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Friday, March 14,2014

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Tom was the second of four children (Julia, Tom, Marcy Kirby and Mary Kirby) and grew up in Boise. His father owned Davis Packing Plant in Garden City, and the family lived near the plant. Dad loved living among the Chinese in Garden City and often shared a meal with them.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Guest Opinion

by WLJ
The ongoing debate concerning the possible ESA (Endangered Species Act) listing of sage grouse brings many different issues to mind, such as how do we, as a community, influence the decision so as to retain our property rights and in many cases the...

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Friday, March 14,2014

Beef Bits

by WLJ
Safeway Inc. has agreed to be acquired by the investor group that owns Albertsons, and be merged with the latter supermarket chain, the companies said in a press release. The combination will create the country’s second-largest dedicated supermarket chain, behind Kroger.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Comparing Methods of Pregnancy Testing

by WLJ
There are several advantages and disadvantages to each of the three methods of pregnancy testing. In some instances using a combination of these methods within a herd may be a valuable tool to accomplish marketing goals..

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Friday, March 14,2014

Social media campaign targets digital leader South Korea

by WLJ
When it comes to Internet connectivity, personal computer usage and access to smart phones, South Korea is right at the top of the list.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Tools for beef producers

by WLJ
Record high cattle prices early this year mean there’s that much more at stake for the 2014 breeding season, according to Kansas State University Beef Reproduction Specialist Sandy Johnson. She is reminding producers of tools that are available to help choose optimal breeding systems and implement them successfully.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Vilsack defends COOL rule; trade goes two ways

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack vigorously defended country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for red meat to the National Farmers Union last Monday, but he also warned that restrictions on meat imports need to be science-based if the United States is to continue to win export markets.

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Friday, March 14,2014

AI programs require attention to detail

by WLJ
• Temperament. Temperament will vary among animals and is both a safety and production (growth, reproduction, carcass quality) issue. Recent work done at Oregon State has reported a correlation between temperament and pregnancy success.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Forage quality starts with the planning process, not the finished product

by WLJ
Last summer while making farm calls on some of the best farms and hay producers in my area, I decided to ask each farmer what was the most important thing or things that made them stand out.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Extension provides farm bill education

by WLJ
Information about the Agricultural Act of 2014 is being provided to producers and other ag-related professionals through a series of nationally broadcast webinars hosted by specialists from University of Wyoming (UW) Extension and six western states..

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