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Friday, August 20,2010

Symposium focuses on the economics of meeting quality beef demand

by WLJ
The economic evidence says theres profit to be made for cattlemen who understand what consumers want. A symposium at the recent Agriculture and Applied Economics Association meeting in Denver, CO, examined trends that document a desire for high-quality beef.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Cutting horse legends raise $13,000 for Ashland, KS, schools

by WLJ
Public schools in America are being faced with difficult funding challenges. As rural populations continue to decline, schools in rural America experience even greater challenges.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Success story

by WLJ
This shrub was introduced as an ornamental in the early 1800s. While it may have looked pretty in a windbreak, the extensive taprootwhich can descend 50 feet into the soil

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Friday, August 20,2010

Dr. Lauren Hyde joins Simmental staff

by WLJ
Dr. Lauren Hyde is the newest addition to the staff at the American Simmental Association (ASA).

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Friday, August 20,2010

Anthrax detected in Texas

by WLJ
Late summertime in certain parts of Texas means livestock producers should be on the lookout for the resurfacing of anthrax in their animals. Among the anthrax cases confirmed this summer are one bovine in Crockett County, one whitetail deer in Kinney County, and one whitetail deer in Uvalde County.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Lardy receives animal science award

by WLJ
Greg Lardy, head of North Dakota State Universitys (NDSU) Animal Sciences Department, is the 2010 recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Extension Award.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Cattlemens Field Day

by WLJ
A Cattlemens Field Day will be held on Sept. 11, 2010, in Miles City, MT. This is an educational event with opportunities to hear information to help the bottom line, participate in a panel discussion, walk through pens of cattle, and visit with seedstock producers.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Exports post solid gains in June

by WLJ
A very solid June performance allowed U.S. pork and beef exports to finish the first half of 2010 with strong momentum. According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), pork exports of 164,000 metric tons (361.

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Friday, August 20,2010

Desert-born Brangus cattle choose better diet, grazing patterns

by WLJ
Recent research conducted at New Mexico State Universitys (NMSU) Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (CDRRC) is helping scientists tease apart the nature versus nurture puzzle by showing that a cows geographic experience affects its grazing behavior and diet choices in the harsh desert rangeland pastures of southern New Mexico.

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Friday, August 13,2010

Judge reinstates protection for northern gray wolf

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a long anticipated decision rendered on Aug. 4 in Missoula, MT, U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled in favor of reinstating federal protection for wolves in the Northern Rockies under the auspices of the Endangered Species Act.This ruling effectively returns management control of

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