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Friday, February 10,2012

Sage grouse comment period extended by BLM

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The conversation on sage grouse isn’t over yet. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have extended the comment period on their proposed ruling until March 23. They are seeking public comment regarding topics that should be addressed in the evaluation of sage grouse issues.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Animal rights activists hold reins of Whole Foods´ welfare group

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
GAP and its six-step (Steps 1 through 5, with an additional “5 ” step) ranking system for farm animal welfare was created and embraced by Whole Foods Markets as their standard in meat.

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Friday, February 3,2012

New school lunch standards downplay meat, add fruits and vegetables

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
USDA Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack and First Lady Michelle Obama announced last week improved nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are coming soon. According to US- DA, this move will be the first of its kind in over 15 years.

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Friday, February 3,2012

Far West real estate draws recreational buyers

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Far West real estate markets in states like California and Oregon are picking up slowly but surely. High grain prices and the need for grazing land are driving some buyer interest, but recreational buyers are opening up new market opportunities for ag properties in the west.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Cattle on feed up 3 percent from 2011

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Last week’s USDA-issued cattle on feed report was in keeping with earlier predictions. Cattle on feed were up; placements were down due to reduced supplies of feeder cattle. Fed cattle marketings were down slightly with one less trading day which put the marketing rate in line with projections.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Stock show ends with top ten all-time attendance

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The 106th National Western Stock Show (NWSS) ended Sunday, Jan. 22, with strong numbers throughout the 16 days. Opening day started with a bang as Colorado Champions faced off against the World Champions in the first ever Colorado vs. the World rodeo. Over 44,000 people attended opening day, making it the second biggest in history.

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Friday, January 27,2012

State cattle associations get new leadership in the West

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The new year has brought with it new leadership in several of the state cattle or livestock groups associated with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association..

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Friday, January 20,2012

Hay availability low, prices high

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Winter feeding and the headache of procuring hay is here. And if you’re looking for hay in the droughtstricken Southwest, it’s probably more like a migraine. With the hardships faced by many states in the western half of the country and the increased demand for hay during the winter months, resources are stretched thin and costs are up accordingly.

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Friday, January 20,2012

21 Gun Salute for American troops

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The Red Angus bull was donated by Cross Diamond Cattle Co. with all of his Dec. 12 sale proceeds going to the All-American Beef Battalion (AABB). AABB is an organization dedicated to honoring American military service members by, among other things, serving them American beef prior to deployment and upon return home.

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Friday, January 20,2012

Beef checkoff launches educational game for consumers

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The Beef Checkoff Program recently released a new, eye-catching attempt at consumer education—Cow Chow. The mini-game is a 10-question interactive quiz on what cattle eat. The quiz-game comes complete with a cowboy-hat-wearing character and short video clips showing life from a cow’s (or steer’s) perspective.

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