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Friday, November 13,2009

Use of supplements in cattle rations during cold weather

by WLJ
Maintaining our cows through the various stages of pregnancy, especially through the winter months, has some unique challenges, especially when feeding low quality forages. A forage is considered low in quality when it has digestible energy of less than 1 Mcal/lb.

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Friday, November 13,2009

Harrell elected American Hereford Association president

by WLJ
Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, OR, was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, MO, Nov. 2.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Fall market pressures make feeding culls attractive

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
For producers on a fall weaning schedule, October and November are typically when cow productivity is reevaluated and cull cows are pulled from the herd. For some producers, marketing culls involves little more than hauling them to the sale as quickly as possible, regardless of the fact

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Friday, November 6,2009

Manure emissions report delayed

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Farmers and ranchers won’t be required for at least a year to report livestock manure as greenhouse gas emissions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) thanks to the efforts of Reps. Mike Simpson, R-ID, and Tom Latham, R-IA. The Senate version of the Interior & Environment Appropriations Act of FY2010 excluded a provision

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Friday, November 6,2009

Rustlers roam western states

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As fall roundups get into full swing and cattle begin to come in off summer ranges, ranchers in some areas may need to look closely and make sure their cattle are all present. Whether the result of a bad economy or simple greed, livestock theft seems to be a growing problem in many western

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Friday, November 6,2009

ADM reports 53 percent drop in Q1 profit

by WLJ
The head of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said last Tuesday that she remained optimistic that U.S. farmers could bring in a late harvest despite poor weather that has raised fears of reduced supply and yields.

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Friday, November 6,2009

BEEF bits

by DTN
A recall of more than 500,000 pounds of ground beef, for E. coli 0157:H7, has now been linked to two deaths, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. More than 28 people have also been sickened by the tainted product. The first fatality was reported in

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Friday, November 6,2009

Angus association to run weekly carcass evaluation

by WLJ
The American Angus Association (AAA) has issued its first release of genomicenhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) for multiple carcass traits, now available at www.angus.org through AAA Login or EPD/ Pedigree lookup.

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Friday, November 6,2009

Understanding why rye works as a cover crop

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists may soon find a way to enhance the weed-killing capabilities of a cereal grain that enriches the soil when used as a winter cover crop.

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Friday, November 6,2009

KLA youth tour agribusiness and retail industries

by WLJ
The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmens Academy (YSA) was held Oct. 6-7 in the Kansas City area. Fort Dodge Animal Health is partnering with KLA to host members in their 20s for a series of four seminars throughout the year.

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