View from the Saddle: Plan To Have a Plan

By : BRUCE DERKSEN   For farmer-feeders balancing livestock and farming operations, a plan is essential to keep both sides of the business running smooth. During harvest or calving, often the reduced numbers of cattle in the feedlot and the feedlot in general, can get somewhat ignored on a farmer-feeder operation. Feedlot owners and managers…

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Drought requires immediate action; resources available

Farmers and ranchers should match expected forage production and water quantity with animal demand, which may lead to destocking of cattle herds. As drought conditions continue, farmers and ranchers should consider taking immediate steps, such as buying hay while it is still available and culling cows, to help mitigate further impacts to their operations.  …

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Temperature Swings Offer Seeding Opportunity

By : Chris Penrose, OSU Extension, Morgan Co. and Gary Wilson, retired Hancock Co. Ag Educator   If you don’t like the weather you’re experiencing this minute, give it an hour or two and it will likely be different. Particularly in recent weeks it seems Ohio temperatures have either been above normal, or way below…

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By : Don Tyler Many ag operations have grown significantly during the last several years, and as this growth has occurred they have experienced challenges in developing the desired level of cooperation and collaboration among their increasing number of supervisors. When this growth is managed correctly it can be a great experience for the individual…

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NCBA Recognizes Arizona Ranch with National Environmental Stewardship Award

PHOENIX – (February 1, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today announced the Jim O’Haco Cattle Company of Winslow, Arizona, as the winner of the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award was presented at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1898, Jim O’Haco Cattle Company is…

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