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Saturday, May 15,2010

Wolf depredation confirmed in northeast Oregon

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
A calf belonging to a Wallowa County rancher has been verified as the first confirmed wolf kill in Oregon this year, as well as the first in Wallowa County since the predator’s reintroduction in Idaho more than 10 years ago. According to reports, the calf was part of a herd

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Saturday, May 15,2010

Montana and Idaho seek to increase wolf hunt quotas

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a bid to manage wolf population numbers and stem the tide of livestock predation, Montana and Idaho are considering quota increases of more than double last year’s wolf hunt for the upcoming 2010 season. Factors such as losses of livestock, falling numbers of big game animals

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Saturday, May 15,2010

Conservation Stewardship Program open for business

by WLJ
USDA announced last week that farmers and ranchers wanting to enroll in the Conservation Stew- ardship Program (CSP) have until June 11 to get applications filed at their local USDA office.

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Saturday, May 15,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Nothing says summer like a thick, juicy burger on the grill. When it comes to grilling, burgers are Americans favorite choice. If you think you have a great burger recipe, the cattlemen and women in northwest Iowa want you to enter the Best Cheeseburger in Siouxland contest.

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Saturday, May 15,2010

Iowa Cattlemens Association hires new CEO

by WLJ
The Iowa Cattlemens Association (ICA) announced last week the hiring of Duane Gangwish as their new CEO. ICA President Kent Pruismann from Rock Valley, IA, said, Duane joins ICA with a broad knowledge of the cattle industry, possessing a deep understanding of environmental issues.

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Saturday, May 15,2010

The wolf population is expanding in...

by WLJ
The wolf population is expanding in northeast Oregon as evidenced by increased wolf sightings and conflicts.

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Saturday, May 15,2010

Rob Krentz: Husband, father, son and a good cowman

by WLJ
Don called Rob up one day and said, Hey Rob, Ive got this prolapsed cow over at the Double Adobe Ranch locked up in the corral and I was wondering if you could give me a hand? Sure, says Rob, just come on over and get me on your way.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Management still best solution for foothill abortion disease

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
If a cow aborts her calf, she loses her one chance to compensate for her yearly maintenance, not to mention the time and money invested in buying bulls, breeding, preg checking and all the necessary elements of her reproductive upkeep. And while a random 1 percent to 2 percent abortion rate

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Friday, May 7,2010

Environmentalists gain new allies in stockwatering case

by WLJ
What appeared to be an overwhelming legal victory for the livestock and agricultural interests in Washington state earlier this month has now taken a bizarre and unexpected twist.

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Friday, May 7,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced last week that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process of control standards and goals are additions to a food safety program that already requires ground beef suppliers to test for E.

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