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Unmanned aircraft offer ag potential

Advances in unmanned aircraft systems combined with next generation sensors will contribute to the challenge of feeding our future world in a sustainable manner, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer says. FULL STORY »

Jump starting those late calving cows

Breeding season will be soon underway for the mid April and May calving cow herds. However, we all have some late calving cows that are less than 40 to 60 days postpartum. The question is how can we “jump start” some of those late calving cows to start cycling and move them up in the calving season? FULL STORY »

Time of day of harvest and impact on nitrate concentration

Forage sorghums are used by cattle producers for summer grazing or harvested for hay. Forage sorghums can be very productive and high quality, but can also accumulate toxic levels of nitrate when stressed. FULL STORY »

USB reports results of consumers’ attitudes toward GMOs

Although consumer awareness about biotechnology and GMOs skyrocketed in 2014, only 2 percent of consumers cite GMOs as a barrier to eating foods or beverages, according to the 21st Annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition study. FULL STORY »

New way sought for captive grain shippers to challenge rail rates

National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has submitted an extensive proposal urging the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to establish new rules and procedures that captive grain shippers could use to challenge rail freight rates they believe are unreasonable. FULL STORY »

Pinkeye reduction in your dairy/beef herd

Pinkeye, also known as infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) is a highly contagious disease, causing inflammation of the cornea (the clear outer layer) and conjunctiva (the pink membrane lining the eyelids) of the eye. FULL STORY »

Risky Business report on climate change ‘insurance policy’

Another new report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States” takes a look at the range of consequences that could result from climate change. FULL STORY »

Mixed emotions in the beef industry

The beef industry is experiencing a wide range of emotions at the current time. The level of excitement is obvious as cattle and beef prices have pushed even beyond record levels of earlier this year. FULL STORY »

Managing phosphorus in pastures

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plants, but too much can mean trouble for waterways. Phosphorus is critical to plant health and growth by helping the development of root and increasing resistance to disease. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Do the math

For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements. The $537 indicates the recent costs to keep a cow for the year. FULL STORY »

The impact of hot weather on bull fertility

Recently a producer asked about the impact that the heat of the summer of 2012 may have had on the reduced calf crop that was discovered the following spring. In particular, they wanted to know if high summer temperatures could lead to reduced fertility in bulls. FULL STORY »

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