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Friday, September 12,2014

Japanese ag students visit Wyoming ranch

by WLJ
Seventeen-year-old Japanese high school students Takanori Yokoyama and Takuya Shiga of Fukushima Prefecture have discovered they are not that different from the teenage boys they’ve met in Cheyenne, WY.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Breeding soundness exams render better lambing, kidding seasons

by WLJ
“Infertility or inability to breed can happen because of health problems, structural unsoundness, rams too fat or too thin, or it can be impaired semen quality,” Neary said. “Also, rams can become temporarily infertile due to a high body temperature.”.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Guest Opinion

Mapping the truth

by WLJ
Since releasing our proposal in March to better protect clean water, there have been some questions raised in the press, most recently about maps that use data developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Fish & Wildlife Service and show locations and flow patterns of many of the nation’s waterways.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Fall forage conditions and cattle production

by WLJ
The bulk of summer is past and forage conditions are improved for cattle production in many parts of the country. The latest pasture and range conditions indicate that overall range and pasture conditions in the U.S. are 20 percent poor and very poor compared to 31 percent last year and an average of 33.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Using ultrasound to market and manage cows and heifers

by WLJ
Due to ultrasound technology’s ability to detect pregnancy as early as 27 days after conception, Salverson said cows and heifers can be diagnosed open a month or more earlier than by palpation.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Manure storage options for small farms: spread or store

by WLJ
Small farms can choose to spread or store manure. Most small livestock or horse farms are handling solid manures usually with some form of bedding— straw, wood shavings, sawdust, etc.

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Friday, September 5,2014

The FarmerÔs Daughter: an agriculture info series

by WLJ
office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. The series is designed to provide information and training on a variety of farm management topics that will cater directly to farm women. Women with any level of experience in farm management or with any degree of farm involvement are invited to attend.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Cow/calf producers could add revenue through cost-effective calf management

by WLJ
A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Producers urged to enroll by Oct. 1

by WLJ
The USDA is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Free online Beef Quality Assurance certification

by WLJ
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., the beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is again offering free online BQA Certification for approximately two months. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students from Sept.

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