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Friday, June 25,2010

Ranchers say documentation is key to confirming wolf kills

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As the Canadian gray wolf expands its territory further into the western states, many ranchers in previously unaffected regions find themselves facing a steep learning curve regarding how to manage their herds with the new threat in mind. Further complicating the issue, differing laws between states have created confusion

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Friday, June 25,2010

ARS and New Mexico scientists take a look at livestock and locoweed

by WLJ
Keeping livestock away from poisonous locoweed during seasons when its a forage favorite is one way ranchers can protect their animals and their profits, according to a 20-year collaboration by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university partners.

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Friday, June 25,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) recently approved the budget and marketing plan for fiscal year 2011 and re-elected chairman Spencer Ellis, Lovell, WY, and vice-chairman Judy West, Chugwater, WY, to serve in the leadership positions.

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Friday, June 25,2010

Grant to step aside as president/CEO of NWSS

by WLJ
Pat Grant, president/CEO of Western Stock Show Association, a/k/a National Western Stock Show (NWSS), will step aside from his current duties in the near future.

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Friday, June 25,2010

Grandin receives CCAs Honorary Life Member Award

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) honors one individual during their annual convention by awarding them the CCA Honorary Life Member award, the highest honor among CCA members. During the 2010 annual convention held in Pueblo, CO, CCA bestowed this award to Dr.

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Friday, June 25,2010

Robbie LeValley becomes new Colorado Cattlemens Association president

by WLJ
Robbie LeValley of Hotchkiss, CO, became the 2010-2011 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 16 during the associations annual convention in Pueblo, CO. LeValley was born in Worland, WY, and grew up on the family ranch north of Thermopolis, WY.

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Friday, June 25,2010

Idaho continues fight against brucellosis

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Rigby, ID, rancher Keith Lewis maintains a herd of cattle under quarantine after a cow in it tested positive late last year for brucellosis, an infectious bacterial disease that causes cattle, elk and bison to spontaneously abort their calves.

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Friday, June 25,2010

ODFW authorizes removal of two wolves

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Late last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) granted authorization to representatives of USDA�s Wildlife Services Division to remove two of the wolves that have been harassing livestock in Wallowa County since last February.

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Friday, June 25,2010

What “lean” means in beef marketing

by WLJ
Meats offer many benefits, including some essential dietary fats. �They are an incredible source of protein, and all the amino acids that are needed for health,� says Dr. Betsy Booren, director of scientific affairs for the American Meat Institute Foundation.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Anti-grazing groups sue government agencies

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Public lands grazing fees are again being targeted in the courts, this time by a coalition of groups with a common anti-grazing agenda. In a press release dated June 10, the Center for Biological Diversity, along with other organizations, announced they had filed suit against the Department of the Interior

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