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  • beef cattle feed and hay prices on the rise
    Dec 19, 2012

    Winter Hay Prices Ramp Up 8

    Someone must have been wishing pretty hard for a white Christmas around my area because we were surprised with 5-in. of snow earlier this week. Our cows had been happily grazing in a cornfield about a mile from home, and we were hauling water every day since there aren’t any stock dams nearby. But the snow and cold front forced us to bring the herd home early....More
  • Dec 5, 2012

    $4 Corn vs. $9 Corn: Which Will Win Out In 2013?

    Corn and soybean farmers were enjoying record-high prices until a few weeks ago. Once harvest began, some of the sizzle went out of the market. Dr. Chad Hart discussed the changing fundamentals in the grain markets at Iowa State University’s Integrated Crop Management Conference. While the markets have softened, they still offer an opportunity for growers to price their 2013 crops at a profitable level, according to Hart....More
  • winter cattle feed tips
    Nov 26, 2012

    Stocking Up On Winter Cattle Feed 1

    Grazing cornstalks and cover crops are great ways to save money on costly winter beef cattle feed and hay. As the drought continues across the U.S., ranchers are starting to run short of pasture, hay and feed resources....More
  • combine corn harvest in field
    Oct 31, 2012

    Let’s Speculate On Corn Prices 8

    In my area of eastern South Dakota, the corn and bean harvests are pretty much completed. Combines have been greased and cleaned and tucked away for the winter, and corn piles are being put to use as weaned calves belly up to the feedbunk. Without a doubt, the drought impacted corn yields across the country. Some growers are only harvesting crop insurance checks this year, while others had record-high yields, resulting in what is expected to be the third largest corn crop in U.S. history....More

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