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Friday, August 28,2009

MSGA compiles book for December release

by WLJ
To commemorate its 125th anniversary, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is compiling a book featuring over 140 Montana ranches that are 100 years old or older.

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Friday, August 28,2009

Grazing conferences critical to understanding

by WLJ
Conferences that bring producers together with organizations that support them provide an opportunity for understanding, said a University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) college dean, speaking at the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney, NE.

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Friday, August 28,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
New Hollands new BR7090 Roll-Belt Specialty Crop Configuration round baler is designed for higher performance and durability in crop conditions that can challenge other balers. This baler features crop-specific technology that improves feeding and produces well-formed bales in cornstalks, as well as normal hay and straw crops.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Fed cattle rise to $83

by WLJ
Feedlot trade was slow last week as managers worked on their case for pushing prices higher after boxed beef prices posted light gains and packers ramped up their harvest levels at midweek. Asking prices were at $84 live and $132-134 dressed in most areas last Thursday with only light trade reported in Nebraska at $130 dressed.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Idaho cattle fall victim to selenium poisoning

by WLJ
Fifteen to 18 head of cattle grazing near the abandoned Lanes Creek phosphate mine in Caribou County, ID, died in early August from suspected acute selenium poisoning, the USDAs poisonous plant research lab in Logan, UT, reported recently.

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Friday, August 21,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Russia may remove from its list of eligible exporters 15 U.S. beef companies if officials in Washington, D.C., do not supply adequate information to guarantee they meet standards set forward by the Russian government, according to a report by the Interfax News Agency.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Industry doing a lot right, but has more work to do, says vet

by WLJ
Kansas State University (K-State) veterinarian Dan Thomson believes that the U.S. beef industry is doing a lot of things right when it comes to animal welfare but that theres plenty more work to do when it comes to perceptions and realities about animal welfare.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Researchers work to improve drought-resistant grass

by WLJ
Bluegrass hybrids ideal for pasture and for lawns could be developed faster using genetic markers developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.

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Friday, August 21,2009

CSU warns of pigeon fever

by WLJ
Equine owners should be extra vigilant for signs of pigeon fever in their horses, according to Colorado State University(CSU) veterinarians at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. A spike in reported cases of this infectious disease has been reported in the northern Front Range of Colorado.

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Friday, August 21,2009

AngusSource Carcass Challenge brings out the best

by WLJ
Mason Fleenor may squint a little when checking pens, but he certainly sees 20/20 when it comes to selecting top-quality cattle. The Iowa seedstock producer and manager of GG Genetics feedlot picked out 41 of his own steers to win the northeast regions AngusSource Carcass Challenge (ASCC) second quarter title for 2009, with 90.

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