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Friday, June 3,2011

Texas facing difficult situation after disaster funds are denied

by DTN
Gov. Rick Perry has appealed a federal decision denying Texas additional money to fight thousands of wildfires in the droughtstricken state.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2011 inductions

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF&WHC) has announced the fourth class of inductions into the MCHF. The inductees were chosen from candidates nominated by the public and trustees of MCHF&WHC who made a notable contribution to the history and culture of Montana through 1960, no matter the year of death or closure.

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Friday, June 3,2011

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
At a sale barn, everyone is looking for a good deal. Theres opportunity for profit, but commingling cattle from different backgrounds isnt always a bargain. The bacteria cattle can be exposed to put them at risk for developing bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Friday, June 3,2011

Sierra Valley, CA, ranch secures its future with California Rangeland Trust easement

by WLJ
The Sierra Valley in northern California is like no other. In fact, it is the largest Alpine Valley of its kind in the country. Now, 750 acres of this special place, on the Maddalena Ranch, will forever remain home to these environmental riches, a family cattle operation and its future generations.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Oregon state veterinarian recommends West Nile vaccinations

by WLJ
Horse owners in Oregon are once again advised to help protect against West Nile Virus by vaccinating their animals and taking steps to control mosquitoes this spring and summer.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Fundamentals for developing anti-infective protocols

by WLJ
As the season and type of cattle vary, the challenge of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) may increase. Sticking to the fundamentals of evaluating an anti-infective treatment can help producers and veterinarians implement and evaluate the success of their program, which goes hand-inhand with better profitability.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Producer pushes for more profitable herd

by DTN
Terry Slusher of Floyd, VA, received a wake-up call several years ago. Slusher sent five steers to a feedlot as part of a commingled truckload in an Extension demonstration project. The Blue Ridge Mountain cattleman expected his calves to be top performers.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Ranching in the border area is becoming more dangerous

by WLJ
Unlike most ranchers, Texan Richard Garza Ray no longer looks forward to wide open spaces. The Starr County cattleman stays in his house, where he said there is a loaded gun in every room. He ventures out only when necessary to check cattle and fix fences and water lines cut by those crossing his ranch on foot.

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Friday, May 27,2011

Specter of cattle theft stalks California county

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
An unusually wet spring across the Northwest this year found many ranchers in Tehama County, CA, putting off branding in hopes of drier weather. But as ranchers waited for the skies to clear, other eyes were also watching, and waiting. With an abundance of slick calves on the ground and cattle prices at unprecedented highs, the opportunity

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Friday, May 27,2011

Subcommittee makes cuts in ag appropriations

by WLJ
A fiscal year 2012 funding bill approved last Tuesday by the House Agriculture Ap- propriations Subcommittee would not cut the crop insur- ance program as the initial draft seemed to indicate, but many other agriculture, nu- trition and international food aid programs would lose money.

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