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Friday, September 17,2010

Sale announcement Historic Bell Ranch

by WLJ
The sale and purchase of the Bell Ranch located in northeastern New Mexico was closed on Aug. 17, 2010. This singular offering was comprised of 290,100 acres of contiguous deeded land, most of which is situated in San Miguel County about 40 miles north of Tucumcari, NM, and 150 miles east of Santa Fe, NM.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Points of consensus

by WLJ
Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVIs) should be standardized across all states to improve uniformity of data collected. In addition, enforcement of ICVI requirements and the ability to update ICVI information both need to be enhanced so that minimum data collected and final destination information is accurate.

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Friday, September 10,2010

BLM describes vision for "Treasured Landscapes"

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In response to the demands by the Congressional Western Caucus, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in August released the remaining 14 pages of a controversial document that recommends a new vision for the management of BLM lands under the Department of Interiors Treasured Landscapes initiative.

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Friday, September 10,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Although other popular fast-food chains such as Wendys and Burger King fared better than McDonalds, they scored far worse than the highestrated chains. Other fast-food frontrunners noted for their delicious burgers included Fuddruckers, Burgerville and Back Yard Burgers.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Microbial breakthrough impacts health, agriculture, biofuels

by WLJ
For the first time ever, University of Illinois (U of I) researchers have discovered how microbes break down hemicellulose plant matter into simple sugars using a cow rumen bacterium as a model.

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Friday, September 10,2010

"Beefing Up the Future" offers strategies for success

by WLJ
Beef industry professionals and students interested in the industry will have an opportunity to learn about the research, teaching and extension of Washington State Universitys (WSU) Department of Animal Sciences at Beefing Up the Future on Oct. 22-23.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Study compares conventional AI with embryo transfer

by WLJ
Think you're uncomfortable in the extreme Texas summer heat? Try being an ovulating 1,200-pound mother cow.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Making bacteria unwelcome

by WLJ
The researchers showed that quorum sensing chemicals called acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs), which are produced by other bacteria, are present within the bovine rumen, but absent in other areas of the cattle GI tract. AHLs are important because E. coli.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Registration now open for the 7th Annual YAL Conference

by WLJ
Register now for the 2010 Young Ag Leadership Conference (YALC) Oct. 1-3 at the Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, MT.

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Friday, September 10,2010

Arizona National Livestock Show spring 2011 college scholarship opportunity

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Nineteen years later, the Arizona National Livestock Show has now awarded 593 students a total of $593,909.

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