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Now is the time to check cattle rations
Grazed forage might not be adequate to meet beef cattle’s nutritional needs this time of year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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