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Profit Tips: Nutrition - Test your feeds this year

This year’s dry conditions have resulted in ranchers feeding lower-quality hay and, in many cases, turning to less conventional forage sources. FULL STORY »

Where’s the beef from?

So how much of our beef actually comes from foreign sources? Researchers with USDA’s Economic Research Service explored that question in the recent report titled “U.S. red meat production from foreign-born animals,” published in the journal Agricultural Sciences. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Equipment - Speedy hookup

Hooking a trailer onto a pickup ball-hitch can be frustrating and time consuming when doing it by yourself. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Reproduction - Early pregnancy testing pays

Early results provided by blood pregnancy testing can offer benefits both financially and in overall herd management. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Management - Stretch pastures during drought

As drought shrinks forage production around the country, Iowa State University Extension beef program specialist Denise Schwab, PhD, says ranchers have two basic options. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Pasture management - Prep pastures for next year

After a tough year for many pastures, some preparation over the next few months could help their recovery and productivity next year, assuming Mother Nature cooperates. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Feeding - Optimize stalk grazing

University of Illinois Extension educator Travis Meteer offers ideas for making the best use of crop residues. FULL STORY »

Would an ethanol waiver reduce corn prices?

Livestock producers, along with several national and state elected officials, are calling for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires fuel blenders to include a set volume of ethanol in gasoline. But whether or not a waiver would bring lower corn prices depends on a complex set of factors, according to a new report from Purdue University economists. FULL STORY »

Profit tips: Pasture management - Drought strategies

No, the cows in this photo are not grazing drought-stressed forages. These cows are enjoying lush North Carolina early-June grazing, thanks to rancher Mike Jones and some timely rains. FULL STORY »

Profit tips: Benefits of choosing the proper lubricant

Today’s agricultural machinery costs up to several hundred-thousand dollars, and maintaining that equipment to ensure availability is critical for optimum productivity and profitability. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Enhance forage supply with ammoniated wheat straw

With forage supplies tight in many areas, treating wheat straw with ammonia could provide a cost-effective option, according to Kansas State University Extension beef specialist Dale Blasi, PhD. FULL STORY »

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