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Feral hogs on the loose in Okla.
They do not build their houses out of straw, sticks or bricks, but feral hogs have found a home in Oklahoma.
These hogs are quite secretive, making population estimates difficult. However, a survey estimated the population at approximately 500,000 or less, with a presence in all 77 Oklahoma counties.
Adair horse team tops nat’l FFA competition
The Adair, Okla., FFA Horse Evaluation team recently competed in the 2013 National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event in Louisville, Ky.
McClaskey named Kan. ag secretary
Gov. Sam Brownback has named Jackie McClaskey as the new Kansas secretary of agriculture, replacing Dale Rodman who steps down on Dec. 10.
Mo. opening weekend deer harvest down
Hunters checked 61,446 deer during the opening weekend of Missouri’s November portion of firearms deer season, in spite of awful weather conditions.
KLA members set to tackle tough issues at convention
The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has been preparing for its 101st convention and 42nd trade show which will be held at the Cen-tury II and Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kan., Dec. 4-6.
Area cowboys earn ranch rodeo awards
Area cowboys had a good run at the recent annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas.
Sheep, goat conference slated Nov. 16, Ava, Mo.
The “South Central Sheep and Goat Conference” is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Ava Victory Academy, 1005 NW 12th Street in Ava, Mo. Lunch will be served and afternoon sessions will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Highway 5, Ava.
Mo. cattleman awarded sponsorship
There is no better place to host a cattle convention than in Cowtown. The 53rd Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention will be held later this month in Fort Worth, Texas at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards from October 31 through November 2.
Milan Wiley Memorial Calf Classic results
The Labette County Agricultural Education Department hosted the 28th Annual Milan Wiley Memorial Calf Classic from September 24 through October 15.
Beef quality training planned throughout Mo.
The Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA), on behalf of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, is offering 15 on-site training seminars for Missouri cattlemen through the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program.
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