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Friday, May 20,2011

California/Nevada Polled Hereford Association honors Milton Costa

by WLJ
The Hereford breed has lost a great friend with the passing, May 9, 2011, of Milton Costa, Circle C Ranch, Nampa, ID. Milton was 66 years of age and is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and sons Tyler, Sean and Brian.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Beef exports provide strong market support

by WLJ
International trade continues to grow and play an increasingly important role in the U.S. cattle and beef market. At a time when domestic beef demand is still struggling, demand for U.S. beef in export markets continues to grow. The most recent monthly trade data show that beef exports in March jumped 47 percent compared to one year ago.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Beware of creeping stocking rates

by WLJ
Range scientists typically use a 1,000 pound cow with calf as the base definition of one animal unit and cattlemen often use 1,200 pounds to describe the mature body weight of their cows. However, the average mature weight of cows in the U.S. has changed in the last 20 years.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Deere & Co. quarterly profits surge

by WLJ
Deere & Co. said last Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter profit soared 65 percent because of strong demand for its agricultural equipment, especially in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Wolf killed in Wallowa County, OR

by WLJ
An uncollared young male wolf from the Imnaha pack was trapped and euthanized this week by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff. The action occurred on private property with livestock operations, where wolves had killed livestock in late April 2011.

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Friday, May 20,2011

U.S. beef inspectors exit Mexico as drug violence escalates

by WLJ
According to the Texas Farm Bureau, escalating drug violence in Mexico is causing U.S. beef inspectors to move operations north of the Mexican border. In the past, inspections were completed before cattle crossed the border, but now the danger is too high for federal inspectors.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Management topics

by WLJ
That is why, in general, producers do not want to deal with calving difficulties any more than is absolutely necessary, especially in first-calf heifers. As we continue with breeding season, are you sure you are using calving ease sires where they are needed? Are you using the right tools to select a calving ease sire?.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Studies focus on feed ingredients effects on levels of E. coli O157:H7 in cattle

by WLJ
After corn is processed to make ethanol, whats left of the corn looks something like slightly dampened cornmeal, though a somewhat darker yellow, and not as finely ground. Known as wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS), this byproduct is sometimes used as a cattle feed ingredient.

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Friday, May 20,2011

Future disaster funds in doubt

by DTN
Despite demands to cut farm programs, the chairs of Senate and House agriculture committees say recent natural disasters around the country show the need for continuing strong support for farmers in the 2012 farm bill.

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Friday, May 20,2011

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
New Holland offers industryleading limited warranty New Holland has announced it is now backing its compact tractors with an industry-leading 5-year Boomer Guard limited warranty on all Boomer 30/35/40/50 deluxe compact tractors.

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