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Friday, December 2,2011

Cleaning cows from inside out naturally

by DTN
Who knew? Those thick, sharp-tasting orange peels that people would never dream of eating are “snack heaven” for cows. Not only does the cow get good roughage and vitamins, but it also gets an antimicrobial boost from the peel’s essential oils.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Colorado Ag Classic

by WLJ
The seventh annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee, Colorado Sorghum Producers, Colorado Seed Growers Association, and Colorado Seed Industry Association.

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Friday, December 2,2011

2011 WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo results

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Over the long weekend, four WRCA Rodeo Finals performances were held at the Amarillo Convention Center and, under that same roof, many associated events, demonstrations, activities and competitions could be viewed.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Rains help, but most of Texas still under severe to exceptional drought

by WLJ
As usual, when it comes to weather, there were winners and losers. East Texas, north Texas, central Texas and the Rolling Plains were the main beneficiaries, with the Coastal Bend, south Texas and far west Texas regions being largely passed over,...

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Friday, December 2,2011

Consistent taste is key when building local markets

by DTN
Building a market to sell home-finished beef is all about consistency. You not only have to provide tasty, tender beef one year, but every year. And there is a formula, some cattlemen say, to hitting the mark every time. The best place to start, they stress, is with the genetics of the animal.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Choice cutout values continue upward climb

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was again slow to develop last week, with just a handful of cattle trading in major feeding areas. Most market analysts were looking for fed trade to be completed Wednesday afternoon at a slightly lower level.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Few surprises in cattle on feed report

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Nov. 1, 2011. The inventory was 4 percent above Nov. 1, 2010. This is the second highest Nov. 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Putting “equal” back in Equal Access to Justice Act

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The bill to return the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) to its original intent passed through the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in mid-November, bringing it one step closer to the president’s desk, and one step closer to holding activists financially accountable.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Vetīs perspective

by WLJ
Reports distributed by USDA have demonstrated test results with carcass drug residues on many occasions. Not only are carcasses involved in an inspection, but the management and environment may be assessed for proper equipment, training and protocols..

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Friday, November 25,2011

Management topics

by WLJ
Since 1993 for growth and late 2000 for carcass, each year, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) develops acrossbreed expected progeny differences (EPD) adjustments (Table 1).

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