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Friday, February 6,2015

New aphid hurts small grains

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is one of the most important and destructive diseases of small grain crops,” she said. “This particular aphid can feed on more than 30 different species of grasses and cereal crops, including corn and sorghum, although wheat and barley are reported to be its preferred hosts.

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Friday, February 6,2015

NMSU researchers use crowdfunding for Mexican wolf tracking experiments

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Researchers at New Mexico State University (NMSU) are seeking donations to fund a project that could help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) estimate the population of Mexican wolves in the country in a way that is faster, cheaper and more accurate than the current method of tracking.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Spirit of Colorado Agriculture showcased in winning photos

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The winners were selected based on relation to Colorado agriculture, creativity and technical quality. The grand prize winner is Travis Harvey of Castle Rock, CO, with his entry entitled “Day Break.” The winning photograph shows the morning sun beaming through the clouds onto a combine in a newly harvested field.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Record cattle prices, more feed drive herd expansion

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“These were led by recordhigh cattle prices in 2014, with finished cattle averaging near $155 per live hundredweight and Oklahoma 500-550-pound steer calves averaging $250,” Hurt said Tuesday (Feb. 3).

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Friday, February 6,2015

Food processing seminar offered

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The program consists of two phases. The first phase is the “Recipe to Reality” seminar, which helps attendees understand how the food industry works, the challenges they will encounter and the decisions they should make before starting a busi ness..

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Friday, February 6,2015

Deere announces factory workforce adjustments

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Deere & Company announced it will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. The actions include indefinite layoffs at five locations that build agricultural equipment as well as an extended inventory adjustment shutdown at another factory.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Red Angus: Without a doubt

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“When I was a young kid, we tried every breed you can think of. But since we went to Red Angus, we’ve never looked back. The Red Angus is really a good breed,” assured commercial rancher Ryan Pancheri from Howe, ID. And, from his experiences with different breeds, he would know.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Striving for beef excellence

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Morcom is the Assistant Feedmill Manager at the JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding yard near Gilcrest, CO. She is one of the only females in the company to do this job, and one of the youngest at only 23. “I can keep up with the boys and excel at one of the hardest, most demanding jobs on the feedlot.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Separating science from politics and marketing: new genetic selection tools

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implements a unique approach when developing genetic selection tools. In order to deliver the most reliable and unbiased data to Red Angus stakeholders,.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Herd Navigator Test

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To order the Herd Navigator test, producers must complete and submit the DNA order form found at redangus.org/genetics/dna-tools or call the National Office at 940/387-3502. Blood cards will be provided free of charge.

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