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Monday, December 15,2014

Klamath Basin: A lesson in war tactics, bias, distortion

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Water’s for fighting, and if you’re going to fight and win, you need strategy. A few strategies famously used over the millennia have been “divide and conquer” and the old “Trojan horse” trick.

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Monday, December 15,2014

Understanding dietary needs, conflicts of range livestock, wildlife

by WLJ
A new research publication out of the University of Wyoming sheds some light on grazing competition between livestock and wildlife in the West. The difference in dietary needs of grazers, domestic and wild, can help inform rangeland management.

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Monday, December 15,2014

New spending, tax laws will affect rural West

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Last week, Congress was scheduled to make some big decisions just after print time. Late Thursday or Friday, Congress was expected to pass a spending measure to avoid a government “shutdown”—or, more accurately, “slowdown”—and possibly a tax extender package.

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Monday, December 15,2014

WY suit to force BLM to manage wild horses

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last week, the State of Wyoming filed suit against the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the federal government’s failure to appropriately manage wild horses in Wyoming. Wyoming announced its intent to sue in August.

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Monday, December 15,2014

Study: Killing wolves increases attacks

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The paper—“Effects of wolf mortality on livestock depredations”— was published in the open-source academic journal PLOS One at the beginning of December. The study the paper describes was conducted by Robert Wielgus and Kaylie Peebles of Washing State University using U.

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Monday, December 15,2014

Cattle, beef markets down across the board

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The cash fed trade was a surprise, in that it dribbled in throughout the week starting as early as Monday. Monday saw $259-260 dressed and $164 live in Nebraska, $164 live on Tuesday in Kansas, and then down to $255-256 dressed for some heavy cattle in the Cornbelt Wednesday.

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Monday, December 15,2014

Power of the purse

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Watching the federal government fund itself is always entertaining. This last $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill may be just about right because it seems that nobody is happy with it because they didn’t get everything they wanted. It always amazes me that Congress passes laws and then we go to battle to fund the law or not.

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Friday, December 12,2014

Beef Talk

Prepping for the bull-buying season

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
I am going to say this three times: A producer does not need to know all the mathematics, justifications or scientific “who done it” aspects of breed association expected progeny differences (EPDs). These EPDs are available to all purebred and commercial producers, so use them.

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Friday, December 12,2014

Former GMO critic‚s change of heart

by Chris Clayton - DTN
A British author and environmentalist, Lynas gained his reputation in the 1990s as a leader in European campaigns against genetically engineered crops. He helped build resistance to GMOs that remains entrenched in Europe today. There are online videos of Lynas throwing a pie at an author who wrote an environmental book Lynas and others opposed.

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Friday, December 12,2014

Recommendations for receiving cattle: health and nutrition

by WLJ
“Taking the proper steps to get calves off to the right start is paramount to the success of a cattle feeding operation. One of the most important decisions feedlots face is how to properly receive new cattle,” said Reid McDaniel, South Dakota State University (SD- SU) Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist.

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