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Obituary: Barry Wayne Vig

March 24, 2017 — Barry Wayne Vig, 67, Opal, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his ranch near Opal as the result of an airplane accident. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Faith. Funeral services will be Monday, March 27, 2017, at 1:30 […]

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Earl Cartoon by Big Dry Syndicate

March 24, 2017 — Calving check cartoon

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UW researchers discover ‘switch’ that allows microbes to recognize kin

March 24, 2017 — How one-celled microbes recognize their kin is described in a paper by University of Wyoming scientists and published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Molecular biologist Daniel Wall and Ph.D. student Pengbo Cao solved a piece of the […]

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Sandhill Red Angus Annual Bull & Female Sale Report 2017

March 24, 2017 — Tuesday, March 7, 2017 AVERAGES 52 – Bulls average $3,606 BULLS Lot 23-$9,500, Tim Dwyer – Sidney, MT Lot 2- $7,000, Clear Bent Bars Inc – Leiter, WY Lot 4- $5,250, Steve Ott – Reed Point, MT Lot 5- $5,250, Ronald Fox, Jr – Turner, […]

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Schauer Angus 27th Annual Bull Sale Report 2017

March 24, 2017 — Sale Summary Date: Mar. 13, 2017 Location: Faith Livestock Commission Co. Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Reported by: Dan Piroutek Averages: 57 Yearling and Two-Year-Old Angus Bulls ave. $4,214 Bryant Schauer, along with his partner and brother, Doug Schauer and his wife, Amie, hosted a nice crowd […]

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Eagle Pass Ranch Annual Spring Bull Sale Report 2017

March 24, 2017 — Sale Summary Date: Mar. 15, 2017 Location: at the ranch near Highmore, SD Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar TSLN Reps: Dan Piroutek & Chris Effling Averages: 12 yrlg Angus Bulls ave. $4,688 157 Balancer Bulls ave. $3,799 27 SimAngus Bulls ave. $3,611 196 Total Bulls ave. $3,844 […]

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Origin of S. Dakota TB unknown

March 24, 2017 — The strain of bovine Tuberculosis (TB) present in a Harding County, South Dakota, herd appears to be nearly identical to a strain known to exist in the central region of Mexico, said the South Dakota Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven in a news release. It is […]

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Outtagrass Cattle Co.

March 23, 2017 — For the week of March 25, 2017 Calf catcher cartoon

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2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees honored

March 23, 2017 — The 2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet March 19 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. "Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor possible in our Association, and we […]

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The 2017-18 AQHA Executive Committee was elected at the AQHA convention in San Antonio.

March 23, 2017 — The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the 2017 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing […]

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After smooth hearing, Roberts wants Perdue vote ‘ASAP’

March 23, 2017 — Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump's nominee for Agriculture secretary, seemed to reassure every senator on every issue during his confirmation hearing today, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, said he would schedule a committee business meeting "as soon as possible" to vote on […]

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Aggie Ranch Horse Team reserve champs at Cheyenne

March 23, 2017 — Ranch Horse students riding for their college team from Curtis, Nebraska ranked well in their second major show of 2017 claiming the Reserve Champion Collegiate Team title. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture sent 11 riders to the show ring at Laramie County Community College […]

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Study Shows FCCP Tags Provide Added Value in Marketplace

March 23, 2017 — The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) has long been recognized as a leader in the beef industry and university research has now quantified the added value this program provides for beef producers. In a recent study completed by Kansas State University, FCCP-tagged Red […]

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Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Now Open

March 23, 2017 — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) is accepting grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program through April 30, 2017. The VFA program provides volunteer fire departments (VFDs) funding through the U.S. Forest Service. This funding is used to organize, […]

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S.D. Wheat Yield Contest returns

March 23, 2017 — Spring is here and the SD Wheat Yield Contest is back! Producers are encouraged to submit an application by May 15th. Applications can be picked up at participating sponsors which include: CHS Midwest Cooperative, CHS Northern Plains, CHS Southwest Grains, Wheat Growers Elevator, North Central […]

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LEAD FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR GROUP 37

March 23, 2017 — Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) group 37 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. "Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potential will be selected from five geographic districts across our state," said […]

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MBA Program Reaches 10,000 Grads

March 23, 2017 — This month, the beef checkoff's Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, reached 10,000 graduates! This group of beef and dairy producers – along with chefs, teachers, doctors, dietitians and others in the beef community – has stepped up and are leading the way in advocating […]

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Puerto Ricans: the Opportunity of Employment at Midwest

March 23, 2017 — South Dakota agriculture producers will have an opportunity to learn more about Upper Midwest Puerto Rico Collaboration Project and connecting with future employees during the 2017 Central Plains Dairy Expo held in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Premier Center Complex. The Upper Midwest Puerto Rico […]

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Alltech’s Ridley Inc. feed divisions join relief efforts to support cattle producers and ranchers in fire-scarred state

March 23, 2017 — Ridley Inc. operating divisions, Hubbard Feeds, a leading provider of researched-based, animal nutrition products, and Ridley Block Operations, a recognized leader in the block supplement market, have teamed together to provide livestock feed relief to fire-stricken cattle producers and ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and […]

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Heitkamp Pushes Perdue on Trade, USDA Budget, Prioritizing Wetland Determinations at U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearing

March 23, 2017 — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today pushed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, the administration's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to be a strong voice for agricultural trade during his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing. Heitkamp questioned Perdue about the drastic 21 percent USDA […]

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