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Friday, August 14,2009

Ranchers, regulators weary from cattle fever tick war

by WLJ
Texas animal health officials have cast another wide net in the battle to eradicate cattle fever ticks in south Texas. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has temporarily quarantined 152,716 acres in Starr and Hidalgo counties. In nearby Zapata County, fivemile quarantine perimeters are being drawn around fever-tick infested pastures.

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Friday, August 14,2009

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Frederick A. Phillips II, 88, a lifelong resident of Baker City, OR, died July 17, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Fred was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Baker City, OR, to Wayne Everett Sr. and Ara Vatel (Chisum) Phillips. Fred grew up on the cattle ranch his grandfather acquired in 1905, where he remained most of his life, and attended Baker High School, New Mexico Military Institute, and the University of Oregon.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Federal project finds new uses for wild horses

by WLJ
What began as a pilot project for the U.S. Border Patrols Spokane, WA, Sector to use wild horses to patrol Americas borders is quickly becoming common practice for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in an initiative dubbed Project Noble Mustang.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Minnesota to host National Red Angus Convention

by WLJ
The 2009 national convention of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is headed north on Sept. 16-19 to the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in Mahnomen, MN. Red Angus producers from across the nation and Canada will convene to handle association business, learn about advancements in the breed, and socialize with other Red Angus breeders.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Feds will examine competition issues in agriculture industry

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Federal officials told farmers and academics earlier this month that they will take an unprecedented look at market concentration and transparency issues in agriculture through a series of planned workshops by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and USDA.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Stroberg Land & Cattle to host Kansas Ranch Field Day

by WLJ
A session on how the cattle industry is addressing challenges from animal rights groups will highlight the program Aug. 25 during a field day hosted by Stroberg Land Cattle at the Jon Mollhagen familys Reno Ranch near Hutchinson, KS. The host operation, owned by the David Stroberg family,.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Reach for the starch

by WLJ
Producers aiming for high-quality beef, take note: starch is a key at every step in the life of cattle. A recent study from the University of Illinois shows the level of starch in both growing and finishing diets can affect overall performance and final carcass merit.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Cool, wet summer good for grazing livestock

by WLJ
This year, Nebraska producers have had very good rain and cool temperatures so grasses are maturing a little more slowly than usual, said a University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) specialist. Thats good for grazing livestock.

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Friday, August 7,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A research project funded by the beef checkoff will try to ascertain how fat is deposited both inside and outside muscle tissue. Scientists at Texas AM University, the University of Idaho, and Texas Tech University submitted the proposal, titled Regulation of Marbling Development in Beef Cattle by Specific Fatty Acids.

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Friday, August 7,2009

Vesicular stomatitis quarantine lifted in Texas

by WLJ
Texas animal health officials have lifted a quarantine on a ranch in Starr County where horses have recovered from vesicular stomatitis (VS), a virus that occurs sporadically in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and other western states.

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