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Friday, March 2,2012

BLM selects possible wild horse ecosanctuary site

by WLJ
As part of an ongoing effort to reform its national Wild Horse and Burro Program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that it has selected for environmental review a private land site proposed as the location for a wild horse ecosanctuary.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Petition filed to protect gray wolves in California

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and three other conservation groups petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission last week to protect gray wolves as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act.

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Friday, March 2,2012

CattleFax names 2012 officers, board members

by WLJ
Bamford is the owner of Bamford Feedyard, a Colorado operation that includes a 15,000-head feed yard and diversified farm of both irrigated and dryland, as well as a trucking company.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Fat chance saturated fat causes heart disease

by WLJ
He analyzed three such advisory committee reports and the scientific studies they referenced, supplementing these sources with related results that were not included in the reports.

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Friday, March 2,2012

New Schmallenberg virus causing concern in Europe

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The newly-discovered Schmallenberg virus has spread to southern England. So far, 83 farms in the United Kingdom (UK) have documented infected animals, as well as many farms in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Of the confirmed English cases, most have involved sheep herds, but some infected dairy cattle have been noted as well.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Court rules groundwater protected property

by DTN
The state’s highest court found in favor of two Texas farmers who challenged the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EEA), according to the court’s ruling. In 1996, Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel requested a permit to pump water for crops from the Edwards Aquifer on a ranch near San Antonio.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Congenital abnormalities

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Every year, cattle producers encounter problems with calves that are born with congenital abnormalities.

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Friday, March 2,2012

This could be the year for grass tetany

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Grass tetany is a serious, and often fatal, metabolic disease caused by low blood levels of magnesium. It is also known as grass staggers or wheat pasture poisoning. It most commonly affects older cows early in lactation, but it may also occur in any cattle.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Supreme Court overturns Montana's river rights

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The U.S. Supreme Court just unanimously overturned the Montana Supreme Court’s decision requiring PPL Montana LLC (PPL)—an energy company—and other landowners, such as ranchers, to pay rent for the use of Montana’s riverbeds. The state of Montana and a number of environmental groups had argued that the state owned the riverbeds.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Genetic marker found for reduced swine disease risk

by WLJ
A genetic marker for reduced susceptibility in pigs to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), the most economically significant disease in pigs, has been discovered by a research team that includes scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

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