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GIPSA Proposal Out of Mothballs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has notified livestock industry groups that it will move forward with proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA) rules proposed in 2010.

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2016 Cattle Market Update

Herd expansion is expected to peak in 2017.

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Preconditioning Options Abound

Programs reward ranchers for calf health. 

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Build a Successful Preconditioning Program

It’s all about increasing calf performance and capturing a premium.

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6 Tips to Protect Your Livestock from Theft

Here are some practical tips from special ranger Bart Perrier for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association on protecting your operation from theft. 

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Tracking Brucellosis Transmission

Genomic analysis shows elk serve as self-sustaining brucellosis reservoir.

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R-CALF Sues USDA to End Beef Checkoff

The Rancher’s Cattlemen’s Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF), filed suit May 2 in U.S. District Court in Montana, challenging the government’s oversight of the Beef Checkoff Program.

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New Strain of E. coli Found

Cattle feeders and veterinarians should keep an eye out for E. coli O165:H25, an enterohemorrhagic strain that can cause disease in cattle and potentially poses a food-safety hazard for humans.