Industry News

Landmark Services Cooperative trains firefighters and emergency responders on grain bin safety and rescue

Cottage Grove, Wis. [July 16, 2014] – Landmark Services Cooperative recently hosted a grain bin safety and rescue training event for firefighters and emergency responders from Cambria, Wis., and Fall River, Wis. Strategies to prevent grain bin injuries and hands-on training to safely rescue anyone caught in grain bin accidents were shared with emergency responders.   It is critical that emergency responders participate in these types…

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BeefTalk: Unified Cattle Identification Remains an Elusive Goal

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist Cattle values are vulnerable to issues that surface within the consuming public even though discussions on animal identification have been soft for some time. As cattle producers, occasional reminders are needed to prod us into not forgetting the industry's susceptibility or vulnerability to unforeseen biosecurity issues. As with most issues without resolve, the discussion will come and go. Have the pros…

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Study: Zilmax Has No Apparent Detrimental Effect on Cattle Health

July 14, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. The study was undertaken after Zilmax's maker, Merck Animal Health, temporarily suspended sales of the additive last year when concerns emerged in some quarters that it might…

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Registration opens for Feeding Quality Forum

You listen to the markets on the radio, pick up a paper to read about the latest consumer scare or watch an employee hand in his two-weeks notice. What does it all mean for your operation?  Find answers at the 9th annual Feeding Quality Forum in Kearney, Neb., on August 19 or in Amarillo, Texas, on August 21. Each year producers gather in August to hear…

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Purdue agronomist: Wet hay may cause a barn fire

By: Emma Hopkins WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Hay that is baled and stored at a moisture level higher than recommended could heat up enough to start a barn fire, a Purdue Extension forage specialist warns. This season has been a problem because the number of days between rain has not been adequate, in many cases, to allow cut forage to dry to a safe moisture level…

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