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Friday, May 9,2014

Saving the lesser prairie chicken: what landowners should know

by WLJ
Cumulative habitat loss, encroachment by invasive woody plants, wind energy development, petroleum production and the ongoing drought are just a handful of reasons why there are fewer lesser prairie chickens in the wild today, according to the U.S.

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Friday, May 9,2014

Plan your pastures and extend the grazing season

by WLJ
Give or take, spring is “green-up” time for grazing operations. The day the gate opens from the winter drylot is the most enjoyable day for many grazers. This begins the season when the livestock work for the producer instead of the other way around..

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Friday, May 9,2014

Science flashes warning signs on USDA Brazil proposal

by WLJ
Key facts about the Footand-Mouth Disease virus (FMDV) shape recommendations from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report.* The incubation period between infection and the onset of clinical signs ranges from 2-14 days, depending on dose, but most commonly is 3-5 days.

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Friday, May 9,2014

Reallocating agricultural resources: Ag Census 2012 summary

by WLJ
The 2012 Census of Agriculture was released May 2 by USDA. The five-year Census of Agriculture is not nearly as useful or important for the on-going operation and decision-making in agricultural industries as is the variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual data provided by USDA agencies.

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Friday, May 9,2014

ISU International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium is July 16-18

by WLJ
Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014.

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Friday, May 9,2014

Researchers look at temperamental cattle

by WLJ
Cattle classified as temperamental appear to be less susceptible to lung damage and related respiratory diseases and have decreased yield grades, but at the same time may produce lighter weight carcasses with decreased quality grade, according to...

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Friday, May 9,2014

U.S. beef, pork exports increase pace in March

by WLJ
The pace of U.S. beef and pork exports increased sharply in March, driven by double-digit increases to leading markets Mexico, the China/Hong Kong region and South Korea, according to statistics released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF).

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Friday, May 2,2014

2014 Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery inductee

by WLJ
Mrs. Bradley and her husband Bill purchased 3,300 acres in the Texas Panhandle in 1955 and began the Bradley 3 Ranch. These days, the expanded 10,000-acre Bradley 3 Ranch continues under the management of her daughter Mary Lou and son-in-law James Henderson.

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Friday, May 2,2014

Japan: The two nations will cooperate to aceelerate the discussions

by WLJ
Information is still hard to come by on agricultural trade details with Japan. U.S. official sources have been strangely mum on the whole affair, releasing only scant “information” with relatively little actual information involved. As with last week, the majority of the information on the talks’ outcomes came from Japanese rather than U.

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Friday, May 2,2014

Science flashes warning signs on USDA's Brazil proposal

by WLJ
The science shows that it is theoretically possible to achieve a negligible risk of fresh meat bringing FMD into the country—if a long list of practices, surveillances and procedures are optimally achieved at both cattle production and cattle slaughter levels.

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