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Cattle Feeders Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Courtesy of kla.org   The 11th annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet will be held February 4, 2020, in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio. The event will feature the announcement of the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2020 will be Carl Stevenson, Red Rock Feeding Company, Red Rock, AZ, and the late Don Oppliger, Oppliger Land and…

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Sharing Beef’s Great Nutrition Story Is A Priority For Checkoff Programming

Courtesy of kla.org   Checkoff-funded blog posts focus on hot topics in nutrition and help position accurate information and research on beef’s role in a healthy and balanced diet within social media platforms. A recent blog post on the Kansas Beef Council website focused on encouraging millennial moms to use beef’s bold flavor in chili recipes to help add nutritious vegetables that picky eaters otherwise might…

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Searching for Opportunities

By : Kevin Laurent, Beef Extension Specialist, Princeton Research and Education Center, University of Kentucky To say that 2019 has been a challenging year would be a huge understatement. From the excessive rain the first half of the year, to the drought and depressed markets of late, 2019 will definitely be remembered as one of those years much like 2007, 2009 and 2012. Like most challenges…

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The Cost of Overwintering Open Cows

B y: Jordan Buerck, Research Assistant, Brenda Boetel, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls As winter in the Midwest begins in full force, one of the more important decisions for producers is whether or not to continue feeding open cows throughout the winter period in hopes of attaining higher market value for that animal in the spring. This decision must be analyzed based…

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Program Available To Help Ranchers Restore Watersheds

Courtesy of kla.org   The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a program available to help ranchers further protect watershed areas. The Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) program is designed to address ongoing impairments attributed to nonpoint-source pollution to streams and reservoirs in targeted watersheds across the state. The program, which provides educational information and financial resources, uses local coordinators to work directly…

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