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Friday, June 6,2014

Pasture Management

by Wayne Burleson
Handsdown, growing soils is the foundation of good pasture management. I have learned that from the experimentation we have tried in our humanitarian food gardening efforts around the world. The more time we spend improving the soils, the less time spent fighting weeds, sick and diseased plants.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Beef Talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
As calving winds down and calves are settled with their mamas, the inevitable day will come when the calves need to get a round of vaccinations. It is much like the old days when the school made the announcement that the county nurse was coming along with a bag full of needles.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Obituary

by WLJ
He was devoted to his family and is survived by his son, Graham Kennedy DuBose, Jr., his daughter-in-law Sara DuBose and grandson Ford Wesley; his stepdaughter Pam Omohundro, her husband Dr. Luke Omohundro and daughters Charis and Sadie; his stepson Brian Rogers and his wife Dominic and children Brooke and Brandon; and Mister’s sister, Sue Ziemke.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Research shows strong demand for beef

by WLJ
(32 percent) of the total protein market share in foodservice. • 97 percent of restaurant operators feature beef on the menu. • Volume was up in every major beef category across the board, including steaks, roasts, ribs, ground beef and pre-cooked roast beef.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Range, pastures recovering from drought in many areas

by WLJ
Compared to a year ago, ranges and pastures in many areas of the Midwest such as southern and eastern Nebraska are looking better this year, according to Jerry Volesky, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research & Extension Center near North Platte, NE.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Summer gasoline prices: Steady as they go

by WLJ
Declining demand for gasoline coupled with increased oil refining capacity in the U.S. should help to keep the price of gas this summer below $4 per gallon in the Midwest, barring any disruption of supply, Purdue University Energy Economist Wally Tyner says.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Vilsack announces additional resources for rural exporters

by WLJ
The White House Rural Council held the first “Made in Rural America” regional export forum with business owners and local leaders in Canonsburg, PA, June 4. The one-day meeting was hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack delivered the keynote address.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Have cattle prices and lost grazing acres altered cow culling priorities?

by WLJ
Management decisions relating to culling stock cows have increased dramatically in complexity under current market conditions. The Jan. 1 USDA inventory of “all cows and heifers calved” is the lowest total since 1941, indicating some potential for continued profitability in the cow/ calf sector for several years to come.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Flies are more than pests

by WLJ
Pour-ons or sprays are absorbed by the animal and act to repel flies that feed on blood (as well as lice and grubs). They are directly applied to animals and have to be re-applied every three weeks in the case of horn flies. Pour-ons are more labor intensive than some other options listed here.

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Friday, June 6,2014

Western Hemisphere corn demand more than doubled

by DTN
“All countries in the region are the same or a little higher (in purchases), and it’s all related to price,” said Kurt Shultz, the U.S. Grains Council’s Regional Director for the Western Hemisphere. “Free trade agreements in some countries have opened up the door.

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