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Producers consider early weaning strategies

Producers consider early weaning strategies

Most calves are still weaned as autumn approaches, but several different strategies could work for many producers.

August 11, 2017 6:30 am(0)
Producer makes conservation, education his top priorities

Producer makes conservation, education his top priorities

NEW MARKET, Iowa — Seth Watkins and his four-wheeler bounce across one of his Taylor County pastures. It’s a cloudy day in southwest Iowa, but the fields are bright green and lush after some much-needed rain.

July 22, 2017 5:00 am Photos

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Consumer study reminds farmers of need to communicate

Consumer study reminds farmers of need to communicate

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — “What do consumers want?” and “What do we do about it?” are two questions livestock producers frequently ask.

July 20, 2017 2:00 pm Photos

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Demand should hold steady after BSE discovery: Economist

A recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alabama is not expected to have a major impact on domestic or foreign beef demand.

July 19, 2017 11:52 am(0)

New ag security law to address outbreak concerns

The Securing our Agriculture and Food Act aimed at increasing the security of the U.S. food, agriculture and veterinary systems was signed into law June 30. The legislation is meant to address concerns brought to light after the 2015 avian influenza outbreak.

July 13, 2017 10:56 am(0)

Beef Products Inc., ABC settle defamation suit

ELK POINT, S.D. — Bringing a landmark defamation case to a close, Beef Products Inc. has settled its $1.9 billion lawsuit against ABC News and correspondent Jim Avila over a series of reports that repeatedly referred to BPI's signature product as "pink slime."

June 28, 2017 5:00 pm(0)
Shade, sprinklers keep livestock cool

Shade, sprinklers keep livestock cool

Air flow is always important when it comes to keeping livestock cool, but summer presents even more of a challenge for producers.

June 26, 2017 6:00 am(0)

Pork industry calls for disease outbreak vaccine bank

DES MOINES — With new farm bill negotiations beginning, the pork industry has made it clear what’s at the top of its wish list: a vaccine bank with a large enough supply to handle the first two weeks of a foot and mouth disease outbreak.

June 23, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Remember the first cell phones, those bulky gadgets that always seemed to be more trouble than they were worth? Did you ever think you would be able to store production records on it?

June 22, 2017 10:00 am Photos

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