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Friday, May 1,2009

Consider vaccinating for anthrax now

by WLJ
This springs flooding in the northern Plains increases the probability that anthrax will appear this summer. Producers should seriously consider vaccinating their animals before spring turnout this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Livestock grazing not at odds, could aid grassland conservation efforts

by WLJ
On grasslands of the western Great Plains, livestock grazing typically outranks conservation efforts for rangeland managers. But these two conflicting issues could have a mutually beneficial solution, according to a new research article. In the current issue of Rangeland Ecology Management,.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Checkoff targets restaurants to help move middle meats

by WLJ
The restaurant (foodservice) channel is integral to beef producers business and livelihood. Figures from the National Restaurant Association indicate that consumers divide their food spending equally between foodservice and retail.

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Friday, May 1,2009

IBBA hosts inaugural Global Brangus Roundup

by WLJ
The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) hosted the inaugural Global Brangus Roundup on March 8, 2009, a one-day event held immediately after the 2009 IBBA Convention.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Genetics and marbling in beef

by WLJ
Marbling drives valuebased beef marketing. How to infuse enough of this quality-grade potential into herd geneticsor even how much is enoughhas remained something of a mystery. Thats partly because of the wide range of research results and advice, along with a segmented supply chain and erratic market signals.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Infection puts humans at risk

by WLJ
A number of calves are suffering from cryptosporidiosis this spring, which can put their handlers at risk.

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Friday, May 1,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
Auctioneer: Jerry Lehman Ty Malek, Dan Konen, Tom Carlisle and Gary Gilbert held their first joint Big Sky Classic sale this year at the fairgrounds in Fort Benton. The quality, well-bred offering drew a large crowd, selling at mostly steady prices throughout the sale.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Hereford-Angus cross profitability proven

by WLJ
Using Hereford bulls on Angus-based cows will give producers advantages in profitability, cash flow, herd size, and retained female fertility and longevity, according to a recently completed study at Circle A Angus Ranch.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Conservation Reserve Program summits planned for Colorado producers

by WLJ
Gliko Longmeadow Dr. MT 59106 406-656-2515 406-860-3181 Northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, Dakota Program (CRP). CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, ag producers can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term resourceconserving covers on eligible farmland.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Winners named in AngusSource contest

by WLJ
Unwavering, resolute, committedpick one, because theyre all accurate descriptions of winners in the first quarter Angus- Source Carcass Challenge (ASCC). The top producers and feeders share a steady focus on raising and feeding superior cattle.

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