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Managing Heifers to Improve Longevity

April 20, 2018 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – Management strategies to develop the best possible conception rate for replacement heifers are critical to improve longevity in the herd. Hence the ultimate goal is the same: getting the heifers bred – and preferably early in the breeding season. "Developing or purchasing

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation offers grants

April 20, 2018 — NFWF Announces $2.81 Million in Grants to Benefit Grasslands in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming Projects in five states will sustain wildlife and support ranching communities DENVER, April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced

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USDA programs for 2018 livestock losses

April 20, 2018 — The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP compensates livestock owners and

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UW team that revolutionized grasshopper control honored

April 20, 2018 — A University of Wyoming Extension team that changed how grasshopper outbreaks are treated around the world has received the 2018 Western Extension Directors Association Award of Excellence for its efforts. Prior to 2010, large-scale applications of broad-spectrum pesticide neurotoxins were common. The University of Wyoming

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Crested wheatgrass needs grazing management

April 20, 2018 — A good stand of crested wheatgrass has the capacity to meet cows' and calves' nutritional requirements. The spring is a bit cooler than normal, and grazing vigorous and productive cool-season grasses is still on the menu. Cool-season grasses, such as crested wheat in the northern

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Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision meetings

April 20, 2018 — Meetings focus on high-level conceptual alternatives around land allocations such as: Recreational Emphasis Areas, Recommended Wilderness Areas and Backcountry Areas, based on what a large portion of public comment focused on. These meetings will not get into detail on specific standards or guidelines. Additions to

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Jay Bodner named as the interim executive VP for Mont. Stockgrowers

April 20, 2018 — Montana Stockgrowers Association Director of Natural Resources, Jay Bodner, has been named the interim Executive Vice President upon the resignation of Errol Rice. Jay Bodner has served in his current capacity for the past sixteen years. For twelve years, Errol has tirelessly led the organization;

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Jim Sigman: 1935-2018

April 20, 2018 — Jim Sigman 1935-2018 Jim was born June 7, 1935, in a house at the base of Bear Butte, to Les and Anna (Gates) Sigman. He graduated from Sturgis in 1953. Jim married Peggy Horton at Sturgis, SD, on September 19, 1953. The couple lived in

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Stan Cass: 1933-2018

April 20, 2018 — Stan Cass, 84, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by his immediate family, on April 14, 2018, in Greeley, Colorado. He was born in Greeley on July 29, 1933 to Bill and Thelma Cass, living in Briggsdale. Colonel Stanley D. Cass was a

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Daugaard: Celebrating South Dakota’s Conservationists

April 20, 2018 — In South Dakota, we are fortunate to live on a landscape managed by dedicated farming and ranching families. For generations, they've known that their livelihoods depend on being good stewards of soil, water, livestock and wildlife. As we celebrate the natural resources that we cherish

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Beef Crawl to feature some yummy dishes at top Rapid City eateries

April 20, 2018 — Area foodies can dine with South Dakota farmers at sixth annual event Rapid City, SD – Rapid City, SD food lovers will have a unique opportunity on May 7. Not only will they be able to sample delicious beef dishes at Rapid City's top restaurants,

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BLM seeks noms to Resource Advisory Councils

April 20, 2018 — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced that it is seeking public nominations for positions on 30 citizen-based sounding boards for BLM initiatives, proposals, and policy changes. Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a range of

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ADMB collects grants from 19 Wyo. counties

April 20, 2018 — Without ADMB, predators would overrun state Nineteen county boards under the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board across Wyoming are currently working to submit grant applications that will fund integrated predator management within the state. The driving force behind the ADMB is to mitigate damage caused

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3 indicted for Texas cattle theft

April 20, 2018 — HENRIETTA, Texas — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers today announced the indictment of three individuals in a cattle theft case from 2017. The indictments are the result of an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger John Bradshaw. Brandt Beasley, 38, Shannon

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WY Livestock Board to discuss animal ID, brands, more May 15

April 20, 2018 — The Wyoming Livestock Board has scheduled a public board meeting for Tuesday, May 15, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, Wyoming, in the Intertribal Center, room 125. Topics include: reports from the director, brand commissioner, state

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Speaker Ryan cites ’18 farm bill as a part of ‘workforce development’ goals for GOP

April 20, 2018 — In a sign that he did push House Agriculture Committee Republicans into including work requirements in the nutrition title of the House farm bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday that "workforce development" will be the Republicans' "next big push, which is the final

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Wet, cool pattern fades into summer season

April 20, 2018 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – According to April 19, 2018 National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center outlooks, the relentless cool and wet climate pattern throughout South Dakota is likely to fade away as summer approaches. "The outlooks show a transition away from cool and wet

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With Abe, Trump reiterates lack of enthusiasm for TPP

April 20, 2018 — President Donald Trump recently tweeted that he would be interested in rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement from which he withdrew, but on Thursday at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he restated his dislike for TPP and his preference for

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Kraye Angus 27th Annual Production Sale

April 19, 2018 — Date: Apr. 7, 2018 Location: at the Kraye Sale Facility, east edge of Mullen, Nebraska Auctioneer: Tracy Harl Reported by: Dan Piroutek Averages: 109 yrlg Angus Bulls – $4,273 17 Fall Angus Bulls – $4,073 126 Total Bulls – $4,246 These big, heavy-made Angus bulls

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Garrigan Land & Cattle Bull Sale

April 19, 2018 — Date: Apr. 9, 2018 Location: Faith Livestock Auctioneer: Dace Harper Reported by: Dan Piroutek Averages: 12 Red Angus bulls- $2,021 30 Black Angus bulls – $1,925 Garrigan Land and Cattle, owned by Justin and Riley Garrigan, presented their first public auction of their Red Angus

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