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Friday, November 11,2011

12th annual Foy Proctor Cowman’s Award celebration

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Beginning in 1999, the Foy Proctor Memorial Cowman’s Award has been given annually with these stated goals: “To recognize and honor men and women for a remarkable lifetime spent at the careful handling of cows and calves, for their art and...

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Friday, November 11,2011

NCBA adds member benefits

by WLJ
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is excited to offer its members an outstanding new opportunity through an exclusive partnership with Roper and Stetson. Under the partnership, new and existing NCBA members will receive significant discounts on Roper and Stetson apparel and footwear.

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Friday, November 11,2011

MT trich discussions cause controversy

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Montana Board of Livestock is expected to decide at its Nov. 14-15 meeting in Helena whether to make major changes in the way the Treasure State manages trichomoniasis, or “trich,” a venereal disease that causes cattle to abort their calves and costs ranchers large losses of revenue.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Supplements help prevent grass tetany

by WLJ
Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder of cattle related to a deficiency of magnesium (Mg). Early lactation cows are the most susceptible, with older cows considered more susceptible than those with their first or second calves. The logic is that older cows seem less capable of mobilizing Mg reserves from the bones than their younger counterparts.

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Friday, November 11,2011

How does nutrition influence reproduction?

by WLJ
Bearden and Fuquay (1992) summarized the effects of inadequate and excessive nutrients on reproductive efficiency. This summary shows that excessive protein and/or energy could have negative effects on reproduction.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Balanced nutrition, age grouping, keys to efficient winter cattle feeding

by WLJ
Drought-ravaged pastures and tight hay supplies mean that cattle producers must take extra care this winter to balance the right amount of forage and supplement for their breeding females, especially the young animals.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Saddle & Sirloin inducts Pat Goggins

by WLJ
Goggins, who resides in Billings, MT, has played a critical role in the industry as an innovative rancher, with the industry’s firstever video sales in the marketing and promotion of seedstock. He also created a voice for rural America with his publication, Western Ag Reporter.

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Friday, November 11,2011

$25,000 to beef cook-off winner

by WLJ
With her stir fry recipe, Vegetable-Mango Beef Stir Fry, amateur home cook Sheryl Little of Sherwood, AR, won the checkoff-funded 29th National Beef Cook-Off $25,000 “Best of Beef” grand prize, topping recipes from 19 other finalists around the country.

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Friday, November 11,2011

2012 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

by WLJ
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Wisconsin’s first statewide grazing conference was held in Wisconsin Dells.

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Friday, November 11,2011

EPA, DOE study renewable energy on West Haymarket Brownfield Site in NE

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on a project to evaluate the feasibility of transforming West Haymarket Brownfield Site in Lincoln, NE, into a site to generate renewable wind energy.

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