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Friday, November 11,2011

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
Over the years, I’ve seen horsemen work with their horses, but never experienced it. A long time ago, I gave it a try from the ground up. I adopted a young colt from the Bureau of Land Management. He was born deep in the desert of the Great Basin and had likely never seen a human before the gathering.

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Friday, November 11,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Irv’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were able to make it to the hospital before he died. Family meant so much to Irv, and it was only fitting that the family be with him at the time of his death. Irv’s faith in Jesus Christ was the most important thing to him, which he lived out in every aspect of his life.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Supreme Court lets RFS stand

by WLJ
“The RFS program is working just as Congress intended. It’s creating jobs across the country. It’s breaking our addiction to oil. It’s helping clean our air, and it’s reducing greenhouse gases,” said Steckel.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Rep. Scott Tipton blows whistle on water rights

by WLJ
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO, is taking a stand for private property rights by urging USDA to reconsider implementing a permit condition to require the transfer of privately held water rights to the federal government in order to utilize National Forest System lands.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Specter of cattle shootings stalks northern Nevada

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
With gathering and weaning going full tilt, most ranchers in northern Nevada already have plenty on their minds this time of year. But a spate of cattle shootings across the northern half of the state has added an unsettling and slightly sinister aspect to fall works for a number of ranching families.

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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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