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Before Joan Ruskamp became a Nebraska cattle feeder, she was first a consumer with little knowledge of the feeding business.

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Representatives of Tyson Foods, White Castle restaurants and MotivBase ethnography research firm will join The Center for Food Integrity Sept. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. CDT, for CFI Live “The Protein Play: Emerging Trends and Consumer Appetites for Protein Alternatives.”

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Michael Joseph Demaro, 44, of Skiatook was convicted and sentenced Aug. 13 on three counts of larceny of domestic animals, cattle. The convictions are the result of an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier.

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On Sept. 6, in Great Falls, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and the C.M. Russell Museum will celebrate the second Saddle of Honor to be awarded to a famous Montana cowboy. This year’s recipient will be “Montana’s Storyteller in Bronze,” Jay Joseph Contway.

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GoBob Pipe and Steel Sales, Mounds, Oklahoma, has introduced the Cattle Flow line of cattle working equipment. Cattle Flow Elite Convertible squeeze chute is a reimagined concept, to the old-style chute, that helps to reduce the stress on cattle. The Cattle Flow Elite line has implemented fe…

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Clarence Henry Burger of Stroud was charged and subsequently surrendered to authorities on one count of Larceny of Domestic Animal/Implement of Husbandry in Creek County. The charge is the result of an investigation conducted by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Range…

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An investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Hal Dumas, the Milam County Sheriff’s Office and the Milam County District Attorney’s Office have resulted in six additional indictments against Kenneth Kirk, 64, of Cameron, Texas.

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Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept. 19.

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African swine fever is creating major changes in global livestock feed ingredient and food trade. U.S. pork producers feed imported swine feed ingredients, including vitamins and soybean products, from China where the ASF pandemic continues to grow. Responding to the potential threat posed t…

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Fall is quickly approaching and with fall comes breeding season for sheep and goats. August is a good time to start making plans for breeding season, if you have not done so already, and to evaluate your does and ewes to make sure they are in good condition before breeding. Does and ewes tha…

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Thanks to a new partnership between Scoular and Cactus Feeders, Inc., dairy producers in western Kansas will soon have a new daily source of fresh, high-quality feed. Cactus Feeders is building a new steamflake mill near Syracuse, Kansas. The mill will allow Cactus to increase its own produc…

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Strong Animals, a brand of Ralco, Marshall, Minnesota, has launched a ProsperEO Liquid, a new organic essential oil product that is Organic Materials Review Institute certified. This latest product is an extension of the existing line of essential oil products that includes ProsperEO and Reg…

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The Montana Department of Livestock will be holding a series of informational meetings on brucellosis regulations. In October of 2018, requirements for brucellosis vaccination of female cattle and domestic bison were extended to Big Horn, Broadwater, Carbon, Jefferson, Stillwater, and Sweet …

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Innovative research to improve the effectiveness of the flu vaccine begins in an unlikely place—the county fair. A team of experts at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine travel to more than 100 fairs each year, swabbing the snouts of pigs for novel strains of the flu tha…

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Value-added programs are on the rise in the beef industry as input costs increase and margins remain tight. Enterprising beef producers are exploring new ways to improve their return on investment and open doors to new marketing avenues. The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program, the o…

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What happens in the dry period, doesn’t stay in the dry period. The productive revenue potential of an average U.S. Holstein is nearly $4,500. That value can be compromised when cows calve with mastitis, leading to lowered milk production and increased milk waste and culling rates. Your cows…

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Minnesota State Fair and State Fair Foundation officials, along with family, friends and colleagues of the late swine industry leader Bob Christensen, gathered recently for a ribbon cutting and unveiling of new signage reflecting the new name of the fair’s swine barn, the Robert A. Christens…

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U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Led by a rebound in Mexico and China, pork export value was the highest in 14 months, while strong results in South Kore…

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Calving season is approaching in fall calving areas and getting those calves off to a healthy start is top of mind for cattle producers. Preventing respiratory disease is not only best for overall animal health and productivity, but recent studies demonstrate there can be an economic benefit…

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On Aug. 8 four city and county of Denver students were awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each as part of the National Western Stock Show Denver Scholarship Program. The students receiving this newly introduced scholarship are as follows:

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The Northern International Livestock Exposition is looking for college students who are willing and able to work all day and into the night, eat and sleep minimally, handle high pressure situations, work in the extreme weather conditions of October in Montana and enjoy every minute of it.

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The combined benefit of all Cattlemen’s Beef Board programs is 11.91 times more valuable than their costs. That is one major finding from a recent third-party, return-on-investment study commissioned by the national Beef Checkoff program and conducted by Harry M. Kaiser of Cornell University.

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council launched a digital campaign focused on the value of grazing. The digital campaign was created to explore key elements of grazing that benefit the environment, rural communities, and local economies across the United States.

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Value-added programs are on the rise in the beef industry as input costs increase and margins remain tight. Enterprising beef producers are exploring new ways to improve their return on investment and open doors to new marketing avenues.

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Ask Steven Sarson a fencing question, and he has an answer. “I quite honestly enjoy the educational side of my job, which is why we have the Ask the Fence Pro option on our website fencing.bekaert.com. I just replied to four questions this morning,” explains the Bekaert fence pro and regiona…

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Plan now to stockpile tall fescue for winter feeding. Stockpiled fescue lowers feed input costs and leads to better profits in cattle operations, says University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist Patrick Davis.

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Blew Partnership of Castleton, Kansas, has been selected as one of seven regional finalists for the Environmental Stewardship Award Program. The award, announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting July 30, recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservati…

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The American Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Summit allows students the opportunity to focus on their leadership and personal development skills through team building exercises and personal reflection. Each year, five students are chosen to serve on the Youth Advisory Council to help lead …