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Friday, August 19,2011

Beef bits

by WLJ
National Beef Packing Company of Dodge City, KS, has recalled 60,424 pounds of ground beef, according to USDA. The recall includes ground chuck, ground beef patties, and meatballs and meat loaf, with a sell by date ranging from July 25 through Aug. 12.

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Friday, August 19,2011

BLM yields to pressure; tables wild horse castration

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reversed its decision to castrate some 177 wild stallions from the White Mountain and Little Colorado herd management areas (HMAs) in southwestern Wyoming.

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Friday, August 19,2011

Drought increases rabies outbreaks

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Reports of rabid animals are on the increase in Texas this year. By mid August, 51 positive rabid animals, approximately 82 percent skunks, had been reported in the Panhandle and south Plains surpassing the number of cases reported in 2010 in the same area.

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Friday, August 19,2011

BQA: How does your ranch stack up?

by WLJ
As such, there is not one specific set of production practices that can be recommended for all cattle producers to implement. Personal experience, training, and professional judgment are key factors in providing proper animal care. The consumer wants assurance.

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Friday, August 19,2011

Dont count out reproductive diseases: vaccinating cow herds offers protection

by WLJ
Todays cattle producer is increasingly mobile traveling to sales or conferences and never out of the cattle industry loop with the help of a smart phone. And, the same can be said for many of todays herds. Due to the increasingly mobile cattle population, diseases that may not have been a problem for closed herds of the past may be a concern.

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Friday, August 19,2011

Californias regulatory cycle springs environmental traps

by WLJ
Just a t u m b l eweeds roll away from Californias geographical c e n t e r , rancher Clay D a u l t o n drives by pieces of the ranch in Madera County first settled by his great-greatgrandfather, an original California Gold Rush fortyniner.

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Friday, August 19,2011

FSIS issues animal handling directive, AMI responds

by WLJ
USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a directive with new instructions to its inspectors that will better ensure the humane treatment and slaughter of livestock presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities.

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Friday, August 19,2011

Cattlemen explore adding value to land, labor and livestock

by WLJ
In todays economy, its more important than ever for cattle producers to implement innovative practices that will return more profit on their calf crop. On Sept. 14, producers will glean information from top industry experts on adding value to their natural resources, labor and calf crop at the Commercial Cattlemens Symposium.

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Friday, August 19,2011

USDA awards funding for BRD research

by WLJ
A University of California- Davis (UC Davis) research team has been awarded $2.6 million by USDA to carry out integrated research, education and Cooperative Extension outreach aimed at reducing the incidence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), or pneumonia, the leading cause of death in beef and dairy cattle.

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Friday, August 19,2011

New Missouri bull testing law

by WLJ
A new state animal health law affecting movement of bulls within Missouri takes effect on Sept. 1.

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