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Friday, July 2,2010

States await wolf case ruling

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy will not indicate exactly when he will rule on a renewed attempt by environmentalists to protect gray wolves in Idaho and Montana as endangered species, but both sides of the controversy hope he will decide the issue before the hunting of the predators resumes in

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Friday, July 2,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The building that was formerly home to the Paso Robles Meat Sausage Company in Paso Robles, CA, has been purchased out of bankruptcy court by The Hearst Corporation. Hearst is leasing the shuttered plant to Kaney Foods, a well-known foodservice com- pany operating in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.

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Friday, July 2,2010

USDA increases corn acreage projection

by DTN
Corn acreage is up 2 percent and soybean acreage is up 2 percent over a year ago, according to USDAs Planted Acreage report released early last Wednesday.

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Friday, July 2,2010

Carrington Research Extension Center Beef Tour set

by WLJ
Profitable steers, cattle nutrition research, drylot or pasture for cows, and timing manure applications will be among the topics at the beef production portion of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Centers annual field tours on July 20.

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Friday, July 2,2010

Shobe wins LMAs World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

by WLJ
Kyle Shobe said he was definitely very surprised being named the winner of the Livestock Marketing Associations (LMA) 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC)probably because he had picked three other contestants to win the three world titles.

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Friday, July 2,2010

NCBA welcomes presidentīs call on U.S.-Korea trade

by WLJ
Last month, President Obama directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to initiate new discussions with Korea to resolve outstanding trade issues prior to the presidents visit to South Korea for the next G-20 meeting in November.

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Friday, July 2,2010

Nutritional considerations for early weaned calves

by WLJ
Meeting the nutritional needs of a young calf might sound familiar to parents of young children: feed well, feed often and prepare for pickiness.

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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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