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Friday, November 7,2014

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

by WLJ
“ T e l l your story!” Ranchers get this message drilled into them on a regular basis. It stems from the basic truth that public opinion influences public policy, and those laws and regulations—especially on public lands—can make or break a ranching family.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Plan for farm succession

by WLJ
To help Kansas farmers and ranchers with the succession process, K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services are teaming up with other agencies to offer five “Planning for Farm & Ranch Succession” conferences around the state.

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Friday, November 7,2014

Cattle leaders discuss BVDV eradication

by WLJ
According to event organizer Jeff Baxter, Senior Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific, the symposium explored and opened lively discussion about how diagnostic and surveillance tools can be orchestrated in a comprehensive program to manage and control BVDV on a nationwide basis.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Letter to the editor

You aren't paranoid if they really are out to get you

by WLJ
When the Taylor Grazing Act was passed into law in 1934, its purpose was “to bring conservation to the public lands and stabilize the livestock industry dependent upon it.” It’s a given that conservation doesn’t mean what it did in 1934. Stabilization has evolved into destabilization as BLM’s management, of ten,.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Protect livestock from sweet clover disease

by WLJ
“Unfortunately, proper harvesting can be difficult,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension (NDSU) Service Livestock Stewardship Specialist and veterinarian. “If cutting is delayed until full bloom, the large, high-moisture stems will take a longer time to dry than the leaves.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Fall grass tillers are not free forage

by WLJ
These fall tillers will be part of the plant community for the next two growing seasons because all grass tillers have a two-year life span. During the first season, the tillers remain vegetative and just produce leaves. During the second season, the tillers produce a.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Vet's Perspective

Assessing lameness in the herd

by WLJ
By quickly and accurately identifying lameness issues within the herd, one can diagnose and treat those animals most efficiently in order to avoid significant loss of profit in the long run. Lameness issues in feedlot cattle have reportedly accounted for approximately 16 percent of herd health problems.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Drying corn this harvest

by WLJ
The time of year corn or other grain reaches maturity and the weather conditions can have a major impact on how quickly the grain will dry to a moisture content acceptable for storage or sale, explained Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Grain storage issues this fall create safety risk

by WLJ
Bin entrapments are sad reminders that grain storage can be deadly, Funkenbusch says. It takes only five seconds for a person to be caught in flowing grain, and less than 20 seconds to be sucked into the center of the grain, buried and suffocated, she said.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Prevent insects in stored grain

by WLJ
First, remove grain residues from bins, nearby bunks or feed storage areas, Bailey says. Sanitize empty bins, combines, trucks and augers, paying special attention to fans, with pre-harvest insecticide applications. For best results, apply to empty bin surfaces and surrounding areas six to eight weeks before harvest.

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