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South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak

South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry says. South Korea earlier this month confirmed a fresh case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, five months after an outbreak elsewhere added to fears about food safety.

7,500 turkeys lost in overnight Minn. barn fire

7,500 turkeys lost in overnight Minn. barn fire

The Round Lake (Minn.) Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to the Meyer Turkey Farm at 26798 Town Ave., Lorain Township, for a blaze that’s believed to have been triggered by an electrical problem.

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Recommendations for calf health, nutrition

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Minimizing the stress of weaning, marketing and shipping can have a large impact on the bottom line.

Find the base herd EPD values

The first step when buying a new bull is to access the traits of the old bulls. Breeding programs tend to be long term, and the current herd is a product of the old bulls.

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.

Now is the time to check cattle rations

Grazed forage might not be adequate to meet beef cattle’s nutritional needs this time of year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn.

Tips for coming up with fair rent

Experts have the following recommendations for landlords and farmers involved in rental rate negotiations:

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Replacement development strategies

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Current corn prices have many livestock producers moving to include as much corn as possible in their feed rations.

Flexible rent on the rise?

This could be the year flexible rent finally begins a comeback, area ag officials say.

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NRCS-DU partnership is a win-win

I want to address several misconceptions expressed in the recent Agweek article on the farm program biologists working in U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (Ag groups act to limit conservation groups, Dec. 1)

Mont. cow tested positive for brucellosis

Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials say.

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 15 issue, including a cover story on trends in land rental rates, predictions and advice from experts. Agweek will also bring the latest in the crop insurance fraud case against two North Dakota potato farmers, coverage from the Prairie Grains conference and much more.

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VIDEO: Communication and cooperation in beef supply chain

John Butler, with Beef Marketing Group, talks about the value of communication and cooperation in the beef supply chain.

Pricey beef, mild weather drag on near-term US cattle prices

U.S. slaughter cattle prices this week may repeat last week’s slump as grocers balk at high-priced beef from packers who are operating their plants at a loss, traders and analysts said. Furthermore, less-threatening weather could temporarily keep cattle weights near record highs, providing more beef to the retail sector, they said.

Several thousand cattle quarantined near Yellowstone

Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials say.

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