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Friday, February 12,2010

Consider frost seeding or interseeding pastures

by WLJ
Producers wanting to add to or improve the forage species in their existing pastures should consider using either the frost seeding method in February and early March, or interseeding later in the spring months.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Agco posts quarterly profit

by DTN
Agco, which makes farm equipment under the Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt and Valtra brand names, said it believed Europe and North America were stabilizing, but it still needed to reduce inventories in those markets by idling some facilities..

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Friday, February 12,2010

NCBA pushes scientific approach to antibiotics

by WLJ
Kansas State Universitys (KSU) Michael Apley, a veterinary clinical pharmacologist, traveled to Capitol Hill recently with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) to educate lawmakers and their staff about the use of antibiotics in the beef industry.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Minnesotans to force wolf delisting

by WLJ
Dale Lueck, a cattle rancher in north-central Minnesota, and Gerald Tyler, a retired real estate developer from Ely, MN, are moving forward with a lawsuit to force the Department of Interior and U.S.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Herd health focus of San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium

by WLJ
The 27th annual San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium will be Tuesday, March 2, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Spring breeding decisions can influence marketing opportunities

by WLJ
As beef producers consider their breeding decisions this spring, one factor that should weigh into those decisions would be the marketing opportunities for those calves next fall.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Producers should prepare for lenders questions

by WLJ
When commodity prices are high and incomes are up, farmers often can borrow money to plant their spring crop with almost no questions asked by lenders. That is not the case this year, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Tapping into demand for local, forage-finished beef

by WLJ
In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities.

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Friday, February 12,2010

HBO special highlights impact of Temple Grandin on beef production

by WLJ
When HBOs Temple Grandin aired Feb. 6, farmers and ranchers across the country tuned in to honor Temple Grandins work in improving the care of cattle. Grandin, living with autism, revolutionized livestock handling by tapping into her ability to see the world in a different way to develop a deeper understanding of animal behavior.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Exit on beefs fast lane?

by WLJ
Cattlemen know marbling is important, and they keep hearing about ways to give it a head start. Early weaning onto a high-starch grain ration sounds promising, but could it be risky? The price of corn and potential for lighter carcass weights keep some producers from taking that route.

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