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Minn. boy, 5, dies in skid-steer accident
A 5-year-old boy died Thursday evening in a farm accident south of Wolf Lake, Minn., according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - - 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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Beef yield per animal makes a difference from ranch to packer
Cattle feeders live by numbers. Gain, feed efficiency, rations and of course prices — each one matters to the ultimate bottom line, but there’s one figure that might be less understood among cow-calf producers.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Beeftalk: Spring reflections and calf deaths
The next week will be busy at the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center. The cows have been turned out on cool-season grass and the yearlings need to be worked.
Tuesday, May, 13, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Flood protection needed
Anyone who still clings to the fantasy that retention alone will solve Fargo-Moorhead’s severe flooding problems is in for a sobering dose of reality when confronting the facts. Retention is an important part of comprehensive flood control for the Red River Valley, but it’s no cure-all.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep Holstein bull calves healthy
Proper care of newborn calves is always the best choice.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Compare cash price to futures for fed cattle basis
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Early in the year, a common marketing practice among cattle producers is to take a look at livestock basis levels, explains Matthew Diersen, South Dakota State University Extension risk and business management specialist. “You never know when subtle changes can derail price expectations. The focus here is on fed cattle basis, which has a strong seasonal pattern. The most common way to look at fed cattle basis is to compare a monthly cash price for a given market to the nearby futures price. Basis equals the cash price minus the futures price,” Diersen says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Producers confident in tools, Angus genetics
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BeefTalk: A teachable moment
If the weather can impact calving, the phone will ring and people will want to know how calving is going. For years, I was able to detail the daily struggles and offer words of encouragement. Today, the conversation concerns the needs of others because the Dickinson Research Extension Center will not start calving until May 10. The transition has been good.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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October cattle on feed mostly neutral
The report was delayed by the government shutdown.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - - News

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Nutritionists, food bloggers tour ND wheat fields
Farmers and ranchers often lament that people outside agriculture don’t seem to understand or care what they do. But North Dakota wheat farmers found a receptive audience in the Wheat Safari, which stopped today on the Brad Thykeson farm near Portland, N.D.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upcoming Precision Ag Summit to discuss latest technology
Automation and precision tools are everywhere in our society, from fishing to farming, especially the latter.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Winter storm impacts Northern Ag Expo turnout
After a three-year run of euphoric times for the region’s crop farmers, the outlook for poorer commodity prices was figuring into an uncertain outlook for many show-goers at the North Dakota Ag Expo in Fargo Dec. 3 and 4.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - 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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Rancher works as shop foreman
For two decades, Strom of Hill River Farm was a ranch without cattle. But Mark Strom, a fifth-generation rancher, brought them back. “Animals, livestock — whether it’s a dog or cat — I pretty much have a passion for it,” he says.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lower crop prices spur interest in precision ag
When Gregg Carlson served in the U.S. Rangers in the early 1970s, he used the first-generation GPS system. Carlson was so impressed with the technology that he’s spent much of his post-military career educating farmers about the benefits of GPS and other precision ag tools.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Competition forces some bulls out of pens
Most bulls can fill feedlot pens, but some are herd bulls and some aren’t. Every year, the competition in the bull pen gets tougher, so some bulls need to leave.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calves prepare for independent life
As ranchers get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, the calves are in the homestretch. They’re starting to get a little hay and grain to supplement the fading grass and prepare them for independent life in September.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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