Archive for October 2014

Digi-Star introduces a WeighLog hydraulic weighing system

Fort Atkinson, Wis. [Oct. 29, 2014] – Digi-Star introduces the WeighLog for wheel, telescopic and skidsteer loaders. This system provides a user-friendly on-board weighing system that can be used for loading, check weighing and simple batching. “With the WeighLog you know what you have in the bucket before you leave the pile. Large round and…

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Purdue experts to address changing ag market conditions

By: Darrin Pack WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in a free webinar set for 9 a.m. Friday (Oct. 31). Jim Mintert, director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture and…

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Beef Bites

Looking for something tasty to try over the weekend? Try out this Inside Out Ravioli!  INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces pasta 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1…

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Mandatory COOL: Still Detrimental to Trade, Still No Easy Solution

By: Katie Allen MANHATTAN, Kan. – Abolish? Make further tweaks? Or perhaps, make it voluntary? On the heels of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) latest ruling on U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), debate on both sides of the issue continues. It’s a debate that has spanned more than a decade, and finding a solution that…

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Spotlight on Economics: China’s Growing Demand for Meat

By Tom Wahl, Professor NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department China’s rapid economic growth and changing population demographics have affected the world’s most populous country. Driven by income growth, urbanization and a transition to a market economy, the Chinese diet has shifted from staples to meat. Since the 1980s, Chinese grain consumption has decreased by…

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Evaluating Cattle Feeding Sites Vital to Producers

By: Shelby Alyssa Mettlen MANHATTAN, Kan. – 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. Investing in such a project requires the right equipment and expertise, and Graber…

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Protect Livestock From Sweet Clover Disease

By: Gerald Stokka Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats. “Unfortunately, proper harvesting can be difficult,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock stewardship specialist and veterinarian. “If…

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South Texas cattle program could reflect growing herd numbers

EDINBURG – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel are hoping that with recent rains and improved pastures, South Texas cattle ranchers will start rebuilding herds sold off during the drought. Cattle will be accepted soon for the annual AgriLife Extension Bull Gains Test, Heifer Development and Pen of Steers Program. Proof of renewed activity could…

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