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Friday, January 22,2010

Montana group broadcasts message about ranching, conservation

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Open a magazine or switch on the television these days and it’s not unlikely that you’ll see an ad or an article that puts a negative spin on the cattle industry. Whether it’s animal rights activists, radical environmental groups, or global warming alarmists who are behind it, there is no shortage of misinformation about ranchers and

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Friday, January 15,2010

Video educates public on the benefits of ranching, grazing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Youve got to tell your story. Lately, these are the buzzwords that ranchers have been hearing in industry media, from local cattlemens associations, at conferences, and in classrooms.

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Thursday, December 24,2009

Conference brings ranchers, scientists to Nevada

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Despite blizzards and snarled air traffic nationwide, a diverse crowd of cattle producers, range scientists and government agency employees from across the country turned out to attend last week’s Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV.

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Friday, December 4,2009

New veterinary treatment offers promise for wound care, infections

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers are always looking to add another weapon to their arsenal of treatments for infection in horses and cattle. Wounds, pink eye, abscesses, skin infections, and many other conditions can compromise performance and be costly to treat.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Nevada horse gather on hold

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
A major wild horse gather in the Calico Mountain and Black Rock Desert area in northern Nevada, originally scheduled for Dec. 1, has been postposed until the 28th following the joint filing of a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by In Defense of Animals (IDA) and ecologist Craig Downer.

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Monday, November 30,2009

New packing facility scheduled to open in Arizona

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Tri-Western Meat Packing, Inc. is scheduled to open a new slaughter and packing facility in Willcox, AZ, approximately 80 miles east of Tucson, AZ. Operation of the facility, which will be housed in a former apple warehouse, is anticipated to begin in three to four months, according to local media. Although the plant will be able to handle

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Friday, November 13,2009

Nevada burro gather proves old methods still work

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge lies in remote northwestern Nevada, a sprawling expanse of over half a million acres of high desert landscape. Flat-topped mesas rise precipitously off the sagebrush flats, and jagged rimrock punctuates the horizon.

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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, 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 16,2009

Nevada organizations find common ground in objecting to ROAM act

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers and public lands advocates can take inspiration from a group of politically-minded Nevadans who banded together to take on the ROAM act which is currently awaiting vote in the Senate.

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