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Friday, October 7,2011

Bison restoration begins in Caprock Canyons

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A few buffalo calves bawling outside Mrs. Charles Goodnight's window in the late 1800s initiated a successful journey involving three states over 150 years to preserve the Southern Plains Buffalo Herd in the continental U.S. The trip came full circle on Saturday Sept.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Seeking clarification on costly, burdensome uncertainties arising from Clean Water Act

by WLJ
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) recently filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case which will likely be argued in January 2012. Dustin Van Liew

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Friday, October 7,2011

Drought builds stronger industry

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Texas ranchers estimate nearly 6,000 miles of fence have been destroyed during this summers wildfires. Replacing the fence can run between $5,000 and 7,500 per mile with labor and fencing costs, according to Joe Parker Jr., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Bill changes ethanol mandate

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Legislation was introduced in the House last week that would reduce the federal mandate to use fuel ethanol when corn supplies are tight. Livestock and dairy producers say the current mandate gives a financial advantage to ethanol makers and unfairly boosts the cost of livestock feed.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Tell the story, curb those regs

by WLJ
Agriculture stays ahead of the curve in caring for land and livestock, but that's too much of a secret, according to a Nebraska Cattlemen environmental specialist.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Animal activists busy during 2011

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to stir up controversy and create their own version of chaos. These groups start the beginning of each summer with organizational meetings and target planning and they end their summer far more successfully than most in the ag industry realize.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Intermountain properties immune to market woes

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
With soaring corn prices and a roller-coaster stock market, investors are finding ranch and farm lands more and more appealing. U.S. farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $2,350 per acre at the beginning of 2011, up 6.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Recognizing extraordinary land stewardship

by WLJ
Ryan Fieldgrove's family has been ranching the Wyoming land he and his family now live and work on for over 125 years. For as long as he can remember, the invasive leafy spurge has been a constant nemesis to their ranching operation until Ryan got the idea to add goats to the equation.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Effect of drying distillers grains on nutrient metabolism

by DTN
For the study, Erickson and fellow researchers compared cattle on four diets: a corn-based control diet, WDG plus solubles, modified distillers grains (MDG) plus solubles, and DDG plus solubles. In the latter three diets, distillers grains were fed at 40 percent of the dry matter.

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Friday, September 30,2011

Montana bangs case caught by routine testing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reported last week that a suspected case of brucellosis in Park County has been confirmed. Six bred heifers from a 150-head herd were determined to have reacted positive to initial screening tests in mid- September.

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