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Friday, October 29,2010

Drought hits hay producers

by DTN
While some areas of the U.S. are experiencing drought conditions that have dried up pastures and forced livestock producers to feed hay weeks earlier than usual, the overall outlook for hay supplies does not seem to be quite as severe.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Dunning receives John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award

by WLJ
Forest Dunning of Sheridan, WY, was honored with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16- 17. Greg Comstock, RAAA CEO, presented the award to Dunning.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Jacobs honored with Red Angus Industry Service Award

by WLJ
Roger is one of the strongest Red Angus promoters weve seen in the last decade, said Berry. His work to promote our breed through the terms he uses and the talks he gives from the auction block have opened avenues that have helped Red Angus breeders succeed on a level we are undeniably thankful for.

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Friday, October 29,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
On topics such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising regulatory issues about farm dust and questioning the use of sound pasture management tools like prairie dog bait, industry partners such as Liphatech (Rozol) are supporting many state stock grower associations to make sure that all sides of these issues are heard.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Oregon rancher and statesman Denny Jones looks back on a century

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Every now and again, someone comes along who seems destined to become a legend in their own time. In eastern Oregon, and among Oregon cattle ranchers, that person is Denny Jones.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Beyond the black hide

by WLJ
Color doesnt necessarily guarantee a premium, says Brett Barham, University of Arkansas animal scientist. A sub-par-quality calf is always going to be sub-par, no matter what color it is, so just making your calves black isnt going to increase your premiums.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Farm Bureau urges Senate to reject expansion of federal water control

by WLJ
Farmers and ranchers would face burdensome federal regulatory control if provisions of a restrictive Senate water bill make it through the lame duck session of Congress, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AF- BF).

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Friday, October 29,2010

Oh bovine, where art thou?

by WLJ
Mesquite has been a veritable thorn in the side of Texas cowboys as they claw, tear or bust through the thorny mazes. Along with cedar, it could be said that mesquite is the brush that cowboys love to hate.

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Friday, October 29,2010

California budget restores partial Williamson Act funding

by WLJ
California Assemblyman Bill Berryhill announced last week that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did not veto out partial Williamson Act funding restoration in this years budget, which was requested by Berryhill and other rural legislators.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Pelton honored as 2010 Red Angus Breeder of the Year

by WLJ
Lynn and Sue Pelton, on behalf of Peltons Red Angus of Burdett, KS, received the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Breeder of the Year Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16-17. Willie Altenburg of Fort Collins, CO, presented the award to the Peltons.

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