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Regional Roundup

The Regional Roundup is production advice to help meet challenges found in specific areas of the United States. Regions include Midwest/North, Southeast, Southern Plains and West.

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People like consistency, and most of us don’t like surprises except for that rare check in the mail we weren’t expecting.

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August is the time to start stockpiling forages for winter grazing, which can aid in reducing winter feed costs. For stockpiling, generally pasture acres are not grazed for the last 70 to 80 days of the grazing season, allowing forage to recover leaf foliage and yield.

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The heat of summer is here, and dry conditions are still affecting forage production across much of the West. Many producers face making decisions that could influence long-term profitability. Drought strategies usually involve some combination of supplemental feeding and culling.

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Drought and abnormally dry conditions have continued for the South-Central region. During these times, it is imperative to preserve cow body condition, forage resources and financial equity.

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TV informercials are very convincing, even to the most ardent skeptic. That new gadget is going to save you time and money for only $19.99 plus shipping and handling. It’s exactly what you need, but the new gadget doesn’t fulfill all its promises.

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In addition to heat stress, July is often one of the peak months for horn and face flies. Studies have reported reduced weaning weights of 15 to 20 pounds in herds not controlled for flies.

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