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ISSUE DATE: 11/05/2012

Three hundred days of grazing is possible

By Doug Rich

"We are trying to make this operation as cost effective as we can," Shari Swenson said. "Even though calves are high there is still no profit if you are spending all of your money on fertilizer and diesel fuel."

Shari Swenson and her husband, Steve, have been able to accomplish that goal by using the 300-day grazing program developed at the University of Arkansas.

"In 2008 we saw a tremendous increase in what we call the three 'Fs'--feed, fertilizer and fuel," Tom Troxel, associate department head of Animal Science at University of Agriculture, said. "The cost of those inputs has not gone down since 2008."


NEWS

Ag econ class gives students firsthand look at agriculture policy process
Bucklin Public Library Foundation selling tax credits
Cantor commits to farm bill vote
Farm family proud of heritage
Free screening of 'Harvesting the High Plains' set for Nov. 9
GAP Report warns of regional food security challenges
Investing and duck hunting
Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom releases educator's guide
Land-grant universities a great success over 150 years, face new challenges
Miss America 2011 endorses Farm American
Rural votes matter
U.S. farm export forecast remains strong

CROPS

Agriculture, diesel mechanic scholarships available
Agronomist to be featured speaker at Nov. 5 OSU event
AgXcel focuses on precision liquid fertilizer systems
American Agri-Women convention set for Nov. 7 to 10
App helps corn growers scout for western bean cutworms
Canola Field Day planned in Kingman County
Colorado's newest crop is agritourism
Control marestail in soybeans
Discoveries provide possible solutions for soybean cyst nematode
Economist wins Premier Forecaster Award
Fall is a good time for soil testing
Farm Bureau convention is Nov. 9 to 11
First comprehensive study of women in agribusiness needs industry participation
Growing wheat behind sorghum
High prices offset some crop yield loss
Kansas Certified Crop Advisor Board announces February exam
KSU agronomist collaborates in breakthrough barley genome project
Look for on-farm research opportunities this fall
Managing 2012 price risk with options contracts
McCook Farm and Ranch Expo set for Nov. 14 to 15
MU conference adds crop management topics
Much of Oklahoma's water infrastructure nearing the end of its lifespan
Nebraska Ag Classic set for Dec. 11 to 12
NRCS sponsors Pedal the Plains bike tour
Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop offered
Plan now to participate Garden City Farm Show
Poll: More rural Nebraskans report positive change in their communities
Rearing technique may bolster biocontrol wasp's commercial prospects
Rural Economic Outlook Conference set for Nov. 9
Seed treatment webcasts featured in Focus on Soybean
Soy checkoff study comes through in a pinch
Tapping sorghum's potential for cold tolerance
UNL Extension offers Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops
UNL Extension updates Panhandle historical crop price report
Webcast covers corn hybrid selection
Workshops on irrigation techniques scheduled

LIVESTOCK

4S Goat Expo held
American Lamb Board appointments named
American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship applications available
American Shorthorn Association director, officer elections planned
Attorney joins KLA legal staff
Barn at Kansas poultry ranch represents new economic model
Beef and dairy veterinarians inducted into Hall of Fame
Beef checkoff hosts 'Explore Beef Experience'
Beef production convention set in Torrington
Calories key to successful calf management
Cattle Comfort Advisor useful tool during quick shifts in weather
Cattle stolen near Independence
Cleanliness important for successful calf management
'Cow-Q-Lator' helps producers decide how much to charge for cornstalk grazing
Extension field day a success
First 24 hours crucial for calves
Grid, pen closeouts show contrasting values
Guidelines for beef females
Heart of America Dairy Expo set for January 2013
Kansas State's Swine Day set for Nov. 15
Keystone International Livestock Expo holds National Hereford Show
KLA asks USDA to address concerns about school lunch guidelines
Making great cows: Strategic replacement-female selection
Missouri Livestock Symposium features the Horseman with a Message
New short course targets swine design engineers
Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation holds appreciation banquet
Part 2: Beef + Transparency = Trust
Put a plan in place for winter feeding of your herd
Quality Beef program can return more dollars
Ranch tools website can help ranchers operate sustainably
Registration open for Missouri Cattlemen's Convention
Repeat winner at Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo
RWDCA announces 2013 summer internship
Sale raises over $56K for National Junior Shorthorn Show
State beef councils supplement checkoff funding
Stocker calves may be option for wheat pasture producers
Three hundred days of grazing is possible
UNL scholars to host Nebraska Beef Summit
Using fecal egg count reduction tests
Vesicular stomatitis quarantines released
Veterinary students invited to apply for scholarship program

EDITOR

Farm bill affects everyone, needs to be passed
I'm still not tired
Moderation and variety
Reader discusses farm bill, crop insurance

COLUMNS

Can the farm bill stand alone without food stamps?
Champions are valuable
Fungicides provide disease control, yield increases
Herbicides receive EPA registration
Just a scoop full
Loss of federal jobs: Coming soon to your community
Polymer chemistry debuts
You don't have to attend every argument

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Cotton harvest nearly complete
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry, windy weather helps row crop harvest finish up
Ericson livestock auction report
Field prep, planting continue
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Some hay trading light, others steady
Soybean harvest past halfway mark
Soybeans suffer sharp losses
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Texas direct feeder cattle summary
Weather good for fieldwork
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Wheat condition rated mostly fair

RANGE

Pasture grazing topics set for Lake Ozark meeting
Pasture Rangeland Forage Insurance is a risk management tool for 2013
Precautions needed to prevent wildfires
Researcher studies interaction of fire and grazing

FAMILY

Become a Master Gardener
Deliciously healthy Norwegian salmon
Exterior makes Westcreek Court one-of-a-kind
Holiday gift giving tips
Meditation
Plant trees and shrubs now
Proactive lawn weed control best bet
Put down the chainsaw
Rio Series Mandevilla named new Texas Superstar
'Stay Home and Grill Out' winner announced
Turfgrass care booklet available
Uncommon cookies
Watering trees can save them from winter drying
What fall leaves behind
White clover a viable crop for wildlife food plots
White House to honor 4-H, FFA members as Champions of Change

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