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Mark Parker: The Top 10 rains of the year (in order)

The Top 10 rains of the year (in order)

Mark Parker

FarmTalk

10.  January keep-the-lots-muddy rain.

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Bull selection for improved herd performance

Bull selection for improved herd performance

A. Jacques Fuselier
Progressive Cattleman

Bull selection is critical for maximizing pregnancy and calf performance potential. With that, there are several factors and qualities that should be considered with respect to a beef operation’s needs and expectations.

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Color Wheel Farm gets high weaning weights with switchgrass

Color Wheel Farm gets high weaning weights with switchgrass

Carrie Veselka

Progressive Forage

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When Brad and Kim Black ended up with several acres of switchgrass, they decided to graze it. This decision has permanently changed their grazing program.

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Is My Charger Too Small For the Amount of Fence I Have?

Is My Charger Too Small For the Amount of Fence I Have?

Wayne R

On Pasture

I’ve been asked a handful of times, “Is my multi wire set up too much stress for my fence charger?” Some manufactures rate their chargers in total linear length of wire, and some rate in single/multi wire, so it can be hard to figure out.

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The dos and don’ts of grassland management

The dos and don’ts of grassland management

Pete Bauman

Tri State Neighbor

What do you want your grassland to provide and what are you willing to invest? Those are key questions for grassland managers. There are major differences in what can be achieved in grassland projects based on the history of the land and its management. Native (unbroken) sod has certain characteristics and potentials that planted or tame grasslands do not.

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Foodservice Fraud

Foodservice Fraud

Dan Murphy

Drovers

Columnist Dan Murphy asks: Can an employee who works in an institutional kitchen steal more than a million dollars’ worth of beef? And get away with it for nearly a decade? Unfortunately, the answer is, Yes he can.

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Changing attitudes about farming and ranching in expanding Texas cities

Changing attitudes about farming and ranching in expanding Texas cities

Southwest Farm Press

In fact, Texas is such a large contributor to the nation’s agriculture, it might seem surprising that as urban areas of the state become larger, trends have been that fewer Texans are aware of the important role agriculture plays in the state’s heritage and economy.

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