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Program: Land & Livestock Report

 

KayDee Gilkey hosts Open Range a 2 1/2 minute daily radio program that covers, issues, lifestyle and lore of the American West. Those of us  that make our homes  west of the Rockies are passionate about conservation, energy, fish and wildlife, fishing, hunting, riding,  ranching and yes our western traditions including round-ups and rodeos.

"The west isn't merely a place, rather a place of mind."

  

 

  • Farmers and Ranchers Affected By NE Colorado Wildfire

    More than 32,000 acres were burned in Logan and Phillips Counties of Northeastern Colorado in early March.

  • Awareness of Grass Tetany and Understanding Risks

    One of the sure signs that spring is truly here is when it it time to turn your cows out on early and lush grass pastures.

  • February’s Cattle on Feed Report

    Providing an overview of last week’s monthly USDA Cattle on Feed report, here is USDA Livestock Analyst Shayle Shagam

  • New Program -- Land and Livestock Report

    So here is a new music introduction to the newly named program Land and Livestock Report. So now during this time, we will be still be discussing livestock industry issues but have just changed the name of the program to more accurately describe the topics of future programming.

  • Updates to the OR Five-year Wolf Plan

    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently reviewing the five-year old plan review and will hold a Commission meeting on April 21st in Klamath Falls. Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s Chair of the Wolf Committee and Wallowa County Commissioner Todd Nash says a big issue is that the Western three-quarters of the state’s wolves — are under federal listing.

  • Idaho Company Provides Livestock Pregnancy Tests

    Founded in 1993, BioTracking’s core business is ruminant pregnancy detection kits and testing services sold under the trade name BioPRYN.

  • Thanking Your Employees

    Now that spring is finally here across the region and hopefully the brunt of winter is behind us. Performix Nutrition Systems Animal Nutritional Consultant Dr. Boone Carter says ag producers should take some time to thank their employees for all of their hard work and dedication.

  • Website Provides Accurate and Credible Information on Antibiotics

    Public health concerns about antibiotic resistance are on the rise and Philbro Animal Health has launched AnimalAntibiotics.org to provide accurate and credible information while still creating open dialogue about animal agriculture and the use of antibiotics.

  • American Sheep Industry’s Legislative Fly-In

    The new farm bill seems to be on the minds of everyone whose involved in agriculture in the United States.

  • Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Comment Period Extended

    From time to time, I like to bring awareness to issues that may currently only affect a portion of my listening area — like Central Washington — on the topic of grizzly bear reintroduction.

  • US Beef Opportunities in Middle East

    Gulfood 2017 is a food trade show held in Dubai, that has developed into one the premier food exhibitions in the world

  • Winter Nutrition Critical for Cow Herd

    Though many ranchers are still focused on calving season, this is the time to be thinking about their cows and bulls nutritional needs for the upcoming breeding season.

  • AniCell Biotech Runner UP in Venture Madness

    A relatively new company that has exciting regenerative products to treat both equine and canine ligament damages and hard-to-heal superficial wounds —- AniCell Biotech — has been named as the Venture Madness Runner Up.

  • The Three Ts —Trust, Taste and Transparency

    At the recent Bayer CropScience Advocacy Forum, New Mexico young farmer Jay Hill participated on a producer panel. He spoke about the mission or vision of his second generation family farm.

  • Cattle Market Update

    What might the future hold for the cattle market? CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good says there’s reason to be optimistic.

  • New Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

    Last week Montana native Ryan Zinke was confirmed as the US Secretary of the Interior.

  • Winter Weather Stress Reminder

    For most of us around the West, we are ready for spring and ready to be done with the snow and winter storms.

  • Value of Export Market Development Programs

    The U.S. House Committee on Ag had several recent subcommittee hearings in preparation for the next Farm Bill.

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Objectives in his New Role

    At last week’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s Legislative Advocacy event, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt shared his goals for the agency. He says the agency must work within its authority, not beyond.

  • ESA Bills to Improve Transparency and Local Involvement

    Washington state Congressman Dan Newhouse has introduce two bills concerning reform to the Endangered Species Act — bringing more accountability and providing more opportunity to state and local governments to provide input.

  • Trump Begins Roll Back on WOTUS

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to roll back the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s highly-criticized ‘Waters of the US’ rule.

  • Trump Begins Roll Back on WOTUS

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to roll back the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s highly-criticized ‘Waters of the US’ rule

  • Vaccination Reminder

    Most ranchers across the West are well aware of the importance of and having a vaccination program in place for their cattle herd.

  • Bull Sale Season

    One of the bright spots of this time year, regardless of the dismal and long winter, is that it is that time of year for beef producers to do their bull shopping. I always enjoy getting out to the bull sales to visit with folks I haven’t seen in a while.

  • Parasite Control

    When it comes to turning your cattle out in the spring, it is critical to remember parasite control.

  • Simple Solutions for Complex Issues Too Good to Be True

    The Range Allotment Owners Association was created last summer. According to the website, their purpose is educating, informing and assisting allotment owners in protecting their property rights and promoting the interests of livestock organizations and communities dependent on the West’s livestock industry.

  • Costco Expansion Provides Additional Momentum for US Beef in South Korea

    U.S. beef is rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and now receives a further boost as Costco has officially begun converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100 percent U.S. product.

  • Cows’ Calving Time Nutritional Needs

    Once a cow has calved it remains critical for her to receive enough nutritionally to not only feed her calf but also to prepare her body for getting bred again.

  • Farm Regulatory Act: A Bill To Clarify Farm Regulatory Certainty

    Recently introduced bi-partisan legislation, HR 848 the Farm Regulatory Certainty Act, will prevent farmers from being targeted twice if they are already engaged in legal action or are making a diligent attempt to work with the state or federal government to address issues.

  • Company With Fly Control Solutions

    While at the recent Cattle Industry Convention’s Trade Show Field Reporter Tom Allen stopped by the Central Life Sciences booth and visited with Senior Director of Sales Tracy Harris who shared more details about their livestock fly control products.

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