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ISSUE DATE: 05/16/2011

Family enters grad school for rotational grazing

One of the things that Eric and Julie Neill and their sons, Carter and Callaway, Freeman, Mo., learned in their first year of running a seasonal dairy farm is that grazing beef cows is nothing like grazing dairy cows.

Eric Neill describes what they had been doing with beef cows as the college level of grass management. Grazing dairy cows is more like the grad school level of rotational grazing. Grazing dairy cows takes a lot more management than grazing beef cows.


NEWS

4-H National Youth Science Day will focus on wind energy
Checkoff disputes EU's calculation of soy biodiesel's sustainability
CSU wheat lines win 'Best in Class' award
Debris, disease chances rise with flooding, tornado damage
Developing biocontrols to contain a voracious pest
Extension agents to host program
Farm Kids for College scholarships awarded
Gas, oil and the boogeyman
High heat, winds could reduce wheat yields
Irrigation groups partner to host water conference
Kansas communities to share funds
LEAD Fellowship applications available
Leaders stand up for rural issues in D.C.
Looking to PowerUp and PowerOn rural Kansas
Lowering risk for colon cancer
Moran moves to preserve rural health care access
Noble Foundation president to retire
North American Manure Expo is July 20
Older Adult Resource Fair set for May 19
Peanut industry sends aid to tornado victims
Senator warns agroterrorism attack 'likely'
Soybean farmers do their part for Japan
Special projects shine in KPC contest
Spring Field Day set for May 23 in Garden City
Spring rains and unprotected banks speed up soil erosion
Tenants need to be prudent about farm improvements
USDA discrimination cases pending
USDA introduces online tool for locating 'food deserts'
Use shock chlorination to disinfect contaminated wells
Water for Food speakers explore challenges, solutions

CROPS

ASA to host Conservation Legacy Awards
ASA's leadership class completes training
Bake and Take Month participants create homemade good will
Be on the lookout for biennial thistles
Canola grows well for Okla. producers
Corn growers watch crop survival chances dwindle
Cotton planting should be delayed in times of drought
Event pairs Texas wine with food
Farmland erosion worse than expected
Get the most out of your sprayer this growing season
Growing oats for extra pasture, hay, silage
KU to host Wheat State Whirlwind Tour
National Cotton Council names directors
Neb. corn farmers make big investment this spring
Outstanding Farmer award presented
P.I.E. program tours set
Planting into wet soils can cause sidewall compaction
REAP Water Conference is May 26
Replanting costs in the millions
Spotted knapweed creeps into pastures, hay fields
Spring Crops Field Day planned in Parsons
Students create fashion-forward denim with cotton
Turning farm 'leftovers' into power
United Sorghum Checkoff Board positions open
US wheat is a logical choice for world's consumers
USDA grants governor's drought declaration request
Winter wheat in fair to poor condition

LIVESTOCK

AFBF pleased with Korean trade progress
AgriLife Extension to host beef quality program
Amarillo to host National Junior Limousin Show
American Lamb Board offers grants
Animal Care Training Program available online
Annual statewide crop survey begins
Beat the heat with these vaccination tips
Beef council hosts veal farm tour
Bill would ban filming of Minn. farming operations
Capitol Hill hears from sheep industry
Cattle groups file lawsuit against EPA
Cleveland County Cattlemen's Tour set for May 20
Consider culling cows when faced with limited forage
Continuing tradition celebrates the cattle feeding industry
Family enters grad school for rotational grazing
Impact of weather on cattle markets is hard to assess
Iowa Beef Industry Council seats new directors, re-elects officers
Join Nebraska farmers and ranchers celebrating Beef Month in May
KC to host Pheasant Fest, Quail Classic in 2012
K-State to host Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Youth Swine Classic
Manage forages for goats and sheep
NCBA encouraged by pending trade agreements
One positive trich location in state
Rain brings relief and new problems to livestock producers
SGA supports state's Korean trade efforts
Veterinarians warn beef producers of disease

EDITOR

A princely charade
Drier than the Dust Bowl? No dust storms? Thank an agricultural producer
Helicopter government

COLUMNS

Achieve High Ground for all
Just a scoop full
Playing in dirt
Please welcome the graduates of 2011
Suite of advanced technology optimizes farming operations

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Aberdeen livestock sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock summary report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Faith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trading slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Huron feeder cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay prices steady
Most wheat in very poor condition
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Planting progresses but remains behind average
Planting progresses in some areas, hindered by rain in others
Planting progresses rapidly
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Producers continue to bale wheat for silage, hay
Rain eludes majority of the state
Salina livestock market report
Spring conditions vary across the state
Spring crop planting progresses
Spring planting a month or more behind in some areas
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat, corn see sharp gains
Widespread flooding in state
Winter wheat conditions decline as dry conditions persist
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Livestock disaster assistance available for drought, fire losses

FAMILY

4-H Foundation scholarships awarded
Cold grilled chicken is a springtime hit
Dandelions can be useful
Demonstration and Teaching Gardens to open for tours
Easy outdoor entertaining
Faulkner County 4-H members, agents aid in cleanup
FFA members selected for Washington experience
Functional Renegade has many amenities
Get grilling in May during Kansas Beef Month
Hands-on workshop will cover rain gardens
Heritage Garden Show, Plant Sale is May 14
Horticulture events set for spring and summer
Kansas Beef Council awards grants to FFA advisors
Lunch in the Garden begins in June
May gardening tips
Meditation for 5-16-11
Newspapers can have second life in garden
Online hunter ed courses offered to women
OSU hosts open houses at The Botanic Garden
Pet
Raised bed gardening can provide more food in less space
Redbuds' buckling bark a sign of past weather
Tips for summertime events
Youth Fishing Program to host seminar

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