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Friday, June 24,2011

Beef industry gets to the dirt of the matter on the farm

by WLJ
The beef checkoff, in partnership with the Nebraska Beef Council, recently hosted two sets of On the Ranch work days at feedlots and cow/calf operations in western Nebraska.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Three hours until death

by DTN
A complex combination of factors seems to bring on the condition. �The incidence of grass tetany is usually highest in the early spring,� says Lemenager. �Grass is lush, vegetative and has a high moisture and fatty acid content. Forages are usually low in magnesium and the soil is high in potassium and nitrogen.

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Friday, June 24,2011

NCBA keeps pressure on EPA to back away from overreaching regulations

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) followed its recent Overregulation All Across the Nation YouTube video with a new video highlighting efforts by U.S. Sen.

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Friday, June 24,2011

TSCRA members pass policies at summer meeting

by WLJ
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the states oldest and largest livestock association, passed policy regarding the states brucellosis program. The policy was approved at the TSCRA Summer Meeting in New Braunfels, TX.

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Friday, June 24,2011

TAHC to discontinue brucellosis testing at markets

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has announced that effective Aug. 1, 2011, government subsidized brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing.

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Friday, June 24,2011

PLC: BLM is wrong to re-evaluate wild horse gather decision

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released on June 13, 2011, an environmental assessment and decision record to implement a wild horse gather and fertility control program on the White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming to bring the horse populations back to a level consistent with land capacity.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Judge rules in favor of livestock grazing

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) announced last week that the U.S. Forest Service, the Chaffee County Board of Commissioners, CCA, and most importantly13 livestock-producing families prevailed against a lawsuit filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP).

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Friday, June 24,2011

Insect control an essential part of livestock production

by WLJ
Fly season is in full swing, and a Purdue Extension entomologist says insect control is essential as these pests can lead to disease and decreased growth rates in livestock.

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Friday, June 24,2011

NMSU collaborates on $9.75 million grant to study bovine respiratory disease

by WLJ
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is partnering with Texas A&M and other universities across the country on a $9.75 million grant from the USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture to research bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and how to reduce its prevalence in beef and dairy cattle.

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Friday, June 24,2011

CME extends corn trading limit review

by WLJ
CME Group Inc. wants more time to convince food companies and farmers the daily trading limit for U.S. corn futures should be increased.

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