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Friday, November 4,2011

As the quality spread widens, prepared cattlemen profit

by WLJ
Boxed beef climbed 15 percent in value to start the year, but with the passing of summer into fall, value trends began a dramatic differentiation. “At these prices, buyers wanted better quality,” said Larry Corah, vice president of Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).

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Friday, November 4,2011

Cell communication system prevents over-irrigation of alfalfa

by WLJ
Cultivated on 1.1 million acres, alfalfa is the largest consumer of water among all crops in California, accounting for up to 27 percent of the state’s irrigation water use. Alfalfa is usually flood irrigated, often leading to over-irrigation. Water is pumped in at the top of field rows and flows down to the end.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Vaccine causes FMD outbreak in Paraguay

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“After the most recent laboratory analysis, we have confirmed that the outbreak of foot and mouth disease ... came about as a result of problems with the vaccination of animals,” said Daniel Rojas, head of Paraguay’s National Service for Animal Health and Quality.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Workshop addresses the future of Colorado ranching

by WLJ
The Western Center for Integrated Resource Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU), along with the National Western Stock Show Scholarship Trust Fund, is pleased to host the 12th annual Nick Petry Workshop on Friday, Dec.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Weather insurance reinvented

by DTN
Weather insurance isn’t a new product. It’s been used for years in a variety of situations ranging from movie production to concerts, motorsport events and even weddings. Your favorite retailer may buy insurance against a blizzard on Black Friday or a cool summer that reduces sales of air conditioners and fans.

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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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