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Pesticides and dung beetles couldn’t seem more different when it comes to making a fly management plan, but they definitely are connected in the big picture of pest control.

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Agricultural land prices remain remarkably healthy and growing, despite repeated downturns in commodity prices and a dismal 2018 outlook on farm incomes from the USDA. Most ag experts scratch their heads at the buoyant land values. Some believe the year-to-year gains in land values will soon disappear.

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Every time you process your cattle, you have an opportunity to impact Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) for good or for ill. Your goal as owner and manager should be to impact it for the better.

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It’s May; we shouldn’t have to worry about heat – yet.

Even with today’s technology, it seems the first heat event always sneaks up on us, and it can be costly.

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The summer heat can be hard on pastures, cows and calves, especially first-calf cows. These cows are in a special class as they are still trying to maintain body condition, actively grow, support reproduction by gestating with a second calf and lactating.

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Minerals have jobs in nearly every biological process that occurs in the cow’s body – from the ability to get the cow bred, to bone and muscle growth of both cow and calf, to successful calving of a heathy calf.

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