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ND eyes dairy turnaround
North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - 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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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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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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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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Rebuilding the dairy herd
North Dakota ag leaders are working on a plan to revitalize the state’s long-declining milk industry.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring thaw contributes to feed waste
Spring is approaching, and now is a good time to assess forage inventories and finalize plans for 2014 production. But in addition to planning for growing-season forages, springtime thawing often contributes to additional waste in the feed yard. Much has been printed about using good management practices during the feeding process to help minimize waste, including spoilage when wet forages are exposed to air.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tripp County is cattle king in SD
The Jorgensen family — with about 3,200 bulls pn a ranch northwest of Winner, S.D. — have one of the many operations that help make Tripp County top in the state for the cattle industry. Nestled along the Nebraska border, Tripp County has the most cattle of any county in South Dakota, with 160,000 head within its borders, according to data collected from 2013.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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SD dairy industry expands
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As a result of ample supplies of both food and water, the sustainable future of South Dakota’s dairy industry looks bright.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - - News

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Sale barns face uncertain future
In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.
Friday, March, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Monitoring lameness to promote timely culling
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Profit margin forecasts for cow-calf producers and feeders have been on the rise. These forecasts, combined with the need to grow the national cow herd, challenges all producers to make critical decisions about retaining cows or selling them to capture record-high prices, according to Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University Extension livestock stewardship extension associate.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Precision Ag Summit draws large crowd for third year
Google Glass takes center stage at the event, demonstrating how farmers use can use the "smartphone on your face."
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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