Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

Mark Parker: The Top 10 things your urban grandkids do when they visit the farm

Mark Parker: The Top 10 things your urban grandkids do when they visit the farm

FarmTalk

  1. Depending on their age, they are absolutely fascinated, or totally grossed out, by the dead possum in the yard.

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New Treatments for Old Problems

New Treatments for Old Problems

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

A mild, controlled infection in the attachment sites of the placenta and the uterus may actually help the placenta release. Never try to pull the placenta out. Gravity will put gentle, constant pressure on the placenta. By pulling it, you may leave small parts attached; they will take longer to pass and are more likely to create a serious infection.

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What’s in the Bunk

What’s in the Bunk

Amanda Radke

Tri State Livestock News

“The rain we received after a severely hot and dry spell prevented the crop from drying down at harvest and opened the plant up to opportunities for mold to develop,” said Connie Strunk, South Dakota State University (SDSU) plant pathology field specialist.

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Be sure to check your corn silage for mycotoxins

Be sure to check your corn silage for mycotoxins

Beef Producer

Corn silage samples from across the entirety of the U.S. in 2017 have shown extremely high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), type A trichothecenes (T-2), fusaric acid and fumonisin.

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Maximizing Profits Starts with Bovine Respiratory Disease Management

Maximizing Profits Starts with Bovine Respiratory Disease Management

Northern Ag

In today’s economic environment, cattle producers are looking to maximize the performance of each animal. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an economic challenge to all cattle producers.

BRD is the most common and costly disease affecting beef cattle in the world. It is a complex, bacterial infection that causes pneumonia in calves and can possibly be fatal.

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La Nina moves in for the winter

La Nina moves in for the winter

Ag Update

A La Nina climate pattern has arrived and is likely to persist through the winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. Scientists say there is a greater than 50 percent chance La Nina will be in place during February through April 2018.

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8 drivers of profitability and how to manage them to make more money

8 drivers of profitability and how to manage them to make more money

Burke Teichert

Beef Magazine

Making money with cattle is hard, but it’s possible and it’s possible to do it consistently. Here’s a review of what you can do to improve the bottom line.

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