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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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North Dakota will benefit from a crop insurance program, a North Dakota man who neglected horses violates his probation and a Minnesota cattle grouped names a new leader.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Green peas hurting
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The first field of green peas is reported to have been combined in southwest Saskatchewan, although the bulk of the harvest will not start until mid-August.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. cattle group names new leader
Ashley Kohls has been named executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, effective Sept. 1.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - - 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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US soymeal exports on course to top lofty expectations
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already projected that U.S. soymeal exports will hit a record 10.7 million metric tons (11.8 million tons) this year, but they could well top even that lofty forecast if domestic feed users switch from pricey meal to relatively cheap distillers’ grains (DDG) and free up more meal supplies for the export market.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Flax market hot
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Now is the time to have a few bins of flax. You can probably sell them to Legumex Walker at $15 per bushel freight on board farm most places in western Canada.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study shows Zilmax has no negative effects on cattle health
LINCOLN, Neb. — The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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North Dakota seed spud insurance trial is delayed to Dec.1, Fargo, N.D., is among two national finalistists for a genotype lab location and agriculture groups want to limit rail costs with late cars.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep animals safe in hot temps
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Weather forecasters are predicting the hottest temperatures so far this summer to arrive sometime this week, accompanied by intense humidity.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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Ag groups want to limit rail costs with late cars
The North Dakota Farmers Union and North Dakota Corn Growers Association are among 23 organizations nationwide filing comments on rate case complaint procedures with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The action is “the largest combined filing by farm organizations in years,” according to the joint news release by the two groups.
Friday, July, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bearish reaction to USDA’s report
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that old-crop soybean stocks were above expectations and new-crop plantings well above.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gardening for self sufficiency
I grew up with a garden, not that I was always appreciative of the fact or thrilled with the idea of pulling weeds or picking beans. I did like the tilling. Like most young boys, the tiller with its noisy gas motor and the ability to power pulverize dirt and old plants and weeds had its allure.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology can monitor crop, livestock production
North Dakota State University researchers are taking to the air to monitor crop and livestock research projects on the ground.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - - 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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Soybeans difficult to move
Soybeans are one of the crops that have suddenly become just another commercial product. Delmar commodities in Winkler, Manitoba, has been buying all winter for its crush, but elevators went no-bid in January and only re-opened their doors in April.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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