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Friday, July 10,2009

Theres money in managing manurewhen its done right

by WLJ
New and expanding swine production facilities in North Carolina are required to use manure management systems that meet the strictest environmental performance standards in the nation.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Fed cattle market rallies, trade $1-2 higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week was expected to be on the upswing after the market fundamentals took a turn for the better and prices rallied on tighter showlists of market-ready cattle and an improvement in the June contract ahead of expiration.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Sen. Dean Florezs, D-Shafter, latest attempt to limit the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture was set to be heard last Wednesday before the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Spraying invasive weeds doesnt always pay

by WLJ
Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, MT, and colleagues conducted the study. Data they collected 16 years after a one-time aerial spraying of herbicide showed that the invasive leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L).

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting succeeds by all measures

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting held June 17-18 in West Point, Wisner and Beemer, NE, was successful by any measure, NC leaders said. Weather cooperated for all the outdoor activities which included golf, an industry tour, and childrens activities.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Shedding light on fescue toxicosis

by WLJ
New research from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university colleagues is shedding light on the relationship between chemical compounds and fescue toxicosis a disease that affects grazing animals and costs the U.S. cattle industry an estimated $600 million annually.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Ranch homework for feedlot partnerships

by WLJ
There are thousands of feedlots, and hundreds could work for you, so finding the best partner can be a problem, especially the first time. Once you add up your needs, however, that formula should narrow the field.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Victor Leo LaGrande, Vic, age 91, was a cowboy, farmer, and cattleman all his life in the Williams, CA, area. He passed away peacefully June 25, 2009. Born March 11, 1918, he was one of nine children born to Joseph and Adeline LaGrande. Vic was patriarch to one of the countrys long-standing farming and ranching families.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company donates $88,000 to University Farm Meats Laboratory

by WLJ
An $88,000 donation from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will enhance the handson learning opportunities at California State University (CSU), Chicos Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center, commonly called the University Farm, by providing funding to purchase a smokehouse oven and sausage-making equipment for the Meats Laboratory.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Manure management conference set Sept. 29-30 in Austin, TX

by WLJ
Its been 10 years since the last manure management conference, Mukhtar said. Since that time, there have been major advances in technology to help manage animal manure and process generated wastewater.

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