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Monday, October 24,2011

Beef cattle studies focus on residual-feed intake

by WLJ
Feed efficiency in beef cattle is getting a closer look by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist who is evaluating both feedlot performance and feed intake to improve profitability and reduce the environmental impact of beef production systems.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Trust approved to hold mitigation

by WLJ
The California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 436 (Kehoe-D), which allows approved parties, including land trusts like the Rangeland Trust, to hold mitigation conservation easements and associated endowments on projects required under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

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Friday, October 14,2011

Cattlemen optimistic about trade agreements

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
After several years of stressing to lawmakers the importance of new trade agreements with some of the world's largest beef importers, beef producers were optimistic last week as the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted in favor of the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

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Friday, October 14,2011

WASDE reduces supply-demand gap

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In last week's monthly USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, corn and soybean productions were reduced 1 percent from September, but the supply-demand gap seems to be shrinking, especially in the global market. The report's U.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Wyoming wolves on track for delisting

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The road to delisting the grey wolf across the northern Rocky Mountain region has been long and torturous, and nowhere more so than in the state of Wyoming. Now, it seems that Wyoming's luck may be on the brink of changing.

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Friday, October 14,2011

First Impressions

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
Tom was new in town. at the bull's head. After This ranch foreman and shaking the dog off, the bull stock dog trainer was get- would pile drive it to the ting the lay of the land with bottom of the pond. Quickly, his family at his new place Tom called them off.

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Friday, October 14,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Starting in 1995, the Dickinson Research Extension Center noted the need to evaluate production costs and herd performance for late-spring (early May) calving in contrast to the traditional spring (late-March, early April) calving in southwestern North Dakota.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Hay and alfalfa prices spike

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The recent USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report came out last week, with one key cattle feed supply missing - hay. The drought in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states has left the hay supply and demand chart lopsided.

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Friday, October 14,2011

WCA and HHC file state petition for wolf delisting

by WLJ
The Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA) and Hunters Heritage Council (HHC) filed a state petition for the delisting of the federally delisted gray wolf in eastern Washington.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Tax treatment options for drought areas

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Ranchers across droughtstricken areas have been forced to sell cattle at a historic rate and now many have the added burden of worrying about upcoming income tax implications

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