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Oklahoma wheat stocker update

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   Wheat pasture has developed relatively slowly in Oklahoma so far this fall, despite the early potential that seemed to exist after the cool, wet August in the state.  USDA-NASS reported that 16 percent of Oklahoma wheat was planted by the last week…

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NDSU Calf Backgrounding and Feeding Seminar Series Set

With drought, lack of hay and volatile market prices, North Dakota cattle producers are faced with difficult choices. One option is to add value to the calves by feeding them in North Dakota instead of selling them. To address this issue, the North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding a series of local seminars…

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Lallemand News Feed: Soften the Shock of Weaning

Calves are more vulnerable to illness during weaning due to a variety of stressors, including removal from their mothers and new diets.1That stress can also have negative consequences for the health and productivity of newly weaned calves. To help ensure successful weaning, producers are turning to probiotics to help reduce the negative impact of stress…

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Is it stocker time?

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   Labor Day seems a bit early for many producers to be talking seriously about fall and winter stockers.  However, a wet and cool August opens up a broader set of stocker possibilities than is typical in Oklahoma.  Most of the state received…

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IANR News Release: New Online Exchange to Benefit Farmers, Cattle Producers

Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 30, 2017 – A new online tool from Nebraska Extension aims to connect farmers and cattle producers to encourage mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue for grazing. The Crop Residue Exchange tool provides a searchable database of cropland available for grazing. After creating an account, farmers can list available cropland by…

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