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Friday, January 2,2015

A new beginning after 42 years ringside

by WLJ
They say that all good things must come to an end, and so it is that I announce my retirement from Western Livestock Journal. After 42 years of traveling, I have decided to call it a day. I can’t tell you how hard a decision this was and yet I knew it was one I had to make.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Why all the fuss about body condition?

by WLJ
Why is it that nearly every article on beef cow nutrition seems to focus on body condition? Surely with all the advanced knowledge and research that has been done over the years we have something better to go on than a visual estimation of body fat on a cow to evaluate the success or failure of nutritional status.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Body condition score at calving is the key to young cow success

by WLJ
Research data sets have shown conclusively that young cows that calve in thin body condition but regain weight and condition going into the breeding season do not rebreed at the same rate as those that calve in good condition and maintain that condition into the breeding season.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Research links red meat sugar to cancer in mice

by WLJ
Generally speaking, the researchers, led by Ajit Varki, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicineof the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, investigated the effects of a characteristic chemical compound in red meat on tumor generation in mice.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Pondering the 2015 cattle markets

by WLJ
Cattle and beef markets are finishing 2014 at or near record levels, which is the way the year began…at or near record levels. However the advance in prices has been much more dramatic in 2014. Retail beef prices are up 15-20 percent, following a 5-6 percent year- over-year increase in 2013.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Three-year study looks at impact of cold weather on calves

by WLJ
Ranchers have asked that question during many springs and veterinarians have speculated for years. The debate rages on! This is obviously a difficult subject to research because you cannot have a “control” group of cows to compare to a “treatment” group that is exposed to a cold winter while still running on the same pasture.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Beef options to inspire operators for protein-powered kidsā menus

by WLJ
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has announced that the Beef Checkoff Program has become a sponsor of the Association’s award-winning Kids Live Well program, a voluntary industry-wide initiative designed to help make the healthful choice the easy choice when dining out with children.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Cover crops for soil health, water, yields

by WLJ
Growers who plant cover crops—including oilseed radish, cereal rye, Austrian winter pea and crimson clover—can also expect to reduce soil erosion and cut down on nutrient losses, according to Jim Hoorman, a soil expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Red clover as a cover crop, benefits and management

by WLJ
dry matter per acre. This is an extremely high amount. It also offers the variability of using medium red clover or mammoth clover to decide the timeframe in which the dry matter is applied to the field. • Weed suppressor—Once.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Study: preserving the soil´s health

by WLJ
The five-year study provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service with science-based information needed to develop incentives for wheat farmers to change from traditionaltillage fallow practices to undercutter-tillage or no-till fallow systems.

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