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Friday, February 10,2012

Futures remain choppy

by WLJ
A weekend of winter weather delayed trade in some areas last week, with Midwest feedlot operators spending much of their time cleaning up after a heavy moisture front moved over the Rockies and onto the Plains, bringing with it heavy snows to the north and beneficial rain to the south.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Prevent hardware disease in cattle

by WLJ
“If the tires you are using on your operation have wire in the walls, this wire can break off and subsequently be consumed by cattle,” warns North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen. “Cattle ingesting these pieces of wire can develop a condition known as hardware disease.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Legumes reduce costs, increase production

by WLJ
Five years of grazing research in eastern Nebraska showed that brome/legume pastures produced almost 0.4 pound (lb.) higher average daily gain on yearlings than did straight brome pastures fertilized with 50 lbs. of nitrogen. That may not sound like a lot, but that produced an extra 51 lbs.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Buzzard honored by industry

by WLJ
“We, as cowboys, cattlemen and cattlewomen, like to think that we are rough and tough enough to take care of ourselves on every front. At least once a year we admit that this isn’t true,” said Rex Wilson, NM- CGA President, Carrizozo. “Andrea is a force to be reckoned with, and we are thankful to have her on our side.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Farmington rancher honored for landscape restoration efforts

by WLJ
Farmington-area rancher Pat Montoya was presented with the 2011 Restore New Mexico Award in early December at the New Mexico Joint Stockman’s Convention in Albuquerque for his work to improve range conditions on his ranch and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public land allotments.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Excitement for herd expansion tempered by replacement cattle and land costs

by DTN
“There’s excitement in the air,” he said. “The price of bred females is going up. The market is really good on calf prices and yearling prices, and fed cattle prices, too.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Pill may prevent serious foodborne illness

by WLJ
Arun Bhunia, a professor of food science, Mary Anne Amalaradjou, a Purdue postdoctoral researcher, and Ok Kyung Koo, a former Purdue doctoral student, found that the same Listeria protein that allows the bacteria to pass through intestinal cells and into bloodstreams can help block those same paths when added to a probiotic.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Plan for drought when preparing pasture lease

by WLJ
All too often, pasture leases fail to include an appropriate plan to adjust to this problem. Without a plan, both the landowner and the tenant are at risk. The landowner risks having the pasture become over-grazed, resulting in future weed problems, reduced long-term production and lowered value.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Double deck trailer ban moves forward

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“As members of the agriculture industry, we strongly oppose language in the Highway Bill that prohibits the use of double deck trailers to transport horses. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation recently marked up The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2011 (S.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Greener pastures for wild horses

by WLJ
BLM seeks one or more long-term pasture facilities capable of providing humane care to 400 to 2,000 wild horses for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for nine oneyear extensions.

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