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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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Consider buying beef cattle for long-term gain
Last year, I was elated when a high choice, visual yield grade 3 steer carcass brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31.
Monday, October, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Obama plans executive actions to strengthen US manufacturing
President Barack Obama will launch a series of executive actions today to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing, including a $300 million investment in three technologies considered crucial to the country’s industrial competitiveness.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - 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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Beef industry maintaining consistent output, slightly increasing
Reviewing the data from the Cow Herd Appraisal of Performance Software program, beef herds seem to be fairly constant. The reproductive performance based on cows exposed is remarkably sound, and the output, as measured by age adjusted weaning weight, is holding consistent and maybe even showing a slightly increasing trend.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Conference time with parents, students and teachers
My wife and I just finished the season’s round of “student-led conferences.”
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Drought sends Calif. cattle packing — to Texas
For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Learning more about precision ag
A North Dakota center offers seminars for ag producers.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - 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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