Daily Archives: April 4, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons farmers’ yards are rarely featured in landscaping magazines

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons farmers’ yards are rarely featured in landscaping magazines

FarmTalk

  1. Peonies are a 2,4-D drift magnet.
  2. Fertilizer? But wouldn’t that mean more mowing?

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In the Battle for the American West, the Cowboys Are Losing

In the Battle for the American West, the Cowboys Are Losing

Jim Carlton

Wall Street Journal

. . . Federal officials have prodded Hage cattle off this lonesome stretch of central Nevada. They didn’t use a lasso. The government corralled the cows through a series of court rulings and policy changes to limit grazing—tactics applied broadly to ranchers across the West.

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GPS finds home on the range

GPS finds home on the range

Tyler Harris

Nebraska Farmer

What happens when you mount a GPS tracking device on a cow? As it turns out, a lot of data generation. In fact, in the last three years since he first began tracking cattle behavior and grazing habits using GPS collars, Mitch Stephenson has created Excel sheets with “several hundred thousand rows of data points.”

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Plan for drought . . . now

Plan for drought . . . now

Gary Bates

Hay and Forage Grower

This time of the year most of us are waiting for winter to end, looking forward to warmer temperatures and greener pastures. Very few people woke up this morning thinking about drought.

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Make the most of your mineral investment by controlling intake

Make the most of your mineral investment by controlling intake

Lori Stevermer

Progressive Cattleman

The “corner post” of any cow nutrition program should be a year-round mineral program. Every rancher knows that to build a good fence, you must have a good corner post. In the same way, building a sound beef cow nutrition program starts with a sound mineral program.

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Colorado to Host 50th BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium

Colorado to Host 50th BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event themed 50th Anniversary in the Rockies, will be June 20 to June 23 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel in Loveland, Colorado. This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of educational programming and a full day of tours

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Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

Oklahoma State University

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension emeritus animal scientist and editor of the OSU Cow-Calf Corner newsletter, warns newborn calves that are not found for several hours after birth and that have been exposed to exceedingly cold temperatures may become hypothermic or at least extremely stressed.

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