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ISSUE DATE: 09/05/2011

Demonstration project becomes full-time occupation

By Doug Rich

Denis Turner started backgrounding heifers for seasonal dairy farms in southwest Missouri after participating in the Wright County Heifer Development Project through the University of Missouri Extension in 1994.

"The purpose for the demonstration was to show that we could use rotational intensive grazing with replacement animals, use minimal grain supplementation and still develop them properly," Turner said. "The study proved this was possible."

Later some of the dairy farms that cooperated in the demonstration approached Turner about developing heifers for them.


A case for corn
AFBF pleased by DOT Guidance on ag transportation
ARD dean to combine industry, academic perspectives
Biofuels research could help create jobs
Controlling E. coli in the food supply
Costly EPA regulations hurt families
Drought Impact Reporter announced
Experts assess damage after fuel spills in creek
Extension director named
Extension offers guides to Wyoming food producers, local food groups
Faculty member volunteers in Tajikstan
Farm bill hearing reflects 'tough decisions' ahead
Farm Bureau launches farm foundation
Farm income losses from floods estimated at $335M
Ibach announces new chief administrator
Iowa State researchers earn USDA bioenergy grant
ISU Ag Business Club wins national award
Kansas State Fair Begins Sept. 9 in Hutchinson
MU drought simulators stop the rain
RMFU joins NFU Stand Against Hunger
South Texas agriculture: $1.6B and growing
Stronger Economies Together applications due Sept. 15
Study shows labeling of animal welfare practices important to some consumers
Texas ag losses forecast at record $5.2 billion
USDA announces SAFE initiative
USDA designates Albany, Carbon disaster areas
UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors 2011 award recipients
Vilsack announces advisory committee appointments
Wind Power 2011 conference set for Nov.


American Quality harvests wheat and canola in N.D.
ASA leader meets with flood-impacted farmers
Baenziger gift reflects career-long grain research interest
Be cautious with late-season herbicide applications in soybean
Broken bolts give Hoffman crew the breakdown blues
Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations open
Colorado crop production numbers released
Controlling herbicide-resistant pigweed
Controlling sericea lespedeza
Corn harvest expectations downgraded
Cover crop cost-share dollars available
CSU releases 2 new wheat varieties
Determine sulfur needs of winter canola
Drought could cause spider mite outbreak in corn
Extension to host sustainable crops and livestock workshop
Future food producers test crops
Geneticist hopes to increase wheat yields
Green chile promotion in full swing
Growing crops while saving water
Heat stress takes toll on yield
Home baking message gets through to young leaders
KAEP partners with K-State football to promote ethanol
KAEP promotes ethanol production
Kansas CREP enrollment expands
Kansas watershed plan recognized by EPA
K-State to host fall ag events
Monitor crops for pests
Mont. man's cutter business goes against the grain
NASS to focus on small grains production
Nebraska groups host dry bean seminar in China
NMSU research vineyards support state's wine industry
OSU Weeds Team places high at national competition
Penicillium on corn, stink bugs on soybeans
Pigweed persists as farmers seek answers
Producers consider diverting water from corn acres
Roland Harvesting reflects on a successful summer
So long, sweet summer
Sorghum Field Day is Sept. 7
Summer comes to a close for Miseners
This year's winter wheat could be a 'no-grow'
Trait crop submission deadline extended
USDA announces USB farmer-director appointments
USDA reminds producers of AGI compliance requirements
USDA report confirms tight corn crop
Vilsack announces Sorghum Checkoff board appointments
'Water and the Future of Kansas Conference' set for Sept. 30
Water institute gets new home
Water quality field day set for Sept. 14
Webinar to cover crop insurance decisions on winter wheat


All-American Limousin Futurity held
APHIS seeks to reopen lamb market access to Taiwan
Beef Industry Long Range Plan under discussion
Bringin' the Ranch to Town at the Cowhand's & Corriente's series finals Sept. 10 and 11
Cattlemen explore adding value to land, labor and livestock
Conference will address drought, risk management
Couple recognized as honorary National Junior Hereford Association members
Demonstration project becomes full-time occupation
EPDs help cattlemen make genetic improvement decisions
Equine infectious anemia reported in Arkansas
Extension bulletins help livestock producers deal with drought
First equine cases of West Nile virus confirmed
Forum to focus on antibiotic use in food animal production
Great State Feedout more profitable in second year
Greater Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Show wraps up
Hereford producers to meet in Oct.
Horses give hope to youth
Houston Livestock Show, Rodeo awards $9M in scholarships
Identifying M. bovis virus
Improving dependability of EPDs
Is it time to sell cows, build herds, or get out?
Limousin releases multibreed EPDs
Master Cattleman Program earns national honor
Meat stolen from custom meat locker
Proposals sought for Jersey research
Sept. 19 is first qualifying contest for 2012 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
Texas cuts state funding for agricultural market reporting
Texas man gets 99 years for cattle rustling
USDA proposes food labeling rule
USDA seeks comments on the animal disease traceability rule
UW ag college members receive honors
Vaccinations part of mastitis management
Vitamin A deficiency a concern in drought
Who is your favorite trail horse?


Back to school with good food
EPA: An enemy of prosperity in America
Farm bill hearing a too-good-to-be-true event
If you breach it, you fix it


Crop insurance may be the last program standing
Insurance protects winter wheat from weather-related crop loss
Just a scoop full
Pride, passion and people
Show and tell


Abnormally hot and dry conditions
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Bad weather affects Iowa crops
Clovis livestock auction summary
Colorado wheat harvest wraps up
Corn, soybeans see new contract highs
Crop conditions continue to deteriorate
Crops suffer from dry conditions
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sale report
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Favorable harvest conditions continued
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay movement moderate to active
Hay movement moderate to very active
High Plains slaughter news
Hot, dry weather continues in Montana
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas crops decline slightly
Lack of rain begins to stress South Dakota crops
Maturity progresses as temperatures climb
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
San Angelo sheep sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas crops suffer from drought
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Uncertainty surrounds 2012 wheat crop
West Plains regional stockyard report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report


Assistance available to increase sage-grouse populations
Bermuda season not over yet
Gerrish shares grazing expertise at beef fest
Governor suspends oversize truck permits for hay
Integrate row crops with prairie for water, soil improvement
K-State researcher to study cellulose as biofuel source
Maintaining farms' grass waterways essential
Take action now to rid fields of common ragweed
UNL project integrates crop and livestock research
Using johnsongrass as forage
Wisconsin farmers donate hay to drought-affected areas


Alumni invited to 4-H reunion
Connecting classrooms to farms
Controlling bindweed requires multi-pronged attack
Controlling water grass
Emerald ash borer spreads to Winona County
Extension to host Landscape Strategies meetings
Flint Hills Bull Blowout set for Sept. 10 in Strong City
Harvest evaluation time ahead
Have you heard about cooking green wheat?
Horticulture events open to all
Japanese beetle hits fields and lawns
Kansas 4-H to host reception for new state leader
Landscapes suffering in heat
Learn to be more flexible
Make fall plans for spring potential
Master Gardener Conference will be held in Hannibal
Meditation for 9-5-11
Now is the time to preserve
Rural photography contest seeks entries
Save time, money with 'Money-Saving Mixes'
State 4-H Roundup celebrates 90th year
Strong families enjoy sharing time together
Tree planting to highlight conservation efforts
Trees and shrubs for dry sites
Turf grasses demand more water during a drought
Vanceboro has many options
'What's Cookin' with Diabetes' workshop set for Oct. 17

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