Feeding Moldy Hay

By : Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist Common sense and good observation often are your best decision aids when feeding moldy hay. Photo credit Troy Walz.   Moldy hay.  No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold.  So how do…

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Stockmanship & Stewardship Program Announces Dates, Locations for 2019 Campaign

NCBA Producer Education Program to Feature Five Merck, Checkoff Supported Events New Orleans, La. (Jan. 31, 2019) – Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions. The sessions…

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Cold Weather Challenges

By : Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, Courtesy of   Cattle producers are about to embark on a week of record low temperatures across the Upper Midwest. While waiting for the winds to arrive, many are contemplating how much can be done to mitigate the adverse weather conditions. Even cattlemen who have…

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Taxing Pass-Through Income After Tax Reform in 2018

By : Mark Battersby   Confusion is the name of the game as a result of lawmakers’ attempts to level the playing field between the new 21-percent tax rate for incorporated feedlots and the tax bills of owners of pass-through businesses, creating a new 20-percent income deduction for pass-through income as part of the Tax…

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Feeding Management to Minimize Hay Waste

By : Stephen Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. Hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture. Hay is expensive because (1) it requires a large investment in equipment, (2) it requires labor…

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