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Friday, March 6,2009

Keep your horse warm this winter

by WLJ
Even though winter is trailing off, horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Ser- vvice equine specialist Car- rrie Hammer. Horse owners have sev- eeral ways to do that. One of them is giving the horses shelter.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Free seminar for horse owners on foaling and foal care

by WLJ
Dr. Patrick McCue, director of the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Reproduction Laboratory, will host ?Saving Foals: A Horse Owner?s Guide to Foaling and Foal Care? from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center at CSU?s James L.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Groups collaborate to research improving alfalfa

by WLJ
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Forage Genetics International, LLC, a Land O?Lakes subsidiary, have entered into a multiyear research collaboration focused on improving alfalfa for a broad range of applications, including forage, silage and industrial uses.

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Friday, March 6,2009

NRCS reopens two grant program application periods

by WLJ
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced submission of proposal applications for the 2009 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) has been reopened until April 1, 2009. The previous deadline to submit applications was March 2.

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Friday, March 6,2009

AFBF: Bold action on tariffs would help stop global slide

by WLJ
Global economic downturns and protectionist trade policies do not mix. That is a lesson made clear by the mistakes of depression-era trade policies of the early 20th century. To halt a global march toward similar flawed policies during the 21st century, the U.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Texas trichomoniasis program adopted

by WLJ
Beginning April 1, 2009, breeding bulls entering Texas from any other state must be either 24 months of age or younger and certified as a virgin, or be tested negative for cattle trichomoniasis within 30 days prior to entry.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Challenges of neonatal calf scours and fluid therapy

by WLJ
The newborn calf has many challenges to face as it begins to live on its own. The first of these challenges is a change in environment. If a calf can get beyond the challenge of finding its feet and finding mom?s teat, there is a good chance it will be able to handle life.

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Friday, February 27,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Calving time is imminent. This is easy to see as the cows settle into the final weeks of gestation. Cows are a bit slower to get up. Their movement is not as decisive and the placement of feet is more careful. There is a noticeable decrease in the willingness to jockey for the pecking order.

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Friday, February 27,2009

KAYS korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Supporters of mandator y Country of Origin Labeling (mCOOL) and opponents of further consolidation of the beef processing sector sure have a lot to cheer about. The mCOOL boosters now have the ear of our new Agriculture secretary, who has asked the meat industry to voluntarily adopt three practices stricter than those laid out in USDAs final rule.

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Friday, February 27,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Tyson Foods Inc., the worlds largest meat producer, said recently it will issue $500 million in notes and it plans to arrange a new $1 billion line of credit. The company announced that the $500 million in unsecured senior notes would be due 2014.

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