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Balanced rations of alfalfa benefit beef cattle
Alfalfa is an excellent choice to feed as a supplement to beef cows that are later in their pregnancy. Seldom do we think of hay as being a supplement, but the right high-quality forage, such as alfalfa, certainly can be fed as a supplement to the lower-quality forages generally available for the main ration of a beef cow.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Upper Midwest farmers can learn from past records
Upper Midwest farmers won’t be harvesting hundreds of bushels per acre of wheat and soybeans anytime soon. But learning more about world-record yields can be beneficial nonetheless, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU's Little International slated for Feb. 13 and 14
The Little “I” Livestock Show is the largest student-run event on the NDSU campus involving more than 300 students. The show features showmanship classes of beef, dairy, sheep, and swine, as well as ham curing and public speaking.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - - News

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ARC-IC shouldn't be dismissed from consideration
The Agricultural Risk Coverage-Individual Coverage option under the 2014 farm bill has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County ARC-CO and the Price Loss Coverage programs. But, it might be the best option in certain instances.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Cows need proper amount of feed
With the temporary letup from the harshness of winter weather, cow-calf producers are breathing a sigh of relief. The arctic cold is held at bay and the world seems to go a little better.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Automatic calf feeders eliminate mixing replacer
The I-29 Extension Dairy Consortium’s recent educational effort titled Raising Your Best Calf Ever updated calf raisers on the key components of raising dairy calves. It started with a “Boots on the Farm” tour of several exceptional Minnesota calf raisers and culminated with the recent four-state workshops, the last of which was in Mandan, N.D.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Understand the value of bull identification
When buying registered bulls, always insist on transferring the registration number to your operation. Do not make the statement: “Well, the bull only will be used on commercial cows, so I do not need the bull registered.” That is wrong, just wrong. The biggest toe-stubbing problem in the beef industry is the lack of understanding of the value of individual animal identification.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Determine an approach to meet cattle goals
Everything has a cost. As the beef industry interacts with the market, individual producers must decide their approach to survival and meeting the family and operational goals.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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New project will study cover crops, soil health in northeast ND
Soil health is drawing growing attention from Upper Midwest farmers, and a newly funded project seeks to help farmers in northeast North Dakota promote soil health through cover crops.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Food derived from ND soybeans in high demand in Japan
Soon after Bob Sinner started doing business in Japan in the early 1990s, he was introduced to a soy food called natto. It wasn’t necessarily a pleasant introduction.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Beef byproducts at record high values
FARGO, N.D. — The values of beef byproducts — parts such as livers, hearts, tongues, stomachs and hides — have been increasing and are at record-high values, according to Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension livestock marketing economist.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Cattle feed convenient resource for birds
Starlings can be a major problem for livestock producers in the northern Plains in the winter. “During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle-feeding areas provide these sources.”
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Slow-darkening pinto varieties available in 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota State University researchers are making progress on a naturally occurring slow-darkening gene in pinto beans, according to an edible bean organization leader.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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More than half of US dairy farms enroll in MPP, ND farmer arrested with help of drone to get new trial, Bill would remove federal protection of wolves, CFTC rule prevents shortened margin call deadline and Robinson wins national potato honor.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit to focus on data, UAS
FARGO, N.D. — The fourth annual Precision Agriculture Summit will be held Jan. 19 and 20 at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Andy Robinson wins national potato honor
Andy Robinson, extension potato agronomist for North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota, has been named Spudman 2015 Emerging Leader. He received the award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, at the National Potato Council’s recent annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Plunging grain prices prompt growing interest in raising both crops and livestock
FOSSTON, Minn. — Like most area farmers who raise crops, the Landsverk family is hurt by falling grain prices. Unlike many of their fellow farmers, however, the Landsverks have a safety net. They run an organic dairy operation, and their milk income cushions declining grain sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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