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Livestock Market Reports | Week of Jan. 10-16, 2017

January 16, 2017 — South Dakota Belle Fourche Livestock | Belle Fourche Burke Livestock Auction | Burke Faith Livestock Commission Company | Faith Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction | Ft. Pierre Lemmon Livestock | Lemmon Martin Livestock Auction | Martin Mobridge Livestock Auction | Mobridge Philip Livestock Auction | Philip […]

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Ready Or Not: 2017 Will Bring Changes To VFD

January 16, 2017 — As of Dec. 31, 2016, the livestock industry better be ready for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) amendments to the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 pertaining to the regulation and implementation of veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs. So what do producers need to […]

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SDSGA: Legislative session opens

January 13, 2017 — The Session opened this week with the Governor’s state of the state speech. As in his budget address, the governor spoke to the need to replace the state Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU. He is proposing $5 million in funding for the […]

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Morton County, ND, protest action by the numbers

January 13, 2017 — January 9, 2017 BISMARCK, ND – A snapshot of resources and costs diverted from normal operations to support State and Local response to ensure public safety and law and order in Morton County and the Bismarck region due to protest events and related illegal activity […]

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NCBA, PLC blast national monument expansion in Ore.

January 13, 2017 — WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and NCBA today blasted President Obama’s new national monument expansion in Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and called for Congress to swiftly pass legislation introduced this week by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would curtail similar […]

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Cattle prepare for show day at NWSS

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Diamond Ring Sale

January 13, 2017 — Date: Jan. 9-10 Location: Billings Livestock Commission TSLN Rep: Dixon Scott Northern Livestock Video Auction held their annual Diamond Ring Sale January 9 & 10 broadcast live from Billings Livestock Commission. Over 73,000 Northern cattle were offered to a nationwide buying crowd on an active […]

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BeefTalk: Crossbreeding: It works for feral pigs

January 13, 2017 — Crossbreeding, bringing together parents that are distantly related but capable of producing viable offspring, has increased hybrid vigor within domestically raised livestock. Extensive research has shown positive improvement for several production traits, particularly survival traits that are lowly heritable. Interestingly, sometimes if one looks at […]

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Guest Opinion: Repealing Obamacare Puts Rural Hospitals at Risk

January 13, 2017 — Plans are being laid in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act as soon as Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office. Hidden inside the law is a little-known provision unrelated to the health insurance expansion that helps rural hospitals across America stay open. […]

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USFS: Rocky Mountain Region announces 2017 temporary job opportunities

January 13, 2017 — GOLDEN, Colo. — The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service is hiring over 900 temporary jobs in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations for the 2017 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Temporary […]

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Conservation Stewardship Program sign-up ends Feb. 3

January 13, 2017 — NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE HURON, SD. January 13, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been accepting and processing applications since November for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest conservation program. NRCS has made […]

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NILE salutes rodeo as we celebrate 50 years

January 13, 2017 — Billings, MT-The very first indoor rodeo in Montana was at the 1969 NILE, just two years after the inaugural Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE). 50 years later the NILE salutes the rodeo industry for riding with us for the past five decades. The NILE began […]

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Nebraska senator steps down from Ag committee

January 13, 2017 — For the first time since 1969, Nebraska will not have a representative on the Senate Agricultural committee. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse broke the tradition last week when he announced he was stepping down. “I was asked to join the Judiciary committee for the next two […]

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Ag-Industry Job Fair partners with Black Hills Stock Show®

January 13, 2017 — Finding and keeping good help on an operation is one of the most crucial elements to consider in agriculture. Is the candidate right for the position? Is the operation right for the candidate? There are numerous factors to equate in making sure the employee, employer […]

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Industry groups want improved cattle markets but disagree on the best pathway for success

January 13, 2017 — Frustration and questions are in strong supply across cattle country. So when a rising star in the cable news world dedicated her evening news program to the cattle industry’s market woes, cattle producers tuned in. With over 3 million Facebook followers (according to the Dallas […]

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HIRED: Raising recruitment expectations on both sides

January 13, 2017 — In business, the age-old adage, time is money, is a driving force. Maybe one of the most overlooked aspects of saving money for the operation is good employee retention. Successful operations have learned an inch of prevention is better than a mile of cure when […]

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BHSS Banquet to honor Lindblom, Anderson, Mills

January 13, 2017 — Rapid City, SD– The Black Hills Stock Show Stockman’s Banquet and Ball will honor the accomplishments of three cattlemen at the annual event on Saturday, January 28. The Stockman’s Banquet and Ball has a tradition of honoring those who have excelled in the agricultural industry […]

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Black Hills Stock Show horse events begin Jan. 21 – AQHA, NRCHA shows to be included in lineup

January 13, 2017 — RAPID CITY, SD—The McKie Ford Winter Classic American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Show begins Sunday, Jan. 21 and runs through Thursday, Jan. 26 during the prequel of Black Hills Stock Show entertainment. This triple-judged AQHA event means each horse is eligible for three-times the points […]

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2 suspects arrested in stolen saddles case

January 13, 2017 — Lubbock, Texas – Two Hopkins County suspects were arrested Jan. 2 and charged with burglary after stealing at least 13 saddles from victims in Leon, Hopkins, Titus, Taylor and Lubbock counties. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Dean Bohannon led the investigation. […]

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Liz Cheney introduces legislation to delist wolf

January 13, 2017 — WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) introduced a bipartisan bill Jan. 10, with fellow co-sponsors Congressman Collin C. Peterson (MN-07) and Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07), to remove the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The […]

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