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Fitting annual forages into a crop rotation

Crop rotations may benefit from high yielding forages that are harvested as silage or hay and marketed to livestock producers. Traditionally producers have focused on a few common crops for forage and silage production, such as corn and alfalfa, and for good reason. FULL STORY »

Say ‘adios’ to La Nada

Here comes El Niño, and early data suggests it could grow into a monster. FULL STORY »

Japan, United States face off in crucial trade negotiations

Japan and the United States on Wednesday began a round of crucial talks aimed at concluding a trade pact seen as critical to the success of regional negotiations, although officials warned that bridging differences would be difficult. FULL STORY »

Ranch drought prep – plan for the worst and hope for the best

“The drought is far from being over at this point,” says Kansas State University Beef Veterinarian Dr. Larry Hollis in an interview with K-State Radio Network and Agriculture Today. “If you look at the forecast, I don’t see much on the horizon that makes me think we’re not going to have another dry year.” FULL STORY »

Drylot management for beef cow/calf system

The use of a drylot beef cow/calf system is an alternative management system to the traditional methods of pasture or range beef production. FULL STORY »

Consider growing teff grass

“Have you considered teff grass?” This is a growing response to those who are looking for more crop choices in their operations. In Western South Dakota the growing interest is linked to no-till systems and cover crops. FULL STORY »

Consistent hay and cattle patterns

Not all relationships hold cleanly over time. One way to keep some perspective and some sanity when trying to evaluate markets is to look for consistency. Are higher calf prices leading to more replacement heifers? FULL STORY »

Working cattle safely and efficiently this spring

Application of most economically important management practices to commercial cowcalf operations require up close interaction with the cattle. Several of these jobs are carried out during the upcoming months. FULL STORY »

Sign-up date for farmer and rancher disaster assistance programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. FULL STORY »

Protecting your calving investment

Beef producers faced calving challenges this winter due to historic cold weather. Producers and veterinarians reported that some cows simply lay down and gave up this winter when it came time to calve. FULL STORY »

Beef Quiz: Getting to know Sugie Sartwelle

Get to know CBB member Sugie Sartwelle and then test your knowledge here in this three question quiz for a chance to win a prize pack. FULL STORY »

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