Winter roundup: Nutritional needs for your cattle
Cattle feeding moves to the top of the chore list during the winter months to give animals the energy they need to withstand the cold. University of Missouri Extension Livestock Specialist Wendy Rapp says producers should consider the supplemental protein needs of cattle when temperatures move below freezing. FULL STORY »
Rancher Relief Fund tops $2 million
Heifer donations, auction sales, auto dealer fundraisers and other donations have added to a growing relief fund that has already passed $2 million to assist cattle producers recovering from the early October blizzard. FULL STORY »
KLA speakers predicting a golden age for Kansas ranchers in 2014
Experts at last week’s Kansas Livestock Association convention say cattle producers will put the drought behind them next year as they see profits increase to their highest point in more than two decades. FULL STORY »
Will corn prices really be higher next year?
Much of the discussion in the corn market, and in crop markets in general, has become focused on the potential for a protracted period of low prices and the likely impact on farm incomes and land values. FULL STORY »
Revenue insurance—a certainty in an otherwise unknown farm bill
As of the first week of December 2013, Congress has made little visible progress toward reconciling two different visions of the farm bill. FULL STORY »
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