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  • gregg_hanzlicek_ksu.jpg Vaccines no silver bullet but a good shot at disease control if you take careful aim

    Those cows out in your pasture may not all be beauty queens. Some of them may be exasperating and a real a pain in the you-know-what.
    But one thing’s for sure —  they’re too darn valuable to let them die.
    Veterinarians at last week’s Animal Health Day in Independence, Kan., discussed ways to keep that from happening.

    March 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • BrentRendel.jpg Will ‘canola belt’ expand east?

    A hotbed of interest in winter canola overlaps traditional dryland wheat country, with an estimated 400,000 acres planted this year primarily in Western Oklahoma and Southern Kansas.

    February 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scott_Brown_MU.jpg Herd building requires cost strategy

    Forty-five years ago at the very first Monett, Mo., Beef Cattlemen’s Conference, MU Livestock Specialist Eldon Cole’s presentation was entitled, “Can you afford to spend more than $300 for a herd bull?”

    February 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • soy-flower.jpg Economist talks GMO labeling at soybean expo

    Oklahoma growers get the low-down on the politics of food

    February 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sedgwick-Skillathon.jpg Stellar performance by Sedgwick County 4-H’ers

    Four-H is a community of seven million young people around the world learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
    Those qualities are exemplified by the Sedgwick County 4-H Meat Judging and Livestock Skillathon team members exemplify those qualities, achieving a new pinnacle of success in 2013.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • drone_wiebold.jpg Eye in the sky, feet on the ground

    Soaring over farms and fields for a bird’s eye view of crops and livestock is an intriguing possibility for some farmers and ranchers.
    And, perhaps, a whole lot of hogwash for others.
    Regardless of your point of view, agriculture’s use of drones is taking off.

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • fallcolorcow.jpg Cattle inventory down 2%; replacements up 2%

    All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2014 totaled 87.7 million head, two percent below the 89.3 million on January 1, 2013, according to USDA.
    This is the lowest January 1 inventory since the 82.1 million on hand in 1951.

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rethorst KOMA_cmyk.jpg KOMA Beef Cattle Conference

    “Producing safe, wholesome beef that will provide an enjoyable eating experience and comes from cattle that have been properly cared for from conception to consumption.”

    January 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • KSA yield winner Getman.JPG Kansas Soybean Contest Winners Near 100-Bushel Mark

    Carefully planned growing practices and wisely selected seedstock varieties combined with favorable growing conditions to help Kansas farmers achieve high soybean yields and quality in 2013.

    January 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • rock fence.jpg A collision of visions

    A collision of visions — that is what’s on the horizon for all of rural America according to northwestern Montana logger Bruce Vincent at the 2014 Kansas Soybean Expo.
    And he should know.

    January 14, 2014 2 Photos

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