recent agreement on the Klamath Basin water war, which may prove to be the final word in this decadeslong conflict.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Beef Talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The second level represented those producers who specialized in expanding the population of breeding males and females. Their principle source of income was selling sires and replacement females to the commercial producer.

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Friday, March 14,2014

DID YOU KNOW

by WLJ
Is ground beef the favorite American meat today? Well, many would say so, and a recent white paper suggested it could amount to 55-60 percent of all foodservice and retail beef sales. Ground beef offers great taste and cooking flexibility in tacos, spaghetti sauce, casseroles, meatballs or burgers.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Are the bulls ready for the spring breeding season?

by WLJ
The spring breeding season is less than two months away. If you have not assessed your bull battery recently, time is running out. Contact your local veterinarian and make arrangements to see that your bulls of all ages pass a breeding soundness exam. Ask your veterinarian about the need for a trichomoniasis test.

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Friday, March 14,2014

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Tom was the second of four children (Julia, Tom, Marcy Kirby and Mary Kirby) and grew up in Boise. His father owned Davis Packing Plant in Garden City, and the family lived near the plant. Dad loved living among the Chinese in Garden City and often shared a meal with them.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Guest Opinion

by WLJ
The ongoing debate concerning the possible ESA (Endangered Species Act) listing of sage grouse brings many different issues to mind, such as how do we, as a community, influence the decision so as to retain our property rights and in many cases the...

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Friday, March 14,2014

Beef Bits

by WLJ
Safeway Inc. has agreed to be acquired by the investor group that owns Albertsons, and be merged with the latter supermarket chain, the companies said in a press release. The combination will create the country’s second-largest dedicated supermarket chain, behind Kroger.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Black Ink

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
Of course, reputation is still part of it, as information is shared and stored very quickly. Oftentimes those buyers may know more about the post-weaning performance of your calves than you do. You want to do all you can to ensure what they know is good news; such a reputation is bound to help your sustainability in the market.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Comparing Methods of Pregnancy Testing

by WLJ
There are several advantages and disadvantages to each of the three methods of pregnancy testing. In some instances using a combination of these methods within a herd may be a valuable tool to accomplish marketing goals..

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