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Friday, March 6,2009

Gelbvieh Board approves policy to eliminate AM gene

by WLJ
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors recently approved an aggressive plan and policy to eliminate the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) gene from the Gelbvieh herdbook. AM is a genetic defect found in certain lines of Angus cattle.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Farm Bureau responds to action on water shortage

by WLJ
Responding to Gov. Schwarzenegge r?s announcement to take actions to mitigate community and farm impacts due to water shortages, the president of the state?s largest farm organization, Doug Mosebar of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said recently that the action will help.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship awarded

by WLJ
The 14th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship was selected at the Annual Cowman?s Classic All Breed Bull Sale on Feb. 21 at Spokane, WA. This year?s recipients were Mariah Mielke of Davenport, WA ? 1st Runner Up ($250), and Julie Jeske of Royal City, WA ? First Place ($500).

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Friday, March 6,2009

Cattle inventory lowest since 1959

by WLJ
A recent USDA report revealed the smallest cattle inventory in the last 50 years, said Darrell Mark, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension livestock marketing specialist.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Colorado?s beef exports make history

by WLJ
The beef industry is the largest segment of Colorado?s agricultural industry, accounting for more than half the state?s total cash receipts from livestock and crop production.

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Friday, March 6,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
Travis and Katie Krein and family held their annual spring bull sale on a nice February day in northwestern Ne- braska. This breeding program focuses on the ?ideal? Angus female, moderate frame, easy fleshing, feminine and highly productive. These bulls reflected the program easy fleshing, moderate size with muscle and extremely uniform.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Keep your horse warm this winter

by WLJ
Even though winter is trailing off, horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Ser- vvice equine specialist Car- rrie Hammer. Horse owners have sev- eeral ways to do that. One of them is giving the horses shelter.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Free seminar for horse owners on foaling and foal care

by WLJ
Dr. Patrick McCue, director of the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Reproduction Laboratory, will host ?Saving Foals: A Horse Owner?s Guide to Foaling and Foal Care? from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center at CSU?s James L.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Groups collaborate to research improving alfalfa

by WLJ
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Forage Genetics International, LLC, a Land O?Lakes subsidiary, have entered into a multiyear research collaboration focused on improving alfalfa for a broad range of applications, including forage, silage and industrial uses.

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Friday, March 6,2009

NRCS reopens two grant program application periods

by WLJ
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced submission of proposal applications for the 2009 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) has been reopened until April 1, 2009. The previous deadline to submit applications was March 2.

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