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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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NDSU shares beef cattle research results
Beef cattle diets, breeding systems, drylot versus pasture cow-calf production, forage digestibility enhancements, grazing and effects of pen bedding were among the topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Oilseed crop for pig diets
Long considered a weed in North America, Camelina sativa is increasingly valued as an oilseed crop. Researchers at the University of Illinois are now studying its nutritional value when used as part of weanling pigs’ diets.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - 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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Minn. power plant to run on corn silage and manure
On the far side of Minnesota’s newest renewable power plant lies the heart of a nearly $45 million operation designed to produce an abundant supply of energy. Past a maze of storage tanks, ductwork and pipes in the new
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Pests threaten biofuel crops
I love the winter (or at least parts of it). Reading books, watching movies, playing games, sitting by the fire. The general pace of life slows down and gives time for reflection on the past year and planning for the future.
Monday, January, 27, 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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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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Understanding rumen organisms using genetic tools
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Researchers are using new genetic tools to better understand the relationship between ruminant’s gut micro-organisms and their hosts.
Monday, February, 24, 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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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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Let it snow
For 2013, the winter weather has left many livestock owners wondering if they ever will get caught up. With crops finally harvested and forages delivered to the feed yard, the last tune many livestock producers may be humming is one you often hear entertainers Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra singing this time of year: “Let It Snow!”
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Strength in canary bids
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canary has had a nice upswing. In April, it was trading at 19 cents per pound, that was the bottom, and has gradually been working high.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lentil crop substandard
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The 2014 prairie lentil crop is substandard and will present lots of marketing problems. Most lentils have gotten rain. Downgrading has already occurred. Wrinkling is a huge issue for traders. It could take two years to get this crop through the handling system.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farm groups, ag commissioner warn of EPA overreach in proposed water rule
North Dakota farm leaders called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to withdraw a proposed rule to clarify the Clean Water Act or at least extend the public comment period, warning the rule could have deep impacts on farmers and ranchers.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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