Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 suggested Extension meeting topics

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 suggested Extension meeting topics

FarmTalk

10.  Techniques for making the pickup you’re about to trade in not look like its previous owner was a storm chaser with lousy luck.

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80 Million Strong:  Insight into the “Millennial mindset.”

80 Million Strong:  Insight into the “Millennial mindset.”

Kindra Gordon

Hereford World

As modern agriculture evolves,   getting to know consumers and understanding their changing needs have become increasingly important to ensure marketing success. Presently, the Millennial demographic is one worth paying close attention to as it is driving change across all sectors of the economy.

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Keep an Eye on Cutting Height to Maintain Forage Stands

Keep an Eye on Cutting Height to Maintain Forage Stands

Dwane Miller

Pennsylvania State University

Cutting height can have an effect on both the quality of your forage and the longevity of the stand. Now that the sun is beginning to shine (at least on a more regular basis), forage growers have begun to take first cutting hay across the state. One of the questions we get when trying to maximize both forage yield and longevity of the stand is “How low can you mow?”

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Intensive Grazing Boosts Gains and Builds a New Market

Intensive Grazing Boosts Gains and Builds a New Market

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

It’s feeding time at Beaver Creek Farm, in Surry County, North Carolina. While other farmers are hauling bales of hay to their cattle, Mike and Jean Jones stroll through their pastures like pied pipers leading cows to fresh grass.

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Medication Administration and Remote Delivery

Medication Administration and Remote Delivery

Rob Eirich

University of Nebraska

The important principles to review when determining proper injectable administration of medications are: animal care/wellbeing, proper restraint, injection location, route of administration, and appropriate dosage.

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Understanding wet hay

Understanding wet hay

Glenn Selk

Progressive Cattleman

Spring rain in Oklahoma has allowed cool-season forages to grow in abundance. Harvesting and baling cool-season crops such as fescue and wheat hay is a challenge during a wet spring. The timing of the rains can make it difficult for cattlemen who are trying hard to put quality hay in the bale for next winter’s feed supply.

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University of Florida program helps small cow-calf producers get ahead

University of Florida program helps small cow-calf producers get ahead

Samantha Grenrock

Drovers

The UF/IFAS Florida Heifer Development Program was developed by Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County director, and Cliff Lamb, professor of animal sciences and assistant director of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna. Both Lamb and Waters saw a need for a program to help ranchers improve the productivity of their herds.

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