Daily Archives: July 5, 2018

Mark Parker:   The Top Ten small town traffic rules

Mark Parker:   The Top Ten small town traffic rules

FarmTalk

  1. If there are cattle and horses in the street, it’s a roundup. If there are cattle, horses and a marching band, it’s a parade.
  2. Two farmers parked in the middle of Main to exchange rainfall information counts as a traffic jam.

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Johnsongrass – Friend or foe?

Johnsongrass – Friend or foe?

Ron Strahan

Progressive Forage

Johnsongrass is an aggressive perennial grass that’s mainly considered a weed. However, it has actually been used as forage in the southern U.S. for over 150 years. Johnsongrass has a surprisingly high level of quality as forage when grazed at the appropriate time. But there are some serious toxicity issues that can occur when the grass undergoes environmental stress.

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Managing for Margins Makes the Difference Every Time

Managing for Margins Makes the Difference Every Time

Don Ashford

On Pasture

With six decades of farming experience, Don Ashford has a lot of data to draw on. Here’s a lesson he’s learned that can help all of us look at our farming operations and decide what we can control and how we want to farm or ranch.

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Wet Conditions and Skin Rashes in Cattle

Wet Conditions and Skin Rashes in Cattle

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

Heat and rainy weather can contribute to a number of things that will cause skin rashes in calves.

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WOTUS legal battle continues in Georgia, New York

WOTUS legal battle continues in Georgia, New York

Todd Neeley

Western Livestock Journal

In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the groups filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the state of Georgia and other states challenging the merits of the 2015 rule. On June 12, the court issued a preliminary injunction to suspend implementation of the rule in 11 states. Those include Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

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Baxter Black, DVM: The Flag

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Flag

With your permission I would like to indulge in a little naked patriotism.  The United States of America, during my lifetime has become a nation like none other on earth.

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Noble Research Institute Project Yields Cutting-Edge Insight into Better Forage-Based Cattle Systems

Noble Research Institute Project Yields Cutting-Edge Insight into Better Forage-Based Cattle Systems

Oklahoma Farm Report

Dr. Billy Cook is senior vice president and director of the agricultural division of the Noble Research Institute. One of the projects Cook has been involved with is the research that’s been going on for several years now with GrowSafe Systems – a Calgary-based technology company that has put the Institute on the cutting-edge of measuring what’s going on with forage-based cattle systems.

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