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Friday, October 30,2009

Tips for grazing harvested corn residue

by WLJ
Corn crop residue is practical for feeding dry, gestating beef cows in mid-gestation providing they have average or better body condition. Managed correctly, one acre of corn residue can yield up to 60 animal unit grazing days (60 days of grazing for a 1,000-pound animal).

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Friday, October 30,2009

Oregon ranches honored at the 2009 Century Ranch Awards Ceremony

by WLJ
At the recent Century Farm Ranch Ceremony, 17 farms and two ranches from 11 counties were inducted as century farms, and Steve Gilbert of Gilbert Ranches in Linn County and Samuel Dement of Dement Ranch in Curry County were honored at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, bringing the total number of Oregon century farms and ranches to 1,101.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Summit to address potential production and pricing policy issues

by WLJ
Within the last year, many uncertainties have sprouted in the beef industry. Two major areas important to the future survival and success of the beef industry are potential governmental policy changes affecting beef production systems and beef pricing.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Sheep breeding improvements arise from research

by WLJ
Artificial insemination (AI) techniques that work well with cattle and swine can be difficult or costly to perform in sheep, but helps on the way, thanks to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) studies in Fort Collins, CO.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Gelbvieh registrations, members increase

by WLJ
Despite the economy of the beef industry, the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) reports growth during the last fiscal year. During 2008-2009, the association had an increase in total animal registrations and new memberships.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Idaho wolf hunters fill quotas

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Fish Game Department (IFG) has decided to shut down three of 12 wolf hunting zones because hunters in those zones are reaching their quotas. The department is allowing for a total of 220 wolves to be killed across the state, but the three zones are approaching the states legal limits.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Pickens hopes to purchase Nevada ranch for horse sanctuary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens and founder of the National Wild Horse Foundation (NWHF), is in negotiations to purchase a historic Nevada ranch which she hopes to convert into a non-profit wild horse sanctuary, learning center, and tourist destination.

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Friday, October 23,2009

Maddux named nations top rancher

by WLJ
Jack Maddux of Wauneta, NE, received the 32nd annual National Golden Spur Award from the Ranching Heritage Association in Lubbock, TX. The award was given in recognition of his contributions to the livestock and ranching industries and his contributions to improving the land and natural resources.

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Friday, October 23,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Twenty-three home cooks showed their sizzle for beef in the South Dakota (SD) CattleWomens 2009 Beef Cook-Off held recently at the South Dakota State Fair. Through eight hours of the contest, home cooks broiled, baked, grilled and saut%u9964 beef vying for $2,000 in top prizes made possible by the SD Beef Checkoff and the SD Beef Industry Council.

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Friday, October 23,2009

GridMaster Grid Award winners recognized for excellent Red Angus product

by WLJ
A reco record-setting 17 pro- ducers and feeders received the prest prestigious GridMaster Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Mah- nomen, MN, Sept. 16-19. The GridMaster Gri Award rec- ognizes producers and feed- ers owning cattle that meet and exceed ex strict carcass quality specifications.

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