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Friday, January 31,2014

Cutting grazing won’t reduce climate change

by WLJ
Some scientists argue that livestock, deer, elk and wild horses and burros exacerbate the effects of climate change on vegetation, soils, water and wildlife on western rangelands. As a result, they claim that removing or reducing these animals would alleviate the problem.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Winter's early start may increase hay demand

by WLJ
An early start to winter has caused many farms in the upper Midwest to reconsider whether they will have enough hay and other feeds to get their animals to spring. The summer of 2013 allowed many farms to replenish exhausted forage supplies that were caused by the drought the previous year.

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Friday, January 31,2014

NDSF offering scholarships

by WLJ
• NDSF Junior Scholarships, which are available to college sophomores who, among other criteria, are enrolled in a beef-related major at an accredited North Dakota college or university; • NDSF Legacy Scholarships, which are available to high school...

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Friday, January 31,2014

Learning through leadership conference

by WLJ
Pictured are (L to R) Jill Tregemba, Lawrence; Troy & Denise Nelson, Lewis; Ron Hazelton, McPherson; Samantha Kohman, Emporia; Darcy Henke, Emporia; Erin & Jared Petersilie, La Crosse; Michelle Busch, Scott City; John Sachse, Easton; Jamie Gudeman, Newton; Levi McBeth, Kingman; and Travis Litton, Newton.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Jr. Livestock Champions bring in record $322,000

by WLJ
The 2014 Auction of the Junior Livestock Champions during the National Western Stock Show in Denver brought in record numbers with the top eight animals’ total sales exceeding last year’s total by $43,500.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Arizona National Livestock Show 2014 scholarship deadline coming

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting youth and promoting livestock and agriculture to the public while preserving our western heritage. For more information, call the Arizona National office at 602/258-8568.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Donation supports installation of GrowSafe at Chico farm

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The College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico, received a donation of $50,000 from Green Valley Enterprises and Alturas Ranches to install six GrowSafe feeders at the University Farm.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Online youth animal care training modules

by WLJ
Although the cold temperatures are keeping youth inside, it is the perfect time to encourage young people to learn more about their large animal project. A variety of curriculum exists, in print as well as online, to teach youth about the project they are raising, and management strategies for maintaining human and animal health.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Application period open for weed control grants

by WLJ
ISM funds are awarded to state, federal and local entities as part of comprehensive local plans to control one or more of the major noxious weeds in Utah. Many previously funded projects target weed species that are highly invasive and greatly increase the risk of wildfires.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Researchers study BVDV, strive to develop new vaccine

by WLJ
Since 1996, the Agricultural Experiment Station researcher has been studying BVDV—how it occurs and what it does to sabotage the animal’s immune system. “It is an immune-suppressive disease,” he explains, making the animal vulnerable to pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.

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