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Friday, December 10,2010

Wyoming sees spike in brucellosis cases

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Brucellosis, an infectious bacterial disease which commonly leads to abortion in livestock and wildlife, may be on the rise in northwest Wyoming. Animal health officials in that state confirmed infections in two separate herds in Park County in recently, and have identified a possible third outbreak in nearby

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Friday, December 3,2010

BLM takes steps to map sage grouse habitat

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In an attempt to aid management of the greater sage grouse in western states, the Bureau of Land Management released on Nov. 23 a range-wide breeding density map of the bird’s populations. The map identifies density of sage grouse populations across its range based on estimation of male grouse attendance at

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Friday, December 3,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
For the fifth week in a row, beef exports exceeded 35.2 million pounds and remained well above pre-BSE 2003 levels, according to a report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Exports to Mexico (8.8 million pounds) continued their rebound, and volumes remained strong to other markets, including Korea (5.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Lawsuit prods feds to review whether species still need oversight

by WLJ
The Washington Cattlemens Association (WCA) and the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) claimed a huge victory one day after filing a lawsuit against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in the United States District Court Western District of Washington.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Like a good neighbor, the Working Ranch Cowboys Association is there

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A guy is sitting at a bar in Amarillo, TX, minding his own business when a gal comes up to him and says, Do you have any cattle? We need some cattle. That is how the stock was contracted by a fledgling outfit 10 days before their three-day rodeo was set to begin.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Research links cattle diet and shipping fever

by WLJ
A carefully timed diet high in roughage like hay may well reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease, also known as shipping fever, scientists reported last week.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Farmland values continue to rise

by DTN
Midwest farmland values rose for the fourth consecutive quarter, posting the largest increase in two years, as high crop and livestock prices fueled a surge in agricultural income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Arizona National Livestock Show awards $18,500 in college scholarships

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 19 years later, ANLS has now awarded 613 students a total of $612,409. The Scholarship Committee recently selected and awarded $18,500 in scholarships for the spring 2011 semester.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Conventional cattle producing organic milk

by WLJ
A Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, The Cornucopia Institute, announced last week that it is filing a formal legal complaint in an attempt to immediately halt the US- DA from allowing factory farms producing organic milk from bringing conventional dairy cattle onto their farms.

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Friday, December 3,2010

China, corn and cattle

by WLJ
Analyst explains their linked and bullish outlook The No. 1 one factor in cattle feeding profit or loss is not fed or feeder cattle price, beef demand, or the nations shrinking cow herd.

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