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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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Friday, November 11,2011

Rising price of anhydrous ammonia is only natural

by WLJ
As the price of natural gas goes up, the cost of producing anhydrous ammonia rises as well, according to a recent report from the University of Illinois.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Clinton-era roadless rule reinstated by courts

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ten years of legal see-sawing were capped off in late October when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to reinstate a Clinton-era rule that bans road building, rebuilding, and timber extraction on almost 49 million acres of National Forest Service (NFS) land.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Japan reviewing restrictions on beef import rules

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
An advisory panel of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare began the much anticipated review of Japan’s meat import rules last week. Current restrictions in place ban import of beef from cattle over 20 months of age.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Youth farm labor rule comment period extended

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
While the proposed changes do not apply to children working on a farm owned or operated by their parents, they would impact the 14- and 15-year-olds wanting to work on farms not owned by their parents. It also impacts high school vocational agriculture programs, including 4-H.

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Friday, November 4,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Once the industry decided that the walls would not cave in when Hereford bulls were mated to Angus cows or vice versa, the world of beef cattle systems was created.

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