Ranch News Today – January 28, 2013

Posted on January 29, 2013

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While the use of sexed semen has become increasingly popular in the dairy industry since the mid-2000s, uptake in the beef industry has been a lot slower, and not without its problems.

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Sustained drought could force some cattle ranchers who are reaching retirement age out of the business early, if they have to sell off their herds due to impacts from the lingering dry conditions.

This year will mark the 136th time the Cattle Raisers Convention has met, but it’s in a climate that these cattlemen haven’t battled for a long time.

Char Price made the trip from rural Haakon County with her horse Drifter to the state Capitol on Friday to show her support for keeping the state laws requiring brand inspections of horses and mules in western South Dakota.

State highway officials have the edge in a court battle with the Silveira Ranch over the value of ranchland needed for Highway 101 improvements.

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