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NDSU researcher retires
FARGO, N.D. — Vern Anderson, one of North Dakota State University’s prominent livestock researchers, has left the feedlot after 35 years and will move into a consulting business.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU, collaborators set ag drone research plan
Researchers at North Dakota State University are calling their upcoming work a “proof-of-concept” study that will help determine if and how drones might help farmers and ranchers in everyday business.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tripp County is cattle king in SD
The Jorgensen family — with about 3,200 bulls pn a ranch northwest of Winner, S.D. — have one of the many operations that help make Tripp County top in the state for the cattle industry. Nestled along the Nebraska border, Tripp County has the most cattle of any county in South Dakota, with 160,000 head within its borders, according to data collected from 2013.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Mustard prices decent
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mustard markets have probably worked better than any other through the winter. Prices have stayed at decent levels, maybe not as high as you’d like, but far closer to year ago levels than wheat or canola.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sustainability claims need evidence to back them up
“Just thinking or saying you’re sustainable isn’t good enough.” That’s what McDonald’s Corp. executive Bob Langert told cattlemen last month. Consumers want proof. It might be hard to define such an abstraction, let alone prove what you’ve always done. Developing wells, practicing responsible grazing, protecting wildlife habitats — maybe that’s just part of who you are as a rancher.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Set goals to recover from the October blizzard
The loss of known genetics and performance in cattle herds in areas of western South Dakota hit by the winter storm Atlas in October is a big issue, says Ken Olson, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Producers confident in tools, Angus genetics
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers mull feedlot expansions
FARGO, N.D. — More livestock producers are considering adding or expanding livestock feeding operations in North Dakota, officials say.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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FDA to ban antibiotics for growth
Food and Drug Administration rules that would ban feeding low-dosage antibiotics for promoting growth in livestock are three years away, but veterinarians say farmers are preparing for the inevitable.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oats a crop to release
Oats are just another crop to get rid of now, along with every other grain. Now millers are dropping their price for oat products to their customers as the end users see the drop in farmgate levels and are starting to re-open standing contracts.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Spring could bring relief for beef prices
Already pricey beef at grocery stores is expected to become even more expensive in February — wholesale beef and cattle prices are at all-time highs this winter in the U.S., fueled by a tight supply of cattle.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Gas rationing affects American Crystal, ag processers
American Crystal Sugar Co. and other key agricultural processors in the region are affected by the rationing of natural gas prompted by a Saturday morning pipeline explosion in Manitoba.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manage cattle in winter weather
Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. While we can’t change the weather, there are some things that can be done from a management stand point to improve cattle comfort and reduce the impacts on cattle performance and efficiency during the winter.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Supply squeeze pushes US ‘choice’ beef price to new high
The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record on Thursday as already tight supplies were further squeezed by harsh weather that reduced the number of cattle that came to market in parts of the country, analysts said.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Seed that performs
Throughout each growing season, Bancroft farmer, Steve Weerts, enjoys watching his crops grow and mature. But the real thrill comes after harvest when yield results are in and he can see how his inputs and management practices paid off.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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