Management

What You Need to Know About a Mycotoxin Risk in Your Feed

Due to a wet fall and delayed harvest in the Midwest, conditions have been ideal for mold growth. Therefore, mycotoxins will likely be an issue in many feeds and ingredients this year. Mycotoxins are a toxic, secondary metabolite produced by fungi/molds that result in undesirable performance when animals (or even humans for that matter) are…

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Drone Applications on the Ranch

By : Jimmy Doyle, SDSU Extension Natural Resource Management Field Specialist, SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management, Courtesy of iGrow.org   Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, have become increasingly common throughout society. Drones are not new to the agricultural world and have been employed primarily in the crop sector for several…

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Livestock Building Rental Considerations

By : Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator, Wayne County Recently I have received some questions about rental of livestock buildings, specifically dairy facilities. Typically, callers want to know a charge per square foot or a rental rate based on a per head basis or, for a dairy facility, based on number of free stalls. The reality is…

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Utilize Corn Stalks for Grazing

By : Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of iGrow.org   Corn residue can serve many purposes on cow/calf operations in the Upper Midwest. From grazing to bedding; however, it may be one of the most underutilized resources we can access to produce beef. This year’s harvest is in…

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Fall is the time to control lice. Or is it?

By : W. Mark Hilton, DVM, PAS, DABVP, clinical professor emeritus, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine   Fall is the time of year we think about lice control in much of the country, but is that the correct timing? More and more we hear producers and veterinarians lament about lack of effectiveness of lice…

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