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Friday, February 20,2009

Prevention is primary focus with calf scours

by WLJ
Calf scours is one of the most frustrating experiences in a cow/calf operation. Actually, ?scours? is just the symptom of a disease that can be caused by many different bacteria and viruses. Adverse environmental factors can also contribute to an outbreak? cold, wet and muddy conditions are the most common culprits.

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Friday, February 20,2009

Winter weather tough on cattle, cattle producers

by WLJ
The extreme cold and record snowfall in parts of the northern Plains has been hard on cattle and cattle producers this winter. Cold stress increases the energy requirements of cattle, according to Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist.

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Friday, February 20,2009

SALE calendar

by WLJ
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Fed cattle market gains strength

by WLJ
The fed cattle market appeared to be set for a Friday deal last week as only light trade had developed in the north at $131 dressed. Analysts were calling the week?s action steady to as much as $1 higher when it developed. Packer margins were being squeezed last week and they were cutting production as a result.

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Friday, February 13,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
South Korea?s department stores are considering selling U.S. beef following local discount retailers? resumption of its sale in November last year. Lotte Department Store, the nation?s leading department store chain, is gearing up for the sale of U.S.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Ranching school offers valuable education

by WLJ
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announces an exciting opportunity for ranchers to learn valuable tips to help protect their ranching investments.

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Friday, February 13,2009

OSU hires specialist to address ranchers? needs

by WLJ
Oregon State University (OSU) has hired a recently graduated animal scientist from the University of Florida to conduct research on beef cattle and help address ranchers? needs. Reinaldo Cooke, who started in January, is based at OSU?s Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Plan now to find hay substitutes

by WLJ
This winter?s extreme cold and heavy snow have begun to take their toll on already short hay supplies, warns Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service beef cattle specialist. Cows are consuming 30 percent to 40 percent more hay than normal in some situations as they try to maintain body weight during the cold weather.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Carcass Ultrasound 101 Ultrasound contemporary groups

by WLJ
Though their importance is often overlooked, contemporary groups are truly the cornerstone of any genetic evaluation. Unfortunately, establishment of an ultrasound contemporary group is sometimes done improperly.

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Friday, February 13,2009

Arizona rancher faces $32 million lawsuit

by WLJ
In a case that could set a dangerous precedent for ranchers along the U.S./ Mexico border, Arizona rancher Roger Barnett was in court last week to fight a lawsuit filed by 16 illegal immigrants he apprehended on his 22,000-acre ranch, the Washington Times.

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