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Cold temperatures and frozen ground create challenges for fencing. Cold weather is hard on machinery (hard to start the tractor, skid steer or excavator the post pounder is mounted on), and frozen ground makes it difficult to set posts.

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Technology and equipment from companies such as GrowSafe Systems and SmartFeed are changing animal selection and herd management for seedstock and commercial producers alike.

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Cattle producers, are you looking for ways to use your time more effectively? The solution may be already in your hand, shirt pocket or belt holster. The rise of smartphone technology in the last 10 years has been revolutionary.

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Imagine being able to select animals for their grazing ability. The ideal result would be a herd that makes the most efficient use of their given resources, grazing as uniformly as possible throughout the different terrains and altitudes.

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As producers evaluate their bull battery and prepare for the winter bull sale circuit, it is useful to consider the importance of selection indexes on both sides of a mating in herd improvement plans.

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