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Friday, July 15,2011

Ten teens selected for 2011 NILE scholarships

by WLJ
Ten teenagers have been named as 2011 recipients of college scholarships from the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE), each in the amount of $500.

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Friday, July 15,2011

TSCRA members meet to discuss policy issues

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Discussion in New Braunfels, TX, about declines this summer hasnt been limited to conversation about the drought-driven decline in the water level of the Guadalupe River. The river, which courses through the town, attracts thousands annually that challenge the whitewater rapids in kayaks and canoes.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Additional Kansas counties approved for emergency grazing

by WLJ
Emergency grazing will be allowed through Sept. 30, 2011. CRP participants in approved counties must contact the local FSA office before turning out cattle. There will be a 25 percent reduction in the annual rental payment for the actual acres grazed. WLJ.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Fewer cows, more money

by DTN
Cow production inputs started to skyrocket, explains Theeck, the veteran central Texas cowman. Thats when I realized to survive in the cattle business, I had to learn to do it with one cow to 10 acres with very little supplement or hay, as opposed to one cow to two or three acres as I was doing before.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Exports post solid May results, but market access issues linger

by WLJ
Pork exports totaled 181,469 metric tons valued at $481.2 million, an 11 percent jump in volume and 15 percent in value over May 2010 levels. Volume was steady with the April 2011 results while value declined by about 1 percent. Year-todate through May, pork exports were up 16 percent in volume (916,763 metric tons) and 22 percent in value ($2.

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Friday, July 15,2011

NMSU hosts unique youth ranch management camp at Valles Caldera National Preserve

by WLJ
Twenty-nine teens from family-owned New Mexico ranches, an enthusiastic group of instructors from New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service, and the picturesque landscape of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico created a unique event for the future ranch managers.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Forages can become deadly in drought conditions

by DTN
Feeding corn stalks, corn hay or corn silage to the herd this year could be akin to poisoning your cows. Given extreme drought conditions across much of cattle country, dryland corn crops are more likely to have high levels of nitrates this year. And the first sign of nitrate poisoning is usually dead cattle.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Tick populations on the increase

by WLJ
Tick populations have been high in western Nebraska. It is important to identify ticks if one is found embedded in the skin and to correctly remove ticks to reduce the risk of disease transfer.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Another look at the importance of recordkeeping

by WLJ
Many articles have been written about the importance of keeping production and financial records in a beef cattle operation. I usually encourage recordkeeping to help increase production efficiency, but records have other uses also. In case you have not heard, Arkansas has had an increase in prevalence of trichomoniasis in beef cattle.

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Friday, July 15,2011

Baker County Cattle Tour

by WLJ
On Aug. 13-14, a weekend cattle tour focusing on Hereford genetics is being sponsored by Oregon, Washington, and northern Idaho Hereford Association (OWNI) in conjunction with Oregon Hereford Association, Bird Herefords and Harrell Hereford Ranch.

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