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Friday, September 2,2011

A quick way to grade grasses for ethanol yields

by WLJ
That future has been made possible by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, including Ken Vogel, Rob Mitchell, and Steve Masterson at Lincoln, NE; Hans Jung at St. Paul, MN; Bruce Dien at Peoria, IL; and Michael Casler at Madison, WI.

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Friday, September 2,2011

Plains, Midwest weather problems affect California

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Rancher Alan Day looks over his cattle herd and the parched landscape in Bosque County, TX. The drought in the southern Plains is forcing many ranchers to sell their cattle because there is nothing for them to eat.

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Friday, September 2,2011

Beef Financial Management Conference addresses impacts

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Two of the most pressing issues facing the beef industry, drought and risk management, will be addressed among other related topics at the 2011 Beef Financial Management Conference on Oct. 6 at the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, TX.

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Friday, September 2,2011

Integrating old and new knowledge helps build a future land management system

by WLJ
New and competing uses of rangeland and threats to its resources have reached unprecedented levels. At the same time, we are seeing a high turnover of rangeland management staff and private lands historically handed down through families are being sold more frequently to third parties.

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Friday, September 2,2011

Your national Beef Checkoff Program: 25 years and counting

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Scrutinize. Repeat study. Inquire. Examine OK, you get the picture. By its fundamental definition, its called RESEARCH, and cattle producers and importers nationwide have been investing their beef checkoff dollars into studying, inquiring, examining and scrutinizing for 25 years now.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Iowa environmentalists threaten EPA

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement last week issuing six compliance orders followed on the heels of a recent Notice of Intent to Sue (NOI) filed by three environmental groups in Iowa.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Cattle Care: Low-stress handling ideal

by WLJ
Summer heat places plenty of stress on cattle and other livestock. To minimize the risk of injury and illness, low-stress handling methods are recommended Anytime we put any kind of stress on an animal, whether it be physical stress, nutritional...

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Friday, August 26,2011

Heat stress may cut calf crop next spring

by WLJ
Summer heat stress in cow herds may not show up until much laterat calving time, a University of Missouri (MU) Extension specialist told the crowd at the MU Greenley Center field day Aug. 9.

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Friday, August 26,2011

DNA technology in the beef cattle industry

by WLJ
Beef industry innovators are looking at DNA technology as another selection tool for decisions that give them a marketing advantage. The most important thing for producers to consider is the cost of the DNA technology and what they will get out of it. Like expected progeny differences (EPDs)

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Friday, August 26,2011

Colorado nutrition roundtable at CSU

by WLJ
Changes in the economy, weather situations and livestock production systems have driven feed prices to record highs and put increased pressure on livestock managers.

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