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The season for bull sales is here, and busy cattlemen will now have the most up-to-date information available as they make genetic selections to be used in their herds.

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Jim Jensen, a fourth-generation Wyoming cattleman and owner of Lucky 7 Angus, was named U.S. Industry Livestock Leader of the Year during this year’s National Western Stock Show.

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The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) announcement on withdrawing its voluntary grass-fed marketing claim standard for livestock and its derived meat products has sparked confusion within the industry.

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When rancher Paul Plouviez – owner of the 600,000-acre Bench Creek Ranch east of Fallon, Nevada – noticed that much of the mountainous areas of his large ranch were underutilized by his cattle, he thought back to his native France.

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Grandma always advised, "Never look a gift horse in the mouth."

But granddad never bought a horse without checking its teeth. They eloped to Blackfoot, Idaho, in 1906 and were married more than 50 years while raising cattle and horses.

The omnibus budget bill of 2016 was wrangled at a huge "horse trading remuda," otherwise known as Congress’ annual game of showdown poker characterized by continuing budget resolutions against a backdrop of threatened federal government shutdown.

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The economic impact of cattle fever ticks, including the southern cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, was so severe in the late 1800s that the USDA started an eradication program in the early 1900s to eliminate the deadly disease bovine babesiosis, which is transmitted by this parasitic pest.

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