Archive for April 2016

Test Water Quality Before Livestock Turnout

Recent spring rains have been welcome to North Dakota farmers and ranchers following a fall and winter of below-average precipitation, but water quality in ponds and dugouts still may be compromised by concentrated levels of salts, minerals and bacteria. “We recommend that livestock producers test water quality prior to livestock turnout,” North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock environmental stewardship…

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Feed conversions of creep feeds for nursing calves

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Feed conversions of calves fed creep feeds have been quite variable to say the least.  Conversions of 5:1 or 5 pounds of grain consumed to 1 extra pound of calf weight are very rare and the optimum that can be expected when producers are using…

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More cattle on feed and less cold storage

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The latest Cattle on Feed (COF) report showed feedlot inventories (among feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity) on April 1 of 10.853 million head, 100.5 percent of year ago levels.  March feedlot marketings were 107 percent of last year and placements were 104.6…

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Beef Fuels Team Beef at the 2016 Boston Marathon

The national beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), ensured that beef was proudly represented during the historic running of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18. Twenty-one members of Team Beef started in Hopkinton, Mass., and ran along the rolling streets into downtown Boston on “Marathon Monday” to celebrate Patriots Day…

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New Kuhn Knight SL 100 Series Manure Spreaders

The redesigned Kuhn Knight SL 100 Series ProTwin® Slinger® manure spreaders set the standard for fast, efficient spreading. They provide next level performance and reliability to give you the maximum return on your equipment dollars. The unique twin-auger design and exclusive body construction allow the Slinger spreader to handle the widest variety of wet and…

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BeefTalk: A Heads-up for a Dry Summer: Plan Forage Production Now

By:Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist Cows eat every day of the year, so now is the time to start thinking about hay and how to use land that is not fenced nor has water to help feed the cows because those lands may be the difference between keeping or selling cows. Haying, especially given the potential for drought,…

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5th Annual N.D. Angus University Feed-out Set

North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is partnering with the North Dakota Angus Association once again to sponsor the fifth annual North Dakota Angus University (NDAU) calf feed-out program this summer and fall. Cattle producers interested in gaining a better understanding of how Angus-sired cattle from their operation perform in the feedlot, quality grade or the potential profitability…

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Kuhn Krause 100 Years of Innovation

Kuhn Krause is celebrating 100 years of innovation during 2016.  From small beginnings in Meade, Kansas to the purchase of the Twin-Wheel Windmill Factory in Hutchinson, Kansas (current home of Kuhn Krause), innovative ideas and equipment continue to flow and provide solutions to current farming challenges. Innovations began in 1916, when Henry Krause (original company…

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Does your cattle nutrition program stack up?

Shoreview, Minn.  [April 15, 2016] – Every wonder how your nutrition program compares to other cattle producers? With the Purina® Proof Pays program from Purina Animal Nutrition, that information is now available. Purina® Proof Pays Feeding Demonstrations give customers the opportunity to try a Purina® nutrition solution, track performance and determine what’s best for the operation’s bottom line. “Cattle…

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