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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...
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Fenceline Weaning Puts Less Stress On Cows And Calves

When its time to wean a calf from its mother, it can be a stressful situation for all involved – including the rancher. But some techniques make for...
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Missouri: FDA changes coming for livestock owners

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to prepare for Food and Drug Administration rule changes on antibiotics that will go into effect Janua...
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Hay it’s dry: Pastures and Drought – Looking Forward

Many areas in the Mid-South are experiencing drought –with many in severe drought – that is worsening with no relief in sight. These dry condition...
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Two Sides Of The Warm Weather Coin: A Rapid Soybean Harvest And A Lot Of Dry Forage

Over the course of his career, Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has probably s...
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Missouri: Sugarcane Aphid Impacts Forage Sorghum In Southwest Missouri

Several forage sorghum growers in Stone and Green counties this year suffered from a new pest to Missouri according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy spec...