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Facilities & Equipment

Whether your operation is feeding, grazing, weaning or delivering cattle, find the best methods for selecting and maintaining facilities and equipment.

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Buying pipe fencing isn’t easy these days. Any Internet search for fencing returns tens of thousands of hits – most of them claim they have the strongest, longest-lasting and cheapest pipe in the nation.

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As any farmer or rancher can attest, investment in agricultural technology is expensive. New livestock production facilities can require a multimillion dollar investment.

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Picture this scenario in your mind. Because it’s hard to get reliable help anymore, and because you are getting too old to rodeo on your own farm, you have recently purchased a new cattle-handling facility for your farming operation.

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People looking for ways to reduce their vehicle’s fuel consumption to save money may have some misconceptions about fuel economy.

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With nearly 800 mother cows, Gelbvieh and Angus breeder Vaughn Thorstenson recognizes that reducing feed inputs would be a huge savings on the ranch he and his family operate in north-central South Dakota.

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Right now thousands of seedstock operations are in their final preparations for their annual spring production sales. The big event always includes a laundry list of major tasks: reconfirming sale day help and the auctioneer, booking final promotional advertisements and mail catalogs, and prepping animals for the sale ring.

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