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Monitoring lameness to promote timely culling
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Profit margin forecasts for cow-calf producers and feeders have been on the rise. These forecasts, combined with the need to grow the national cow herd, challenges all producers to make critical decisions about retaining cows or selling them to capture record-high prices, according to Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University Extension livestock stewardship extension associate.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA to focus $35 million in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Implementation of farm bill livestock disaster programs to be expedited
Ranchers in the Dakotas and other areas who experienced losses from winter weather will get disaster assistance faster because President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement the livestock disaster programs in the farm bill within 60 days, rather than the usual six to eight months.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA working on farm bill rules, regulations
Passing a new farm bill took more than two years. Working out details, particularly ones involving livestock disaster programs, won’t take as long, says Aaron Krauter, the executive state director of the North Dakota Farm Service Agency.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought forces Calif. farmers to idle cropland
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials say. Large-scale crop losses in California, the No. 1 U.S. farm state producing half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, would undoubtedly lead to higher consumer prices, especially for tree and vine produce grown only there. But experts say it is too soon to quantify the effect.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Winter grazing and rotation can reduce feed costs
Winter feed represents one of the largest costs for a livestock production enterprise. One alternative to limit costs resulting from harvest and purchase of hay or feeding of hay is grazing pasture that has been stockpiled for winter. “Allocation of feed resources available from winter pasture is simplified to one degree because the quantity available can be determined at the beginning of the winter grazing period,” says Roger Gates, South Dakota State University Extension rangeland management specialist.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Latest News
CHS announces plans for fertilizer hub in North Dakota, the Oglala Sioux back away from a bison reserve pan and the October blizzard cost South Dakota's Pennington County about $454,000.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Creating cow partnerships
With grazing and pasture resources difficult to find in some areas of the state, cattle producers may consider looking to other areas of the state for grazing resources, says Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist. Cow lease/share arrangements may be one way to match cows to feed resources.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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NDSU shares beef cattle research results
Beef cattle diets, breeding systems, drylot versus pasture cow-calf production, forage digestibility enhancements, grazing and effects of pen bedding were among the topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Oglala Sioux back away from bison reserve plan
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has backed away from a plan to force cattle ranchers from their leased lands for a 100,000-acre bison reserve in the South Unit of Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Program designed to help prepare for droughts
An initiative seeks to provide more info.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Prairies vanish in hidden costs of US push for green energy
Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he’s not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.
Wednesday, November, 13, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Fla. ranchers seek locally grown label
The program encourages local beef.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Delayed ND corn, sunflower harvests progressing
A second week of dry weather is helping North Dakota farmers catch up on the delayed late-season harvest.
Tuesday, November, 05, 2013 - - News

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'Why was this storm such a big deal?'
Price clears up some common misconception about the October blizzard.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Better times in livestock
Outside the storm-hammered western Dakotas, the livestock outlook has improved.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Land use switch
Record high crop prices are spurring conversion from grasslands to croplands.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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BeefTalk: Sending spayed heifers to the feedlot
The spayed heifers are off the grass and ready for the feedlot. The Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center spayed all the extra heifers and sent them to grass at the end of May and returned them home in mid-October.
Thursday, October, 24, 2013 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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The benefits of protein
Properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase rib-eye area in long yearling steers by 25 percent.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Forages at risk for prussic acid poisoning
With parts of South Dakota experiencing the first cold weather of fall, producers should be aware that forage sorghum, sorghum-sudan hybrids and sudangrass all have the potential to produce prussic acid poisoning in livestock.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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