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Skill set will dictate receiving protocol The need for skilled operators to take naïve, light or unhealthy cattle to the next level is as strong as it has ever been with tight supplies, expensive antibiotics and high feed costs.
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Reader Survey Results 2013  
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The risks to early grazing of tall larkspur
Larkspurs (Delphinium spp.) are abundant native plants found on foothill and mountain rangelands in most Western states.
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Bonds Ranch stakes a return on investment in stocker cattle
To many people, color, breed and genetics play a large factor into the cattle they buy. But at the end of the day, these traits may not equal the highest profit.
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Trichomoniasis – the disease that won’t go away
Trichomoniasis is one disease that likes to sneak into a herd.
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Managing cow costs on the ranch
Whether in good times or in bad, be it with high prices or low – today’s rancher knows that a profit depends not on what comes out of the cattle, but mostly what goes in.
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Bundy’s rebellion a dangerous road for ranchers PDF Print E-mail

The national news media apparently have the American public convinced that a confrontation boiling over in the Nevada desert between ranchers and the feds actually reflects the hostility between all cattlemen and the government.

Nevada Cattlemen Association issues statement on Bundy PDF Print E-mail

In a statement released Wednesday, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association gave extended comments on the controversial cattle gather in southern Nevada involving the Bureau of Land Management and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying it does not condone actions to break federal laws.

States prepare to fight listing of lesser prairie chicken PDF Print E-mail

prairie chickenOfficials from southwestern states are gearing up to battle the federal government over a new round of fowl language.

Judge rules 'pink slime' lawsuit against ABC News can proceed PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 March 2014 16:10

A South Dakota circuit court judge has ruled that Beef Products Inc. can proceed with its $1.2 billion lawsuit against ABC and its news department for its 2012 coverage referring to its beef product as “pink slime.”

Whittier appointed to lead UNL Panhandle research center PDF Print E-mail

Jack Whittier
Dr. Jack Whittier, an associate professor and extension beef specialist at Colorado State University, will be the new research and extension director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center and the Panhandle Extension District, starting June 1.

"We are very pleased to bring a seasoned research and extension professional to the Panhandle," said Dr. Chuck Hibberd, dean and director of UNL's extension.

Leading the 'perfect life': HSUS Confidential PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 March 2014 10:26

“Our metric at [the Humane Society of the United States] is not whether you’re leading a perfect life and not eating animal products, but rather forward progress. Are you living consciously, and doing better – and that’s what most farmers would argue is their duty.”  —Wayne Pacelle, HSUS

Last week I attended an event hosted by the New America Foundation where speakers including Wayne Pacelle, Christopher Leonard (author of the new book "The Meat Racket"), members of HSUS’ new "agriculture councils" and others were speakers on the agenda.



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