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A recent publication listed the top New Year’s resolutions for 2012. As you might guess the most popular ones had to do with pushing away from the table, getting more exercise, getting their lives more organized including budgeting and getting more out of life. By the time you read this you have probably already broken one of them.

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Looking back, U.S. agricultural industries have changed dramatically over the past decade. Given mounting political, social, technological and economic pressures, it is safe to assume not only that change will continue, but that it could even increase in rapidity.

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Over the last 20 to 30 years, beef producers have made great use of genetic selection tools to improve economically important traits in their herds.

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Cattle ranchers in the South have come through one of the most severe droughts to hit the history books.

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The most common illness in young calves is scours.

According to George Barrington of Washington State University, diarrhea results in the greatest economic loss from disease in this age group.

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Any novice bird hunter or skeet shooter quickly learns one simple truth – it’s hard to hit a moving target.

But those drawing a bead on clay pigeons or pheasants do have one distinct advantage. They usually have a clear, unobstructed view of their target.

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