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2016 June 20
I used to think multitasking should be a top goal of management here. Within natural systems like forage and cows, lots of things are always going on at the same time. What if I could do enough things correctly and on time to fit those systems together just right?.


by WLJ
2016 June 20
Ranchers are the original stewards of the West. They are the definition of sustainability as rangelands and wildlife habitat thrive where ranchers are properly managing the land.


by WLJ
2016 June 20
It’s no secret that the increased use of social media by the American public has changed marketing in all sectors. That’s why the Beef Checkoff Program has turned almost exclusively to these channels to efficiently and economically market beef to consumers.


2016 June 17
Last week saw a concerning multi-part collapse in the cattle markets. Cash fed cattle trade amounted to more than 20,000 head by close of trade on Thursday at prices significantly lower than those seen the week before. Live cattle traded for $118-122, $4-8 lower than the prior week, and dressed cattle went for $187-196, a whopping $9-23 lower.


2016 June 10
The fight over Mexican wolves in the Southwest is heating up as more groups line up on the battlefield. Last week saw a quartet of environmentalist groups file a motion to intervene in an ongoing case that pits the State of New Mexico against the federal government.
2016 June 10
In today’s horse industry there are numerous competitive opportunities for very young horses. Many young horses are shown in weanling and yearling halter futurities. A high percentage of young horses are ridden as long yearlings in preparation for 2-year-old performance classes.
2016 June 10
As we move into the growing season, dandelions can cause many potential headaches; not just in your lawn but also in your alfalfa field, according to Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Forages Field Specialist, and Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.
2016 June 10
Many Oklahoma ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd. In addition, they like to use a shortened 45- to 60-day breeding season for the replacement heifers. The next logical step is to determine which of these heifers failed to conceive in their first breeding season.
2016 June 10
Only two weeks after the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) ruled that landowners have the right to seek judicial review of a “waters of the U.S.” designation on their land, several small business groups are urging the court to take up a case seeking the same for critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
by WLJ
2016 June 10
“I’m excited about this opportunity to serve the great beef-producing families and other beef industry stakeholders in Colorado, who feed consumers not only in our state but across the nation and the world,” says Bloom.
by DTN
2016 June 10
The so-called extender legislation late in 2015 made permanent the provision allowing a retiree to move funds directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a charity without income recognition. The key feature is that these transfers count for the annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) that every IRA holder over age 70.
2016 June 10
Hellevang warns that using aeration could warm the grain, which may increase the moisture content of the grain slightly. Aeration fans should be covered to prevent wind and a natural chimney effect from warming the grain. Wind blowing into uncovered fans or ducts will move air through the grain in a way that is similar to operating an aeration fan.
by DTN
2016 June 10
Sometimes called butterweed, the winter annual often springs up in no-till corn and soybean fields. Burndown herbicides are typically used to control it early in the spring when the plants are smaller and more susceptible, but that’s not an option in forage and wheat crops.


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