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Friday, November 4,2011

EPA plan to assess hydraulic fracturing

by WLJ
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a press release its final research plan on hydraulic fracturing. At the request of Congress, EPA is working to better understand potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.

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Friday, November 4,2011

NC against child labor regulations

by WLJ
Early and extensive training of younger generations is vital to the future of the beef cattle industry. Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) understands this concept which is why they submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opposing the proposed child labor regulations.

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Friday, November 4,2011

6666’s veterinarian addresses misconceptions about strangles

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Practical information about management of strangles in horses was provided by Dr. Glenn Blodgett at the Equine Infectious Disease and Ranch Management Symposium recently sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Friday, November 4,2011

NDSU helps producers reduce hay loss and feed waste

by WLJ
“However, understanding the sources of hay loss from storage and feeding, as well as the impacts of restricting access to hay, can allow producers to develop strategies to optimize feed utilization on their operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service beef cattle specialist.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Order extends permit suspension to transport hay

by WLJ
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has re-issued an Executive Order that suspends the permits needed for oversize vehicles that are transporting baled livestock feed to other states.

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Friday, November 4,2011

2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show registration underway

by WLJ
Registration for the 2012 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show is underway. The 114th Annual Convention will be held in Nashville, TN, Feb. 1-4, 2012, and advanced registration is open until Jan. 11, 2012.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Senate approves ag appropriations act

by WLJ
The U.S. Senate last week passed the 2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Appropriations Act with a vote of 69-30.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Antibiotic use in food animals symposium establishes new benchmark

by WLJ
Researchers and experts in animal health and human health shared scientific and thought-provoking information that elicited numerous “a-hah’s” from participants of the “Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium, Oct. 26-27 in Chicago.

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Friday, November 4,2011

DNA: feedlot strategies

by WLJ
Recently, animal scientist John Wagner and his team set out to answer one question: “Is there potential application for DNA technology in the feedlot?” The research completed by Colorado State University (CSU) says, “Yes.”

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Friday, November 4,2011

Washington cattlemen oppose state wolf plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As the gray wolf expands its territory in the Northwest to previously unaffected areas, controversy over the species between ranchers and wildlife agencies is also spreading. In Washington, a petition filed with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has brought the debate to the nation’s northwest corner.

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