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ISSUE DATE: 03/11/2013

Drought's effects felt from the cow to the feedlot

Any successful feedlot manager will tell you that the ultimate success of a calf on the rail can be traced back to the mother cow in the pasture and the feeding efficiency of the feedlot. That combination of genetic selection and available feed decides what will eventually wind up on the plate.

Any wobble in the balance of the two factors can translate into greater challenges for the rest of the industry.


NEWS

Celebrate Kansas agriculture March 12 to 19
Conference to focus on positive approach to aging
Controlled Environment Agriculture School will be March 19 to 21
Farm poll examines where, how farmers get their information
Farmway offers $4,500 in scholarships
Governor, KDA raise meat processing sequestration concerns in letter to USDA
GrillMaster Experience BBQ tour kicks off
Kansan finalist for national teaching award
Kansas Governor's Internship Program offered
NMSU receives grant for sustainable agriculture program
Project aims to predict yield potential to help global food security
Runners fuel up with beef
Students attend College Conference on Cooperatives
Thieves target span wire on center-pivot irrigation units
Tractor cruise to benefit Ag Hall of Fame
UNL adding 36 new agriculture faculty positions
USDA funds improvements to electric service for rural Kansans
Women in Ag program set for April 11 in Salina

CROPS

CAWG board member testifies on food labeling bill
CAWG to award 2 scholarships
Check forage crop planting windows
Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee appoints new board president
Corn stover harvest adds benefits for farmers
Cover Crop Field Days planned
CSU Extension to hold 3rd Drought Summit
Decision Tools available online
Direct harvest of dry beans draws a lot of interest
Extension schedules chemigation certification training
Farm groups offer conflicting views on commodity title
Finalists named in Colorado Leopold Conservation Award program
Ford County residents attend YF&R Conference
Growers win in 2012 NCGA Yield Contest with Pioneer
Interactive atlas designed to help preserve agricultural biodiversity
Iowa Biomass Crop Workshop set for March 19
Kansas Crop Improvement Association recognizes Premier Seed Grower
Kansas Soybean Commission to meet March 14
Kansas soybean winners exceed expectations
Kansas Wheat Commission seeks 2 farmers to fill at-large positions
Kansas Wildlife Foundation presents Forest Conservationist Award
Location, timing critical for double-crop success
March 15 is NAP application closing date
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board seeks grant proposals
New rice 'cheat sheet' available to Ark. farmers
NRCS accepts applications for Conservation Innovation Grants
Order summer forage seed early
Organic rice research moves to front burner
Private pesticide applicator training rescheduled to March 28
Soil needs more moisture to make a difference in crops
Study: 200 bushels of corn with only 12 inches of irrigation is a 'no-go' in the High Plains
Wheat Commission supports 'Neighbor to Neighbor' food drive
Wheat Quality Council holds annual meeting, forum

LIVESTOCK

Ainsworth youth is winner of Iowa Foundation Heifer program
American Gelbvieh Association inducts couple into Hall of Fame
American Shorthorn Association releases updated EPDs
Annual Cattle Baron's Ball set for Aug. 24
Blizzards challenge even the most experienced cattlemen
Born in a winter storm, newborn becomes 'house calf'
BQA program urges producers to record, check, go
Colorado rancher wins world Simmental honor
Consider several factors before starting a poultry flock
Determining cattle nutrition requirements during cold weather
Drought's effects felt from the cow to the feedlot
Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit set for March 26
EPA releases producer information to activist groups
Gelbvieh, Balancer Pen Bull Show generates excitement
Henry C. Gardiner Scholarship winners announced
Hereford bull sets world record, selling for $600K
Influencing beef demand grows the market
Interpreting USDA's latest cattle report
Jersey Youth Academy class for 2013 selected
Junior Limousin winners named at 2013 NWSS
Kansas continues marketing beef cattle in Russia
Kansas youth earn recognition at National Cattlemen's Beef Convention
Keith Stumbo elected to ASI Executive Board
Legal analysis of Country of Origin Labeling implementation rules released
Meeting to focus on drought planning for Kansas cattle herds
NALF elects president to serve second term
National Western Stock Show names grand champion Limousin bull
New Iowa State cow-calf specialist ready to work with beef industry
OIE recommends U.S. BSE risk status be upgraded
Proper management helps reduce lamb, kid losses
Researcher focuses on biofuel feedstock production emissions
Reward offered in case of cattle stolen near Fowler
S.D. Stockgrowers, Cattlewomen offer beef industry scholarship
Select for profit
Temple Grandin to lead St. Patrick's Day parade
Texas BEEF team member breaks record
Texas cattleman elected to American Simmental Board
U.S. cowherd continued to shrink in 2012
University-developed omega-3-rich ground beef available soon
USCA commends Senate bipartisan support for COOL
Value-based cattle marketing dominates

EDITOR

Animal research vital to our health
Put in my place
Timing is everything

COLUMNS

Don't jinx me
Just a scoop full
Too much information
Web-based tool allows vets to issue VFDs

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Blizzard brought needed moisture
Colorado feeder cattle auction report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ft. Smith livetock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock auction report
Mixed weather across state
Most hay classes selling steady, some light test
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock market report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock sales report
Producers cope with drought reduced feed supplies
Salina livestock auction report
Snow brings needed moisture
Snow fall brings much needed moisture
Snow, rain benefits crops
Some counties reporting seriously dry conditions
Soybeans see double-digit gains, corn sees losses
Springfield livestock auction report
Superior video auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Varying temps for February
West Plains regional cattle sales report

RANGE

Fescue renovation workshop to focus on novel endophytes
New books will increase knowledge about grasses across the state
Pasture recovery options discussed at Blackland conference

FAMILY

A gift that keeps on giving
Add variety to your garden with edible flowers
Ag Safety Awareness Program to feature Grain Engulfment Rescue Demo
Arborist training set for March 19
Be wary of unwanted dinner guests--termites
Colorado Parks and Wildlife to host greater sage-grouse tours
Family food you can feel good about
Fight against flu bug with healthy diet
Follow tips to keep bloom on roses
Intriguing facade makes Golden Pond
Kids can attend Bug Fest in Norman
Master Gardeners to host tree festival
Meditation
NMSU students build, use hoop houses in plant science class
Plant conservation and wildlife trees now
Prevent thatch from building up in lawns
Quick and easy recipes make busy life easier
ServSafe certification course offered
Use Nutrition Month to get back on track
Vegetable gardening workshop offered
Ventilation important in high tunnels
Watch out for nursery stock and landscaping scams

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