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U of I team evaluates protein sources
URBANA, Ill. — Oilseed meals are commonly fed to pigs and poultry as sources of protein. The concentration and digestibility of amino acids in oilseed meals has been studied, but these ingredients supply other nutrients in the diet, as well. Researchers at the University of Illinois are providing a more complete picture of the nutritional value of oilseed meals.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DDGS can offer low-fat option
URBANA, Ill. — Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) are a coproduct of the ethanol industry and have been an affordable source of energy and protein in swine diets for decades.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - - News

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Drop in corn prices has ranchers considering options
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The dramatic drop in corn prices might have some cattle producers thinking about exchanging their high-protein forage supplement with corn. This is not a good idea, says Ken Olson, professor and South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Team of researchers completes sheep genome sequence
A large international team of researchers has completed the sequence of the sheep genome, to be published in a study entitled, “The Sheep Genome Illuminates Biology of the Rumen and Lipid Metabolism.” The completion of the genome follows eight years of work by a team of more than 70 researchers from 26 institutions located in eight countries around the world.
Friday, June, 06, 2014 - - News

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Harvest between 60 and 70 percent moisture
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Most dairy herds throughout the U.S. depend upon corn silage, which is a major ingredient in most dairy rations.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - - News

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Replace hay with corn-based feeds
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Supplement feed to balance cold
Production systems in upper Midwest sheep operations often revolve around winter.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Speed reading
TOWNER, N.D. — If you’ve read the books of my Cowboy Logic columns, you’ll notice the publisher name is Sandhill Communications. It’s right there on what they call the verso of the title page — publisher, copyright, international standard book number, Library of Congress control number — all pretty impressive stuff.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU releases beef cattle study results
Pelleting distillers grains, artificial insemination (AI) versus natural service, the effects of corn processing and particle size, animal temperament and hay bale-binding material are among the beef cattle topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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Weak pork prices extend China’s corn glut
A fresh outbreak of bird flu and tumbling pork prices are undermining China’s demand for animal feed, adding to a glut of corn and potentially prolonging a dispute over genetically modified (GMO) material that has curbed U.S. imports.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Proper cow nutrition saves future headaches
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace recently. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PED pushing pork to record
The killer stalking U.S. hog farms is known as PEDv, a malady that in less than a year has wiped out more than 10 percent of the nation’s pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EU will test imports of live pigs for PED, callers posing as FSA attempt to scam farmers and FSA nominations begin.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devastating USDA report
Wheat struggled last week with most of the selling tied to the June 30 bearish U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. For the short week ending July 2 (markets closed at noon on July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July and remained closed until July 7 at 8:30 a.m.), September Minneapolis dropped 27.5 cents, September Chicago dropped 18 cents and September Kansas City gave back 43 cents.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dust storms make wheat the leader
Wheat had gains last week as focus returned to dry conditions on the Southern Plains with dust storms reported. Reports of winterkill also spurred a rally led by the Kansas City wheat market. Profit taking at the end of the week trimmed the gains. As of midday on March 21, May Minneapolis had gained 14 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 8 cents and May Kansas City gained 22 cents.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA predicts big rise in soybean acres
Farmers in the Upper Midwest will plant a lot more soybeans this spring, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reduce feed costs by grazing corn stalks
Producers looking for ways to reduce feed costs might consider grazing corn stalks, says Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension Service beef specialist and associate professor.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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Harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well under way, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist, shares some tips to help get the best out of this crop. For starters, Hernandez says corn for silage should be harvested between 60 to 70 percent moisture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Choosing alternative feedstuffs in today's market
Despite lower feed costs in recent months, declining farm-gate prices for milk will have dairy farm managers sharpening their feed-planning pencils in search of cost-effective rations for 2015.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Parasites eat away profits
Internal parasites in cattle — often called worms — eat away at the performance and marbling potential in fed cattle, even when they’re dewormed properly at arrival. That’s according to research at Iowa State University, which also suggests deworming stockers or preconditioned calves as a best management approach.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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