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Friday, June 3,2011

Ag committee to tighten subsidy eligibility

by DTN
In a signal of the growing unpopularity of farm programs, the House Appropriations Committee last Tuesday approved amendments to the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill to impose stricter income limits on farmers who get commodity payments.

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Friday, June 3,2011

Ultrasounds roots are still strong and growing

by WLJ
When Dave Nichols and Dr. Doyle Wilson hatched the notion of using ultrasound in beef production on that infamous plane ride nearly two decades ago, the idea was to identify seedstock with a propensity for heavy marbling.

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Friday, June 3,2011

With feedlot manure, it pays to be precise

by WLJ
The same precision farming techniques that work with crops can work with manure management on cattle feedlots.

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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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