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Beef sire selection

Apr 01, 2015 by Brett Barham
Selecting a herd sire is one of the most important decisions a cowcalf producer makes. A herd bull contributes half the genetic makeup of his calves and plays an essential role in herd genetic improvement.
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Weekly mandatory price reporting

Mar 31, 2015 by Matthew A. Diersen
Back when there was a little more snow on the ground, I came across a notice that the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 has a sunset clause in it dated September 30, 2015. That inspired me to reexamine the content o
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Study shows effectiveness of drought-tolerant corn

Mar 30, 2015 by Drovers
DuPont Pioneer announced the Journal of Crop Science published results of a multi-year study conducted to evaluate corn hybrids under drought-stress, or water-limited, conditions. Findings scientifically demonstrate the
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Precondition for performance, quality, cash

Mar 30, 2015 by Drovers
It's been talked about for 60 years. It's better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders and could provide a 169% return on investment. "2014 was the biggest ‘no brainer' year in history to precondition your cal
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ADT update

Mar 27, 2015 by Drovers
The federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program is up and running, but challenges including inconsistencies in state requirements and mixed messages regarding program goals continue to slow progress toward true tr