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    Sep 21, 2012

    Cutting Winter Hay-Feeding Costs

    Between drought, politics and questions surrounding domestic consumer beef demand, this fall is shaping up to present producers with one of those head-scratching forks in the road. But one thing that does seem assured is that hay will be scarce and expensive....More
  • Aug 13, 2012

    2012 Feed Composition Tables

    Nutrition research spanning more than 100 years has defined the nutrients required by animals. Using this information, diets can be formulated from feeds and ingredients to meet these requirements with the expectation that animals will not only remain healthy, but also will be productive and efficient....More
  • Aug 6, 2012

    Get The Most Of Your Corn Crop

    I’m counting my blessings, as we got a sprinkle of rain last week. Even though it was hardly enough to get the ground wet, I will take any moisture we can get in this epic drought that is impacting 56% of the nation....More
  • Aug 2, 2012

    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

    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

    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

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