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  • Aug 2, 2012
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    What Will You Pay For Hay? 11

    The U.S. is experiencing the worst drought since 1956, with 56% of the nation suffering from dry and hot conditions. This epic drought is baking crops, scorching pastures and dwindling hay supplies....More
  • Jul 16, 2012
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    How’s Your Crop Looking? 9

    Things are looking a little crispy around my part of eastern South Dakota. Although we got around 9 in. of total rain in May, we haven’t seen a drop since. Because we were so saturated earlier this summer, I think it helped the subsoil and is helping our corn crop survive this extreme heat and dry weather....More
  • Jul 13, 2012
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    Hay Is Leaving The Beef Business 7

    We’ll continue to see hay put up in those areas where hay can be produced on grasslands, but fewer and fewer acres will be put into hay production. I wouldn’t be surprised if sometime down the road I might actually find myself explaining to some wide-eyed and incredulous grandkids that we actually used to feed alfalfa hay to commercial beef cows....More
  • Jun 1, 2012
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    Practical Considerations For Baling Hay 12

    Last week, we got our first cutting of hay down. For my husband Tyler and I, that meant meals in the field and a date night of riding together in the tractor. With our first cutting of alfalfa on the ground, we are hoping the rain holds off until we are done baling....More
  • Apr 13, 2012
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    The Big 5 Management Areas 5

    The five big management areas of beef production are nutrition, animal health, reproduction, genetics and marketing. Of course, cost optimization, grazing management, labor, strategic planning, understanding industry trends and issues, and helping to build a more accurate vision of the future, are important as well. But if you’re not concentrating and improving on the first five, your longevity in the business is at risk....More
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