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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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Report: Expanded ag drives deforestation
Expanding agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation around the world, and giving local residents greater control over forested land leads to better environmental management, forest researchers said on Wednesday.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - 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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CME live cattle futures edge downward; hogs slip
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dipped in choppy action on Thursday on technical selling and uneasiness regarding this week's cash price direction, traders said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Bullish fundamentals extend CME hog futures gains
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures gained for a third straight session on Wednesday, backed by rising cash and wholesale pork prices, traders said.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Management, disease assessment good cattle 'insurance'
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations. That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
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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Improved beef prices take CME live cattle higher
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, helped by rising wholesale beef values, traders said. June ended 0.725 cent per lb higher at 151.450 cents per lb, and August was up 0.775 cent at 149.900 cents.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - 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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VIDEO: Calf premium soars
Angus cattle bring more at the auction than their contemporaries of other breeds. Steve Suther, director of Industry Information for the Certified Angus Beef®(CAB) brand, discusses the results of the most recent “Here’s the Premium” study.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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Argentine soyoil exports slowed by strike as labor strife grows
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina soyoil shipments were slowed on Tuesday by the start of a wage strike by a union representing 20 percent of the country's crushing workers, while the powerful CGT dock-workers union debated whether to join work stoppage.
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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Beef industry dancing to a different drummer this year
The beef industry stands alone in 2015 in its continued reduction in supplies available to consumers. The year 2014 was a special year for the animal production industries with record-high farm-level prices for cattle, hogs, broilers, turkeys, milk, and eggs. For 2015, a surprisingly fast expansion of poultry, pork, and milk production will cause lower prices for those commodities. Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt says beef stands alone in the continuation toward lower production, but prices remain uncertain.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures
Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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College senior focuses on classes for now
Dylan Pratt’s college career is wrapping up. His job search will continue at least a little longer.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Ag outlook tough, could be worse
Robert Johansson, new acting chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said commodity prices have been trending downward for the past several years and USDA expects that to continue.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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