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Registration papers can add value even during high prices
Similar to a title of a truck, registration papers can provide producers with important background information to assist in cattle management.
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South Dakota ranchers rise again one year after Storm Atlas
It was 80ºF in the days before Oct. 4, 2013. Leaves still graced the trees.
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Hunter access on private lands
Most of the wildlife habitat in the U.S. is on private lands.
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Breeding a drought-adapted cow
The U.S. has been plagued with intermittent drought throughout its history.
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The five principles of grazing management
Common to many cattle producers around the world is the fear of wasting grass.
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‘No foot, no horse’: equine foot care “No foot, no horse,” is the old saying. A horse is only as sound as his feet. Read the Full Story

On the plains: Trains and $2 corn

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Friday, 05 September 2014 13:06

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Consider $3,300 railcar cost a crystal ball for the corn and cattle feeding industries.

“The grain farmer is absolutely going to get hammered to move his grain,” said Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company. “All of this passes back to you,” the analyst told cattle feeders and other attendees at last month’s Feeding Quality Forum in Kearney, Nebraska, and Amarillo, Texas.


Grazing management for a healthy soil

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Monday, 25 August 2014 14:10

Missouri psture diverse forage species mix.The words “soil health” have been buzzing all around the country for the last two to three years. Just about every grain-farming magazine has an article about cover crops or no-till in it every month.


Reproductive technology opportunities grow for commercial producers

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Monday, 25 August 2014 13:58

“Times are a-changing.” I’ve been associated with the cattle industry all my life; that’s 59 years this summer. I’ve also been closely associated with the science and application of technologies and management practices for the beef industry throughout my higher-education and professional career, about 30 years now.


Helpful photo tips to get the most out of rangeland monitoring

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Monday, 25 August 2014 09:47

Landscape photoPhoto monitoring may be key to improving and managing rangelands. But without taking a proper photograph, monitoring could be a waste of time.


USDA seeks input on revisions to beef grading standards

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:05

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public input on possible revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef to adjust for recent improvements and trends in animal raising and feeding. AMS is also seeking input on a review of beef instrument grading.


Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:41

Cargill has announced it will close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef harvest facility, which employs approximately 600 people, effective at the close of business, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.



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