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Friday, September 24,2010

Idaho politicians respond to wolf´s return to endangered list

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Nearly eight weeks after Judge Donald Molloy issued a decision in Missoula, MT, returning northern gray wolves to the endangered species list, ranchers and sportsmen in the Northwest remain unsure as to how the increasing wolf population will be handled under federal control.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Hay testing can save money spent on supplement

by WLJ
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. Testing the grass hays this year for protein and energy content will help the producer design winter supplementation programs most appropriate for the forage supply that is available.

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Friday, September 24,2010

NDSA names Effertz Rancher of the Year

by WLJ
The North Dakota Stockmens Association (NDSA) will recognize Effertz Key Ranch of Velva, ND, and the Gerald Pat and Loretta Effertz family as North Dakotas Ranchers of the Year during the associations annual convention and trade show Sept. 23-25 at the Holiday Inn in Minot, ND.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Resurrecting the death tax

by DTN
One minute past midnight, Dec. 31, 2010, the amount of taxes your heirs will pay goes from zero to a top rate of 55 percent. Would that be enough of a tax bill to drop the ax on the farm as family members are forced to sell a lifetime of work off in pieces to pay Uncle Sam?.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Fall webinar series: Something for everyone

by WLJ
Free webinars: Four cattle lectures, two for horse owners, one soil seminar and one human health-focused webinars are scheduled over the next few months. Join industry leaders live from the comfort of your own home as they present information and answer questions from all over the country.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Field day to demonstrate biomass equipment

by WLJ
All individuals interested in converting Utah junipers, pinyon pines, and other woody biomass into a usable product should mark their calendars for Oct. 18, 2010. The equipment demonstrations will provide landowners, contractors, agency personnel and biomass purchasers the opportunity to view the material as it is changed into a transportable product.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Public Lands Council addresses critical issues at annual meeting

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Public Lands Councils (PLC) 2010 meeting was attended by public lands ranchers from across the West who gathered to hear updates, share ideas, and listen to agency and political representatives. Held in Pendleton, OR, Sept.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Research helps fight Johnes disease

by WLJ
Two good tips for preventing Johnes disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water. Thats according to Kim Cook, an Agricultural Research Service microbiologist at the agencys Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, KY.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Producers urged to watch for anaplasmosis

by WLJ
Producers need to watch for it, said K-State Research and Extension veterinarian Larry Hollis. It occurs almost exclusively in adult cattlenot calves. The most frequent observation is sudden death, even though it actually takes a few days from the time signs first appear until death occurs.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Biologically effective management of grazing land increases productivity and profits

by WLJ
Beef producers in the northern Plains have transformed old-style, low-performance cattle into high-performance, fast-growing meat animals with improved genetic potential and increased nutrient demands.

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