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Friday, June 13,2014

Emergency hay crop is a good alternative to prevented-planting

by WLJ
Acreage too wet to plant on time for most insured crops is again prevalent in North Dakota and Minnesota. An alternative some producers may want to consider is to not request a prevented-planting payment and instead seed a warm-season grass for hay later in June when the land dries enough to plant.

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Friday, June 13,2014

Beef market wants more Prime

by WLJ
Instead, a paradigm shift swept through the U.S. feeding industry: those last days on feed are not so inefficient because cattle are growing carcass weight to sell on value-based grids. Supporting factors included the growing use of beta-agonists and the shrinking supply of feeder cattle that made replacements more costly.

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Friday, June 13,2014

Sheep genome project completed

by WLJ
“The release of the sheep genome assembly is the culmination of a very large international effort,” acknowledges Noelle Cockett, Ph.D., Provost of Utah State University (USU) and Professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at USU.

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Friday, June 13,2014

Backfat, quality grade and the ideal beef end point

by WLJ
Traditionally, cattle feeders have estimated external fat thickness over the12th rib as one measure of finish, and although some research and carcass contests still ship cattle to the packer as soon as 0.3 inches, the norm has reached nearly twice that.

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Friday, June 13,2014

Economics of bull breeding exams

by WLJ
Annually, about 20-25 percent of bulls do not pass breeding soundness exams. After the harsh temperatures and wind chills experienced this past winter, many anticipate that number to increase due to frostbitten testicles and poor body condition. Under normal circumstances conducting breeding soundness exams on bulls is costeffective.

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Friday, June 13,2014

Watch your step: recognizing common hoof diseases

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Warmer weather and wet conditions can create the perfect environment for lameness-inducing bacterial infections in cattle. Gregg Hanzlicek, Veterinarian with Kansas State University’s (K-State’s) Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, shares his tips for preventing, identifying and treating two hoof diseases.

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Friday, June 13,2014

World's largest cattledog trial

by WLJ
But this is not just any trial—this is the National Cattledog Association (NCA) National Finals. And these are not just any dogs—these are the best cattledogs in the country. To be able to compete in this trial, these dogs and their handlers must qualify by placing in NCA-sanctioned trials held throughout the year across the US and Canada.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Obituary

by WLJ
He was devoted to his family and is survived by his son, Graham Kennedy DuBose, Jr., his daughter-in-law Sara DuBose and grandson Ford Wesley; his stepdaughter Pam Omohundro, her husband Dr. Luke Omohundro and daughters Charis and Sadie; his stepson Brian Rogers and his wife Dominic and children Brooke and Brandon; and Mister’s sister, Sue Ziemke.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Research shows strong demand for beef

by WLJ
(32 percent) of the total protein market share in foodservice. • 97 percent of restaurant operators feature beef on the menu. • Volume was up in every major beef category across the board, including steaks, roasts, ribs, ground beef and pre-cooked roast beef.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Range, pastures recovering from drought in many areas

by WLJ
Compared to a year ago, ranges and pastures in many areas of the Midwest such as southern and eastern Nebraska are looking better this year, according to Jerry Volesky, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research & Extension Center near North Platte, NE.

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