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Drones coming soon to a farm near you

Drones coming soon to a farm near you

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as UAVs or drones, are coming soon to a farm near you, according to Chad Colby, pilot, self-described drone “advocate” and ag consultant from Goodfield, Illinois.

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Cattle-herd rebuilding on track

Cattle-herd rebuilding on track

LEXINGTON, Nebraska — While there will still be some tight cattle-market conditions through 2015, indications are that rebuilding of the cattle herd will remain on track, said a Nebraska Extension livestock-marketing specialist.

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Pigs do better with copper

Pigs do better with copper

ST. LOUIS — Supplementing nursery pigs with MINTREX® Cu chelated trace minerals significantly improved daily gain by an additional 3 percent and feed efficiency by 2.6 percent when compared to other forms of trace minerals, according to a recent meta-analysis of available study results.

February 25, 2015 10:27 pm(0)
Forecast sunny for cow-calf producers

Forecast sunny for cow-calf producers

There’s opportunity for sizeable profit in 2015 for beef cow-calf producers, says Brenda Boetel, University of Wisconsin-River Falls commodity marketing specialist. Boetel spoke last week in Mondovi at one of multiple Cattle Feeder Clinics held around Wisconsin.

February 19, 2015 1:00 am Photos

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Charolais-cross heifer calves breed young

Charolais-cross heifer calves breed young

Two years ago Dennis Winkowitsch and his son, Daren, found a surprise in their feedlot.

February 12, 2015 1:00 am(1)
Pork organizations will continue conversing with consumers

Pork organizations will continue conversing with consumers

The U.S. pork industry is focused on offering transparency to citizens, distributors and government officials.

February 12, 2015 1:00 am(1)
Longtime hog producer finds kindred spirit in Herefords

Longtime hog producer finds kindred spirit in Herefords

MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA — Hereford breeder Larry Crane has been showing animals at the Sioux Empire Farm Show for more than 40 years.

February 12, 2015 1:00 am(0)
Brickner: 200-plus ewes and off-farm job doable

Brickner: 200-plus ewes and off-farm job doable

WONEWOC, WISCONSIN — Wisconsin holds a lot of potential for greater sheep production.

February 12, 2015 1:00 am(0)
Confinement cow-calf systems the answer?

Confinement cow-calf systems the answer?

Current beef prices are an incentive for expanding cow-calf herds. The U.S. cow herd must, in fact, grow if the industry is going to preserve existing infrastructure and regain lost market share, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group.

February 11, 2015 1:00 am Photos

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Plan before flocking

Plan before flocking

Consider a backyard flock for fresh, wholesome eggs and the enjoyment of watching a baby chick grow into an egg-laying hen – but first create a plan.

February 11, 2015 1:00 am Photos

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Market Corner

Market corner: Review of the bi-annual cattle inventory

Market corner: Review of the bi-annual cattle inventory

At the end of January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a surprise bi-annual inventory report on the live cattle market which merits further examination.

February 05, 2015 1:15 am(0)
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