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Friday, March 20,2015

Perception shift Part III: Livestock to the rescue!

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Though the public and many institutions have a negative perception of livestock grazing, Richards said, the Rustici Symposium and UC Davis’ Rangeland and Watershed Laboratory are bucking the trend.

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Friday, March 20,2015

The why behind the continued Californian drought

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The situation in California is dire. That hardly needs to be reiterated as reports of the next-to-nonexistent snowpack saturate the mainstream media as well as industry outlets. But the questions of “why?” and “when will it stop?” get less attention..

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Friday, March 20,2015

Bill to ease fuel transport restrictions for agriculture producers reintroduced

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Current regulations require class A commercial licensed drivers to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank of 1,000 gallons or less of diesel fuel. Without this endorsement they are prohibited from transporting more than 118 gallons of fuel at a time.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Millionaire, world-famous ABS sire Shottle dies

by WLJ
ABS Global, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and artificial insemination technologies, is saddened to announce the passing of the globally iconic sire, 29HO12209 Picston Shottle. The recently retired bull leaves behind an outstanding legacy producing 1,174,948 units.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Nutritional value of organic vs. conventional beef

by WLJ
Focusing on the organic and natural beef share of the total beef dollar, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board reported that natural and organic beef had 6.3 percent share for the fourth quarter of 2014 with conventional beef market share at 93.7 percent.

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Friday, March 20,2015

National Ag Week recognizes contribution to food supply, economy

by Rae Price, Editor
National Ag Week this year was recognized and celebrated Mar. 15-21, with the theme, “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” The week provides an opportunity to recognize the contribution of agriculture to the nation’s food supply and economy.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Ag Day highlights the importance of the future

by WLJ
Agriculture is essential to everyday life. America’s farmers and ranchers share a commitment to protecting the land and meeting the demands of a growing population. They are up before the sun, day in and day out, to put food on the table for the nation.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Hormones in beef: myth vs. fact

by WLJ
These growth-promoting hormones are generally administered to cattle in the form of small pellets termed ‘implants,’ placed under the skin in the animal’s ear. The boost in growth rate created by hormone implants allows for cattle to be finished earlier, thereby requiring less time on feed and fewer resources per pound of meat.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Grand National unveils plans for Cattlemen's Day

by WLJ
For more than over 70 years, the event has been the West’s most prestigious western lifestyle event attracting thousands of participants and fans from throughout the West for livestock and horse shows, as well as rodeo action. New for 2015 is the Grand National Ranch Rodeo, which will be held Oct.

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Friday, March 20,2015

AI'd heifer gives birth to triplets

by WLJ
What makes the story more remarkable is the mother is a crossbreed of Jersey and Holstein and the three calves definitely are examples of that. One has the look of a brown Jersey cow, another looks like a Holstein and the third looks like a crossbreed, but all are crossbreeds.

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