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Commentary: Genetic diversity in beef cattle is a good thing
Let me preface this column by saying the world always is changing and the beef industry is not immune to those changes. As a beef industry, if producers only read and visit about beef production and associated issues, the industry eventually will fail. That is not to say the activities that will replace the beef industry are better, but ignorance of change results in change.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife
Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programs to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report found on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Israel leads the way in dairy technology
Decades ago Israeli dairy farmers confronted a quandary - how could they provide milk to a fast-growing population in a country that is two-thirds desert, with little grazing land? They turned to technology, developing equipment that boosted output - from cooling systems to milk meters and biometrics - and have made Israeli cows the most productive in the world.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Student gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park
A Taiwanese exchange student visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming with her host family was gored by a bison while turning to have her picture taken, the National Park Service said Saturday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Shrouded in secrecy, one of Africa's biggest land deals stalls
Malian farmer Balima Coulibaly and his fellow villagers watched with dread as 100,000 hectares of fertile land they have farmed for generations were handed to Libyan investors with no discussion about the impact on their impoverished communities.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Implement a pre-breeding nutritonal push for cows
Attention needs to turn to the cows and ponder if they are ready for breeding. Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Add options with annual forages
In many areas of South Dakota, the pasture acres are in short supply. This, coupled with the fact that precipitation so far this growing season is below normal has cattle producers looking for additional feed resources.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - - News

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Great Western Cattle Trail brought Texas Longhorns to the High Plains
Spring and summer are perfect seasons to learn more about the region’s agricultural heritage. One of the best places to learn the “western” traditions is at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, S.D.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Montana Stockgrowers seeking applications for Environmental Stewardship Award
Do you know a Montana rancher who is a leader in stewardship and sustainability, implementing conservation practices to ensure the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their operation? Encourage them to apply for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award, presented by the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). Applications for the 2015 award are due June 30.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Have a plan to manage cowherd subgroups
Spotty spring rains are helping relieve dry conditions. But there will always be a ranch short of moisture, so planning for the dry days is critical. But the real challenge with the implementation of a long-term grazing plan and developing stocking rate reductions based on seasonal moisture is that cattle are not easy to gather.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Hardy cattle beef up Zimbabwe farmers’ incomes
Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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NDSU grad fills newly formed livestock environmental stewardship position
Miranda Meehan had her first herd of 15 cattle while she was still in high school. "It was my responsibility to take care of them," she said. "I had to help purchase feed and vaccines, pay for vet bills. And I showed them so I had to get them prepared for shows and all those responsibilities. I spent hours out in the barn."
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Hardy cattle beef up Zimbabwe farmers' incomes
NKAYI, Zimbabwe - Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals. The calf is a special cross-breed that is helping Ncube, 42, realize his dream of improving his herd and his income.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Partnership evident in food and energy production
BISMARCK, N.D. — Earth Day, which was celebrated April 22 probably means something different to every individual. For farmers, ranchers and coal miners, the day is a reminder that we are an important part of North Dakota’s landscape, and we depend on one another to make our communities sustainable for our children’s future.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - - News

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Feed sorghum crops as alternatives to corn
The combination of poor margins for row crops and the threat of continued dry conditions are prompting many producers to re-evaluate cropping plans. Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist, encourages them to consider crops like sorghum which require fewer inputs and use water more efficiently.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Lack of moisture good for calving, bad for pastures
This spring might have provided the perfect weather for calving, but the lack of moisture out on the range has cattle producers worried about forage production this growing season, says Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Suspected cattle rustlers kill 45 in northwest Kenya
ISIOLO, Kenya - Suspected cattle rustlers ambushed and killed at least 45 people in a village in northwest Kenya, then drove away hundreds of livestock, a regional administrator said.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Alternative cow-calf production systems
Ranchers face two competing economic realities today, says Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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NDSU extension: Livestock producers need stocking rate reduction plan
Livestock producers should have a drought management plan in place prior to pasture turnout in case drought persists into the growing season this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock and rangeland specialists say.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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More cattle placed in U.S. feedlots in March than expected
CHICAGO - The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots last month was higher than expected due to an increase in the number of cattle that had grazed on pastures over the past few months, a government report showed on Friday.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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