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Friday, November 25,2011

Ag appropriations language to provide certainty to cattlemen

by WLJ
Congress voted Nov. 17, 2011, on a $19.8 billion 2012 agricultural spending bill that includes language blocking USDA from implementing controversial reforms to livestock and poultry marketing. The so-called GIPSA rule, proposed last year by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard’s Administration, would have wreaked havoc on the U.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Preconditioning payback

by WLJ
Last year was a slam dunk for Herman Laramore’s preconditioning program, even with feed prices clocking in around $160 a ton. He hopes this year turns out as well.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Andras family honored with Century Breeder award

by WLJ
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, the Andras family was honored as a Century Hereford Breeder Oct. 29. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award to Cary Andras at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.

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Friday, November 18,2011

U.S. forest policies threaten livestock grazing

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
On behalf of the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), Margaret Soulen Hinson told lawmakers during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands if USDA’s Forest Service’s...

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Friday, November 18,2011

Stirring up dust - again

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In late October, the group petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “rein in dangerous levels of particulate matter air pollution in 21 areas in eight western states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Politics take over pipeline

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
President Obama, under strong political pressure, announced that he would delay indefinitely the final decision on the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian oil to American markets, despite the State Department’s report and conclusion that the project would create no negative environmental impacts.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Higher boxed beef cutouts

by WLJ
Beef product movement was good during the previous week, but with a noticeable slowdown in weekend sales, according to Andy Gottschalk at HedgersEdge.com. Beef cutouts continued to advance following the previous week’s reduced production at 625,000 head, down from 648,000 head the prior week and compared to 661,000 head a year ago.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Happy people, happy cattle

by WLJ
“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Surely you’ve heard that phrase and get what it means: If the household caregiver isn’t in a good mood, it trickles down to the rest of the family.

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Friday, November 18,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Known as Gene, he will be missed by all his family and friends. Gene was born in Mayfield, OK. He grew up on a farm in western Oklahoma. He graduated from Sweetwater Oklahoma High School and obtained a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.

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Friday, November 18,2011

Wheat pasture useful heifer supplement, if available

by WLJ
Cattle producers with access to adequate wheat pasture in late November and early December can use it as a supplement for pregnant replacement heifers.

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