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Feed sorghum crops as alternatives to corn
The combination of poor margins for row crops and the threat of continued dry conditions are prompting many producers to re-evaluate cropping plans. Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist, encourages them to consider crops like sorghum which require fewer inputs and use water more efficiently.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Management, disease assessment good cattle 'insurance'
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations. That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Lack of moisture good for calving, bad for pastures
This spring might have provided the perfect weather for calving, but the lack of moisture out on the range has cattle producers worried about forage production this growing season, says Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Improved beef prices take CME live cattle higher
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, helped by rising wholesale beef values, traders said. June ended 0.725 cent per lb higher at 151.450 cents per lb, and August was up 0.775 cent at 149.900 cents.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Suspected cattle rustlers kill 45 in northwest Kenya
ISIOLO, Kenya - Suspected cattle rustlers ambushed and killed at least 45 people in a village in northwest Kenya, then drove away hundreds of livestock, a regional administrator said.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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VIDEO: Calf premium soars
Angus cattle bring more at the auction than their contemporaries of other breeds. Steve Suther, director of Industry Information for the Certified Angus Beef®(CAB) brand, discusses the results of the most recent “Here’s the Premium” study.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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Argentine soyoil exports slowed by strike as labor strife grows
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina soyoil shipments were slowed on Tuesday by the start of a wage strike by a union representing 20 percent of the country's crushing workers, while the powerful CGT dock-workers union debated whether to join work stoppage.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Alternative cow-calf production systems
Ranchers face two competing economic realities today, says Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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Beef industry dancing to a different drummer this year
The beef industry stands alone in 2015 in its continued reduction in supplies available to consumers. The year 2014 was a special year for the animal production industries with record-high farm-level prices for cattle, hogs, broilers, turkeys, milk, and eggs. For 2015, a surprisingly fast expansion of poultry, pork, and milk production will cause lower prices for those commodities. Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt says beef stands alone in the continuation toward lower production, but prices remain uncertain.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures
Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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College senior focuses on classes for now
Dylan Pratt’s college career is wrapping up. His job search will continue at least a little longer.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Ag outlook tough, could be worse
Robert Johansson, new acting chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said commodity prices have been trending downward for the past several years and USDA expects that to continue.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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CME hogs end up 6th straight day as cash prices surge
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs gained for a sixth straight day on Thursday with tight supplies boosting cash hog and wholesale pork values, traders said.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures rebound; hogs move up
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Tuesday, erasing Monday's losses aided by short-covering and futures' discounts to cash prices a week ago, traders said.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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NDSU extension: Livestock producers need stocking rate reduction plan
Livestock producers should have a drought management plan in place prior to pasture turnout in case drought persists into the growing season this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock and rangeland specialists say.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Cattle deserve a herd-health program
Vaccinate. because cattle immunity is a good thing. As cattle producers start to think about working all those calves that are on the ground, herd health is a priority.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Tyson Foods plans to cut human antibiotics in U.S. chicken flocks by 2017
CHICAGO - Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017 - one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant
Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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More cattle placed in U.S. feedlots in March than expected
CHICAGO - The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots last month was higher than expected due to an increase in the number of cattle that had grazed on pastures over the past few months, a government report showed on Friday.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Live cattle futures climb ahead of USDA report
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures posted significant gains Friday on fund buying and positioning before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly Cattle-on-Feed report at 2 p.m. CDT, traders said.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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