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Friday, June 24,2011

Feed sources become scarce as southeast U.S. burns

by DTN
Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Ethanol could gain support as election nears

by DTN
Big ethanol has enough clout in Congress and in the Obama administration to keep growing with U.S. government support, even though decades of large tax credits may be winding down.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Beef Board budget set at $42 million for coming year

by WLJ
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from 2007.

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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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