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Grandin: Consideration of animal welfare important
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Fixing the slaughter plants was easy,” Temple Grandin told the 2015 annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “But now I see problems that we are going to have to fix at the farm: lame dairy cows, emaciated dairy cows because somebody let them go too long, animal production to the point we are starting to have problems with animal biology. “We need to look at what is optimal, not what is maximum.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Fourth grader sees ag up-close
Emily Gorder, 10, of Fargo, in early April was declared the winner of a North Dakota Ag at the Capitol Day poster contest. The fourth grader at Washington Elementary drew the Earth in the middle of her poster, surrounded by various agricultural enterprises — dairy cows, pigs, vegetables and other crops.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hit by beef ban, Indian butchers eye Jersey cows
MUMBAI - Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Higher U.S. beef prices ahead as grills fire up, imports cool down
CHICAGO/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - R ecord-high U.S. beef prices will likely climb even higher this summer just as Australia and New Zealand imports dwindle under an extended drought in those countries and demand for steaks in the United States rises.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ND farm law tweak no big deal
There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states
PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also sheer capitalistic desire and intense political support.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hungry hogs, cattle gobble up grain during U.S. bird flu outbreak
CHICAGO - Higher numbers of hogs, cattle and broiler chickens are gobbling up animal feed, eating into supplies that were expected to grow due to the loss of 48 million chickens and turkeys in the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Despite decline in North Dakota's dairy industry, one operation still thrives
Victor Camacho's face was only a few inches from that of a Holstein heifer. Camacho, holding a bottle in the mouth of the heifer's slick newborn calf, nodded at the mother as she walked in tight circles around her newborn.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Know the signs of stress
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle might start to show signs of heat stress, explains Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Good news for SD milk industry
South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prairie Fare: Have you applauded a cow lately?
As I finished my glass of ice-cold milk, I thought about my now 20-year-old son's comments many years ago. He always has enjoyed milk. When he was a toddler, we would hear his tiny voice saying "want milk" in the early morning hours. He wanted his milk and cereal pronto.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Official says corporations should be allowed to own dairies in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. — A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms — from 350 in 2000 to 91 today — has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Jessie Veeder: A kid of summer, again
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- In small towns up and down the Midwest, summer has officially started. I know this not by the date on the calendar, but because in the next few months I'll run into kids catching and holding calves at the neighbor's branding down the road, rolling down the road in a tractor helping with harvest, or showing their steer at the county fair for a little extra cash.
Sunday, June, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Changes in ND laws can attract more operations
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is once again on the cusp of considering changes in the anti-corporate farming law that was originally passed in 1932. Lawmakers are pondering whether loosening the law for some livestock purposes can even the playing field with neighboring states and provinces.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Former owner loved big-scale ranch art
YANKTON, S.D. — A 3,800-pound steel sculpture of a longhorn bull still stands in front of Stockmen’s Livestock, but former sale barn owner Gail Sohler says it will be gone when he finds a home for it.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Travelers settle in MN with Icelandic sheep
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — There are farms all over central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - St. Cloud Times - News

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