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Friday, September 12,2014

Tour shows options for young producers

by WLJ
“The Iowa Beef Center, via the Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network, is proud to host the free tour on Thursday, Sept. 25,” said Patrick Wall, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Program Specialist.

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Friday, September 12,2014

On beef animal welfare views, U.S. public vs. cattle producers

by WLJ
A main goal of research in any area is to address a knowledge or information gap. Although prior research has addressed the issue of animal welfare in certain areas—the swine and egg industries as examples—limited research currently exists comparing...

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Friday, September 12,2014

Body Condition Scores are a great tool for the beef cow herd

by WLJ
For many years, astute cattle producers have been visually apprasing their livestock. Body Condition Score (BCS) needs to be a visual appraisal tool that all beef cow/calf producers know how to use. Most producers do not weigh the cows on a regular basis, so being able to look at them and evaluate them is a must.

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Friday, September 12,2014

MT's Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations

by WLJ
“We encourage all to reflect on notable contributions to our western heritage and help us celebrate by nominating those from your community you believe serve as an example for next generation.”.

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Friday, September 12,2014

July meat export volume lower; value still on record pace

by WLJ
U.S. red meat exports slowed in July, the first time this year that year-over-year export volumes were lower for both beef and pork. But 2014 exports remain on a strong pace, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Friday, September 12,2014

Cattle, beef trade reacts to U.S. market situation

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International cattle and beef markets are reacting as expected to record U.S. market prices. The latest monthly trade data for July confirms that beef exports are declining; and beef and cattle imports are increasing as markets adjust to shrinking U.S. beef and cattle supplies.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Japanese ag students visit Wyoming ranch

by WLJ
Seventeen-year-old Japanese high school students Takanori Yokoyama and Takuya Shiga of Fukushima Prefecture have discovered they are not that different from the teenage boys they’ve met in Cheyenne, WY.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Breeding soundness exams render better lambing, kidding seasons

by WLJ
“Infertility or inability to breed can happen because of health problems, structural unsoundness, rams too fat or too thin, or it can be impaired semen quality,” Neary said. “Also, rams can become temporarily infertile due to a high body temperature.”.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Guest Opinion

Mapping the truth

by WLJ
Since releasing our proposal in March to better protect clean water, there have been some questions raised in the press, most recently about maps that use data developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Fish & Wildlife Service and show locations and flow patterns of many of the nation’s waterways.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Fall forage conditions and cattle production

by WLJ
The bulk of summer is past and forage conditions are improved for cattle production in many parts of the country. The latest pasture and range conditions indicate that overall range and pasture conditions in the U.S. are 20 percent poor and very poor compared to 31 percent last year and an average of 33.

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