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Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, Indianapolis, Indiana, unveiled DuraCor herbicide as its newest anticipated broadleaf weed control product for pastures and rangeland. Pending Environmental Protection Agency registration, DuraCor will provide cattle producers a bro…

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The June 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed the effects of trade and weather on livestock in the United States.

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Clayten Warren Smith, 36, of Stroud, surrendered to Creek County authorities May 31, after being charged with four counts of knowingly concealing stolen property. The charges are the result of an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier.

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Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has started a course that it hopes will train students to meet a critical need for the state’s bustling feedlot industry.

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The Kansas Beef Council, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association will host a special advanced beef cattle care and health training session featuring a calf necropsy. Rocky Top Limousin of Tonganoxie will host the training…

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Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman recently announced the creation of an International Grow Nebraska Agriculture trade team within NDA’s Ag Promotion and Development focus area. The team will be led by NDA Assistant Director Amelia Breinig.

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High-moisture grass baled above 24 percent moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn.

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Nearly 160 sheep producers from 42 states and four Canadian provinces took part in the latest webinar sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Association’s Let’s Grow Program.

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Amid the recent trade wars and extreme weather that have put a real strain on farmers throughout the Midwest, AgTech Nexus will address how to increase profit-per-acre in the current climate. Taking place here in the heart of the Midwest on July 22 to 23 at The Standard Club and Whiskey Acre…

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Livestock producers who want to learn about optimizing forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the Greenhorn Grazing series at the Iowa State University Davis County Extension Office this summer and fall. Iowa State Extension and Outreach beef…

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On World Milk Day, June 1, and throughout the month of June, Dairy Farmers of America will help raise awareness and provide relief towards the summer nutrition gap felt by nearly 18 million students who rely on school lunch programs across the country—almost twice the population of New York …

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The age-old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true for many animal health protocols, especially with some diseases being more difficult to treat than others.

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Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, was named the recipient of the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis presented the award to Lenz, in partnership with American Horse Publications, during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zoetis established and sponsors the annual Equine…

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a final rule amending the emergency release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The amendments clarify that reporting of air emissions from animal waste at farms is not…

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The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from Jan. 5 to 11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction to Israel’s newest herd management technologies and da…

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Indoor calf housing has grown in popularity, particularly in the Midwest where bitterly cold winters make feeding calves in hutches challenging. But building a new calf barn isn’t feasible for everyone.

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The American Angus Association strives to provide opportunities and enrichment for the Angus breed, members of the Association and the community. This year, the association has brought on five interns from all over the country for positions in varying departments and entities of the Associat…

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The South Dakota Department of Agriculture recently announced two headline items for the 2019 Governor’s Agriculture Summit—a keynote address by Deputy U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky and Gov. Kristi Noem’s Next Generation of Agriculture panel.

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Each segment in the beef chain has its own targets and goals for profitability and efficiency.

And yet, by working together there are parts in the chain that provide opportunities for all segments. And that’s the goal of the inaugural Cattle U, July 31 and Aug. 1, in Dodge City, Kansas. Identifying those parts of the chain and the profit opportunities they present for cattlemen and the rest of the chain is all part of the event. Cattle U will have breakout sessions focusing on the cow-calf, stocker and feedlot sectors, as well as general sessions that pertain to all three segments as well as a trade show with vendors from up and down the beef chain.

One of the confirmed speakers for Cattle U is Lorna Marshall, vice president of beef genetics for Select Sires, Plain City, Ohio. Marshall will speak in a breakout session on the topic of how commercial cattlemen can better use expected progeny differences in their breeding programs to improve their profitability.

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Flies, especially horn flies, are starting to show up in significant numbers in some area beef herds according to Eldon Cole, a field specialist in livestock for University of Missouri Extension.

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Scale-Tec, Ltd., Anamosa, Iowa, and Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc., Ames, Iowa, have announced an exclusive partnership with the launch of Scale-Tec’s new hardware platform, POINT. This scale display platform adds improved features to Performance Livestock Analytics’ Performance Beef …

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Travelling can be stressful experience—whether it be to a vacation spot or business destination. The stress of travel also extends to piglets, such as when they’re weaned from their mothers and transported to nursery barns.

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Learning doesn’t stop because school’s out for summer. You can only learn so much in a classroom, but in a pasture, feedyard, meats lab or chef’s kitchen—that’s a whole new story.

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted Texas’ motion for summary judgment and found the 2015 Waters of the United States rule to be invalid. The same court issued a preliminary injunction in September, but this latest ruling finds that the rule violated the federa…

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A Kansas State University range management specialist says the state’s landowners are approaching a key window of opportunity for controlling three woody brush species that are prevalent in the state’s pastures.