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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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Friday, October 14,2011

Cal Poly unveils new meat processing center

by WLJ
California Polytechnic State University's (Cal Poly) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is opening the doors of the new J and G Lau Meat Processing Center and teaching facility.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Listeria outbreak mystery

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Listeria, a mysterious bacteria occasionally found to contaminate foods, has received more than its share of news recently. Especially deadly for vulnerable consumers such as the elderly and pregnant women, listeria is very hard to trace because it can take as long as two months before its victims become ill.

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Friday, October 14,2011

BLM federal oil and gas lease sale

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering oil and gas leasing mineral rights on 21 parcels totaling 6,455.67 acres located on federal lands in the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The oral auction will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM.

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Friday, October 14,2011

A "tic" of prevention for canine ehrlichiosis

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
During the Vietnam War, as many as 1,600 military dogs were deployed in Southeast Asia. Many of these dogs, particularly the more susceptible German shepherds, became ill with a foreign disease that they had never been exposed to before: canine ehrlichiosis.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Land appeals as safe haven

by DTN
Its not just the summer of $7 corn that superheated Midwest land markets. Investors rattled by the prospect of a double-dip recession still see U.S. farmland as a safe haven amid economic turmoil. That surge of nontraditional buyers lessens the threat of a downturn in farmland values anytime soon, real estate and Wall Street experts contend.

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