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Using corn stalks for feed

As corn harvest progresses, don't overlook corn stalks as a feed resource. Corn residue can meet the nutrient needs of ruminant livestock that are in early to mid-gestation. FULL STORY »

The impact of dressing percent on cull cow marketing

Cull cows that are destined to go to the packing house are graded by their fleshiness. The fattest cows are called “Breakers.” Moderately fleshed cows are “Boners.” Thin cows are called “Leans” or “Lights,” depending upon the weight of the cow. There will be price differences among these four grades. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The Big Fat Surprise: Part II

Does it make sense that the foods people have eaten for millennia — meat, milk, eggs butter — should suddenly become enemies of public health? Plenty of scientists 50 years ago thought so. FULL STORY »

Fall calving when the opportunity strikes Image Gallery

Weather and natural resources permitting, cow-calf producers may find benefits in utilizing a fall calving program. FULL STORY »

Record cattle prices, again and again

The words, "Another new record for cattle prices" has kind of lost its punch this year because there have been so many new records established. FULL STORY »

Calculators predict forage and hay reserves

Have you ever wanted to predict the future? If you are a cattleman, accurately prognosticating this future is valuable and may end restless nights wondering if the cows will have enough to eat this winter. FULL STORY »

Evaluating cattle feeding sites vital to producers

For Kansas’ cattle producers, building new feeding facilities can mean shelling out serious cash. However, Ron Graber, Kansas State University watershed extension specialist, said it’s an investment that pays for itself for years to come. FULL STORY »

Evaluating cattle feeding sites vital to producers

For Kansas’ cattle producers, building new feeding facilities can mean shelling out serious cash. However, Ron Graber, Kansas State University watershed extension specialist, said it’s an investment that pays for itself for years to come. FULL STORY »

A big fat review

Eating meat – let’s see – it causes cancer, heart disease and chronic obesity and maybe a third eye, purple hair and an extra limb or two. Isn’t that what most “experts” say? FULL STORY »

Minimizing storage loss on hay

Feed costs are a large part of livestock producer’s expenditures. Hay is one of many feeding options producers in South Dakota use. FULL STORY »

Fall-applied herbicides: Which weed species should be the target?

Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist. FULL STORY »

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