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2017 April 21
Once you have completed the quarantine period and none of the animals have exhibited any signs or symptoms of illness or disease, it is safe to integrate them into the rest of the herd. — Katie Ockert, MSU Extension.
2017 April 21
For many farms, across all of agriculture, the returns are poor relative to the cost of production. The result is great stress among many farm families. During times like this, it is easy to lose perspective, have difficulty making decisions and to be discouraged.
2017 April 21
The grass is turning green across the Midwest and the annual surge of cool season grass growth is just around the corner. Cattle grazing the lush new growth of spring can be at risk for grass tetany. Begin offering high magnesium mineral supplements now to prevent grass tetany this spring.
2017 April 21
Brown’s announcement was followed a few days later by a notice from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that the State Water Project (SWP) would supply 100 percent of the contract for contractors north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and 85 percent of requests for other contractors.


2017 April 21
In 1967, Ringo Starr of the Beatles asked, “Does it worry you to be alone?” Western ranchers on public lands can feel very alone when disagreeing with federal agencies. But ranchers could benefit from Starr’s suggestion and try with a little help from their friends.


by WLJ
2017 April 21
Jacobson was a pioneer in the meat packing industry and opened National Beef in Liberal, KS, in 1968. For the past four years, he has been actively working with Dr. Barry Booth at veteran’s events, especially talking with school children about World War II.
2017 April 21
A.G. Kawamura wants to start a new dialogue about agriculture. The former California secretary of agriculture said it’s time for everyone to recognize that the clock is ticking and that people need to become more resilient when it comes to water and food security.
2017 April 14
It’s been nearly 14 years since China allowed sales of U.S. beef in that country, but that may be about to change. And that’s very good news for the U.S. beef and cattle industry, according to a Kansas State University (K-State) agricultural economist..
by WLJ
2017 April 14
“To address the reasonable desire for information about whether pesticide use changes are positive or negative, several researchers have attempted to quantify overall pesticide impacts using simplified measures; however, the two most commonly used...
by WLJ
2017 April 14
In a surprisingly speedy turn-around, the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIP- SA) responded to stakeholder comments on one of the so-called “Farmer Fair Practices” rules. GIPSA announced last Wednesday that implementation of the “Scope Rule” would be delayed until October, 2017.
2017 April 14
Beyerlein went on to say that, “Following investigation, the survey may be cancelled, corrected, or reinstated, either in whole or in part, but no administrative action based on the plats filed for these three surveys may be initiated or completed by BLM while these surveys are suspended.
2017 April 14
Nominated by President Donald Trump on Jan. 13 to fill the position a 10th Circuit Court judge, faced partisan opposition. Most Democrats in Congress appeared to oppose Gorsuch as retaliation to the Republicans’ refusal last year to hold hearings on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.


2017 April 14
It’s often been “Go big or go home” in this industry. Bigger calf crops, bigger cattle, bigger ribeyes, and more. But when it comes to calves and equipment, sometimes bigger isn’t better. And with an aging cattle industry, using the right tool for the job is increasingly more important.


2017 April 14
Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, said producing high quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef cattle during the winter. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Forage Specialist, said improving Bermuda grass quality can be as easy as correctly timing fertilizer applications and cuttings.
2017 April 7
Fish and Wildlife to remove the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse from Endangered Species Act (ESA) coverage. The petition is based on new scientific findings confirming that the mouse, far from being “threatened,” is not meaningfully different from other populations of jumping mice with healthy populations in a number of parts of North America.
2017 April 7
Good cow management includes a variety of factors. Cattle should receive: • Balanced nutrition (including water) that supports appropriate body weight and condition; • Wind protection and bedding to lessen the impacts of brutal weather; and •...


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