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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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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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Calf Value Discovery Program answers post-weaning performance questions
High market values and low grain costs make the decision of when to market calves a difficult one for South Dakota livestock producers, explains Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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Soybeans coming
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean harvest has started in southern Manitoba. Yields and quality seem OK. Most is coming in at 30 to 35 bushels per acre. Even better, they’re dry.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Food safety, social media on agenda for new Minn. Cattlemen's Association director
The new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says her group hopes to make greater use of social media and to increase participation in the Beef Quality Assurance program.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Values of some cattle increased in past year
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Conventional wisdom has held that open cows should be sold after pregnancy detection — either immediately or after a feeding period to add weight and avoid low prices for cull cows that are typically observed in the fall.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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Wet corn could provide rare common ground for farmers, ranchers
What’s good for corn farmers is usually bad for cattle producers, and vice versa. But this fall will be different if Upper Midwest farmers, as expected, harvest a large amount of high-moisture corn.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Competition for cow land and use will thicken
The beef industry is begging for cows. To meet that need, the cow-calf producer needs more cows to expand, the feedlot producer needs more calves and purveyors need product.
Monday, September, 29, 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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Sessions will address coverage options
BOZEMAN, Mont. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana State University Extension are conducting meetings to inform Montana producers about important new programs authorized by the farm bill.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Mustard harvest begins
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Harvest is under way, but not general. Early yields are a bit below average, maybe 15 to 16 bushels per acre for yellow and 20 to 25 bushels for brown.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest season brings concerns
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Each harvest season brings concerns regarding storage options for hay.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Droves of drones at Big Iron
Drones flew above a demonstration field recently in West Fargo, N.D. Someday, drones could be commonplace above Upper Midwest fields and pastures — provided the Federal Aviation Administration releases some long-awaited guidelines.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: Progress for premiums
Western Nebraska ranchers Bob and Wilma Post are making changes in their herd to target premiums, and maintain ownership in the feedlot to reap the rewards of genetic improvement.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - - News

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Harvest moving
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Finally, now that we’re into September, there’s some serious combing being done. Most crops are ripe but few are dry. Quality is an issue, with mildew the biggest concern.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ultrasound offers many ways to generate profits
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As the use of ultrasound in the beef industry continues to grow, many cattle producers continue to ask how ultrasound can generate profits. Several methods can answer this question, but one of the first is found by calculating the cost of maintaining an open cow or heifer, explains Robin Salverson, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, September, 08, 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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Preparing calves for weaning
Weaning is the most stressful event in a calf’s life. If calves can weather this stress unscathed, they have cleared a major hurdle to a productive future in the feedlot or as a replacement in the breeding herd, explains Russ Daly, associate professor and extension veterinarian at South Dakota State University.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest, that special time of year
Wheat harvest is about to begin in south-central North Dakota, and yields could be among the highest ever.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pea harvest under way
Pea harvest is under way in the south, but not yet general. Few samples have made it to processors, but there doesn’t appear to be any reason to think quality will be an issue. Trade is just getting under way.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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