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Friday, July 10,2009

Get on board for the 2009 Montana Red Angus Tour

by WLJ
Montana Red Angus Breeders invite you to tour our cattle Aug. 29-30. The 2009 tour will be hosted by the breeders in southwestern Montana in the beautiful Gallatin and Madison counties. This tour will be loaded with fantastic cattle, good food, entertainment, and prizes.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Court supports sheep producers claim

by WLJ
Reports outlining the findings and conclusions on the risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep submitted by the Risk Assessment Disease Transmission (RADT) Committee and the Payette Principles Committee are not to be used by the U.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Weed problems common this year in Texas pastures

by WLJ
Farmers and ranchers are seeing more weeds both common and unusual varietiesthis year, according to Vanessa Corriher, Texas AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist based at Overton, TX. Corriher said producers can expect to have more problems with weeds this year because high fertilizer costs limited their use in many pastures last year.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Theres money in managing manurewhen its done right

by WLJ
New and expanding swine production facilities in North Carolina are required to use manure management systems that meet the strictest environmental performance standards in the nation.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

USDA to revamp brucellosis plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a tentative proposal regarding brucellosis that, if enacted, could drastically change the way the disease is managed in the U.S. The proposal is actually a revised version of a plan that was first released last fall,

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Sen. Dean Florezs, D-Shafter, latest attempt to limit the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture was set to be heard last Wednesday before the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Spraying invasive weeds doesnt always pay

by WLJ
Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, MT, and colleagues conducted the study. Data they collected 16 years after a one-time aerial spraying of herbicide showed that the invasive leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L).

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting succeeds by all measures

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting held June 17-18 in West Point, Wisner and Beemer, NE, was successful by any measure, NC leaders said. Weather cooperated for all the outdoor activities which included golf, an industry tour, and childrens activities.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Shedding light on fescue toxicosis

by WLJ
New research from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university colleagues is shedding light on the relationship between chemical compounds and fescue toxicosis a disease that affects grazing animals and costs the U.S. cattle industry an estimated $600 million annually.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Ranch homework for feedlot partnerships

by WLJ
There are thousands of feedlots, and hundreds could work for you, so finding the best partner can be a problem, especially the first time. Once you add up your needs, however, that formula should narrow the field.

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