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Cool overnight temperatures slowing bermudagrass growth

As the spring of 2017 continues to take its toll on various crops, primarily in the eastern portion of the state, cool nighttime temperatures in the n...
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Alfalfa requires careful nutrient management for maximum benefit

Alfalfa makes a quality forage or hay crop, but its growth habits require careful nutrient management, said Dirk Philipp, forage researcher for the Un...
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Soy Protein Concentrate Can Replace Animal Proteins In Weanling Pig Diets

Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negati...
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Economics of Fertilizing Bermudagrass for Cow-Calf Production

Fertilizer prices have fallen in recent months. Unfortunately, so have cattle prices. Does it pay to fertilize bermudagrass pastures to increase carry...
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Tennessee Master Horse Program Scheduled for West Tennessee

Tennessee is home to more than 110,000 horses, donkeys, burros, mules and ponies combined, and because each of these equines requires responsible owne...
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Daytime calving may be easier than you think

The spring calving season will be in full swing for many cow/calf producers very soon.  This is an important time of the year; the result of a multit...
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Pig disease on upswing in U.S.

Pork producers need to know what to do if a vesicular disease strikes their operation. The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) disease is on the upswing in the ...
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Kentucky: UK To Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

Anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time around livestock or forages knows tall fescue is a double-edged sword. University of Kentucky forag...
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AI adds value to cattle herds

Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be cons...
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USMARC, Inspector General audit refutes charges of animal abuse

It’s taken almost two years to clear the air, but a new USDA Office of Inspector General’s audit report about the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center...