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Monday, April 19,2010

Community raises money to support Oregon cattle ranchers

by WLJ
The eventa prime rib dinner and auction at Grant County Fairgroundsis the second held by the ranchers, who are involved in ongoing litigation over grazing rights in the Malheur National Forest. The proceeds go to the OCAs Stewardship Fund to help cattle ranchers known as the Five Rivers Grazing Permittees fight their legal battle.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Observe bulls closely as breeding season begins

by WLJ
Another title for this article could very well be: A lesson nearly learned the hard way. Quite a few years ago at the Eastern Oklahoma Pasture Research station, we were involved in a field study using synchronized mature cows in a natural breeding pasture.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Working together to make beef better

by WLJ
A change in leadership at two premier beef science entities holds potential for an enhanced collaborative relationship between the two.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Changing fluids, filters keeps your hard-charging tractors up and running

by DTN
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.

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Monday, April 19,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Massey Ferguson announces the expansion of the Massey Ferguson 2600 Series utility tractor line to include a new turbocharged modelthe Massey Ferguson 2635 with 74 gross engine horsepower.

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Monday, April 19,2010

NRCS announces water conservation project assistance

by WLJ
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of $61.2 million in financial assistance funding for Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) projects. This funding will help producers conserve surface and ground water and improve water quality on agricultural land.

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Monday, April 19,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The purpose of the test is to compare growth and carcass traits among ram lambs raised under a similar environment, says Christopher Schauer, HREC director and animal scientist. Consignors will be given information on average daily gain, ribeye area and fat thickness data for each ram.

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Friday, April 16,2010

Idaho Wool Growers Association sues state

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Wool Grower’s Association (IWGA), as well as Shirts Brothers Sheep and Frank Shirts Jr., two of the state’s larger sheep ranchers, have filed suit against the state of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). The suit, which was filed in

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Friday, April 16,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A growing number of livestock organizations are rallying against the plan issued by USDA two weeks ago to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil. As part of the negotiation over the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that the U.S. unfairly supports cotton growers, WTO allowed retaliatory tariffs to be placed on U.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Wolves come calling in Oregon

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
When Karl Patton was awoken on the night of March 20 by the sound of barking dogs, he instinctively knew trouble was afoot. His dogs were sounding a full retreat, and the 60 cows in the pair pasture adjacent to his house were anxiously calling for their calves.

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