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Young roper wins big at USTRC in Hutchinson
He’s not even a teenager, yet, but this cowboy’s one of the best paid around.
The 12-year-old returned to his Olpe ranch home Sunday night $5,765 richer than when he left Saturday morning.
Producers should examine pastures for post-tornado debris
Insulation and building debris from severe storm events such as the recent tornadoes that struck Oklahoma can litter pastures, causing potentially significant negative effects on livestock health and an agricultural operation’s economic bottom line.
4-H members in SW Mo., fight hunger with program
Statewide, 4-H members are seeking donations from Missouri farmers for the Invest an Acre program as part of a 4-H Revolution of Responsibility campaign to find solutions to hunger through community service.
- April showers bring even more May flowers
Anaplasmosis prevention in beef herds
Anaplasmosis can be a costly disease to beef cattle producers. Anaplasmosis is caused by a blood-borne organism that destroys red blood cells and causes severe anemia, weakness, fever, lack of appetite, depression, lower milk production, jaundice, abortion and sometimes death.
Cattle management following drought
Cattle eat more when it gets cold. Local ranchers saw that with the recent large snows and are still seeing it with one of the coldest springs in recent memory. Dr. Justin Sexten, a PH.D University of Missouri State Extension Specialist,went over ideas for area cattlemen to use as their herds exit the late 2013 winter at the Andrew and Buchanan County’s Forage Management meeting in St. Joseph.
Spring crops field day set for May 22 in SE Kansas
Wheat and corn production will take center stage at the Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center’s Spring Crops Field Day, Wednesday, May 22 near Parsons.
Improving drought damaged forage
Ranchers commonly ask what they can plant in the middle of a drought to give them plenty of forage. This was the first question for University of Missouri Plant Sciences Extension Specialist Robert Kallenbach on March 6 in St. Joseph.
Wet spring is good news for forage
Ask Robert Seay, Benton County staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, what a wet spring means for agriculture in the state and he'll turn to one of the newspaper clippings he keeps taped to his file cabinet.
Aphids and nitrogen loss remain concern to producers
According to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, most wheat in southwest Missouri has started to joint.
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