Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Post Election Thoughts on Agriculture: #5 of 5 | Fly Over Country

Post Election Thoughts on Agriculture: #5 of 5 | Fly Over Country

DamianMason.com

In my prior life, I was a political comedian.  It was my job to pore over news and observe current events then comment comedically.  Sadly, there’s nothing funny about the huge disconnect between urban elitists along with the DC establishment and those of us in rural America.

BeefTalk: Prepping for Calving Means Prepped Cows

BeefTalk: Prepping for Calving Means Prepped Cows

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Take care of cows and they will take care of you. The cows will do the work for you: calving, breeding back and bringing home a big calf in the fall. Are your cows prepped and ready for calving? If in doubt, grab your sleeping bag and bed down with the cows for the night. Do not bring a pillow or snacks; keep your socks on your feet.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs you have a lousy seed dealer

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs you have a lousy seed dealer

FarmTalk

10. He thinks “black layer” is some kind of chicken.

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Preparing for emergencies on the farm

Preparing for emergencies on the farm

Andrew Flinn

Brownfield Network

An insurance consultant says farmers need to be prepared for potential emergencies on their operations. Ben Peetz with the FCCI Insurance Group says a key element to preparing farms for emergencies is having a good working relationship with first responders. And that starts by showing them your farm operation.

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Pre-sale research is a key element for a successful bull buying season

Pre-sale research is a key element for a successful bull buying season

RYAN CROSSINGHAM

Farm and Ranch Guide

It’s bull buying season, and selecting the right type of bull is critical for the long-term success of a producer’s herd. Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist, believes it’s important before entering the bull buying process for cattle producers to step back and examine what exactly it is that they need from their bulls.

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Angus program continues to reap premiums despite challenging markets.

Angus program continues to reap premiums despite challenging markets.

Krissa Welshans

Feedstuffs

While the cattle market took a steep dive in falling from record highs in 2014 to last fall’s low, results from the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) 2016 “Here’s the Premium” (HTP) calf price tracking study showed prices weren’t as low for producers selling Angus beef cattle.

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Fair Oaks Farms to add major new chicken, beef adventures

Fair Oaks Farms to add major new chicken, beef adventures

Joseph S. Pete

NWI.com

Fair Oaks Farms, the "agricultural Disney" that’s already is one of the largest tourist attractions in Northwest Indiana, plans to add major new attractions over the next few years. The working agritourism destination at 856 N. County Road 600 E. in Fair Oaks has plans for new chicken and beef cattle adventures that would give visitors a close-up look at modern farming operations, said Fair Oaks Farms Chief Executive Officer Gary Corbett.

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