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Iowa Vet Doubts Producers Will Change Buying Practices On Zilmax

National Beef and JBS have announced they won’t change their cattle buying practices in regards to Zilmax, but will monitor the situation closely.  Tyson banned product produced with the feed additive starting Sept. 6 and Greater Omaha followed suit.  Iowa Cattlemen’s President Elect and Vet Dr. Phil Reemtsma says Tyson claimed the product was impacting the animals ability to walk.

He says it’s unclear if other packers will eventually follow, whether or not producers will switch to another beta agonist like Optaflexx and what this will mean for exports.

He says Zilmax is an effective tool for cattlemen with gains of 24 to 33 pounds and a return of $15 to $22 per head verses only 10-12 pounds for Optaflexx.

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Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

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Student opens fire in high school north of Seattle

People embrace in front of school busses at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.

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SDHSAA Release First Round Football Pairings

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The first rounds of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs are set.  Here is a link to the SDHSAA…