High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.
For the past 5 years I've been writing articles for crop farmers on how to manage the unprecedented amount of income flowing through their operations and now it is the turn of the livestock producer to worry about what
Food insecurity has remained near that level since, despite a decline in unemployment from its peak of 10 percent in October 2009 to 6.7 percent in December 2013. While 2013's prevalence of food insecurity was lower tha
Summer annual crops that experience sustained periods of dry weather can contain high levels of nitrates, which can have detrimental effects on feeding. Crops with high nitrates can also be dangerous for people as well.
With beef prices up and smaller herds, Wyoming is experiencing an increase in cattle theft. Executive director of the Wyoming Beef Council, Ann Wittman said, "Nationally, we have the smallest cow herd in 60 years."
Feeding cost of gain is expected to drop for the remainder of 2016. Small net returns could be on the horizon for cattle finishers. Where are feeder cattle prices headed? Does it pay to retain ownership?