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Friday, January 23,2015

Concerns feeding energy supplements with low quality forages

by WLJ
“Unfortunately, high energy, low protein feedstuffs do not stimulate the positive responses in fiber digestion by ruminants that a protein supplement does. In fact, with feedstuffs that are high in starch, meaning any kind of grain, we typically see a negative effect on fiber utilization,” Olson said.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Preventing calf scours

by WLJ
Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Researchers trace 'superbug' genes

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They want to determine where infectious organisms originate and how they move through the food system and environment to people. The study, funded with $2.25 million from the USDA, is one of the largest of its kind and is enabled by recent advances in DNA sequencing technology.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Addressing weak calf syndrome

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The word “syndrome” can be defined as a concurrence, a pattern of events occurring together due to known or unknown causes. When veterinarians use the word, it usually means the latter.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Starlings are a costly problem for producers

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“During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service Dairy Specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle feeding areas provide these sources.

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Friday, January 23,2015

USDA's Excellence in Extension award

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Kallenbach received the Excellence in Extension Award at the November 2014 meeting of the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities in Orlando, FL. The award, from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension System, goes to an extension professional showing visionary leadership and programming impact.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Lawsuits against USWFS not included in report

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The recently-released Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report came to the conclusion that environmental litigation has had “limited” effect on the actions of federal agencies. A couple environmental litigation groups, particularly the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), hailed this as vindication against “right-wing fearmongering.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Experts predict growing water supply uncertainty

by WLJ
A combination of population growth, increasing environmental demands and climate change poses longterm questions for water availability, particularly in the western U.S.

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Friday, January 23,2015

What is BQA and why should I consider certification?

by WLJ
ers. Quality means producing and providing a beef product that is wholesome and safe, but it also means providing a product that is going to deliver a desirable eating experience.

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Friday, January 23,2015

FAO food price index drops in December

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This year-on-year drop came despite FAO’s subindex for meat rising to an all-time high annual average of 199 points, up 8.1 percent from 2013. Cereals, by contrast, dropped 12.5 percent from the previous year, buoyed by forecasts of record production and ample inventories.

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