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Ag News and Views: January 2017

Artificial Insemination Adds Value to Cow Herd

Due to the considerable herd expansion that has occurred over the last three years, forecasters predict that 2017 and 2018 cattle markets will be considerably lower than even the transition that took...

Container Gardening: Here's What You Need to Know

During my professional career, I have witnessed the emergence and adoption of several production philosophies and technologies that continue to have a significant impact on both hobby and commercial...

Determine Land Area and Distance With Your Smartphone

How big is that pasture? How long is this fence line? How far is it to the nearest water point? All of these questions and more can be answered using the GeoMeasure application, a free download for...

How to Use Exclusion Cages to Better Manage Cattle Stocking Rates

Developing a proper stocking rate is among the most important practices a manager can accomplish. No fertilization plan, brush management plan, rotational grazing plan or herd genetic selection can...

Improve Safety on the Farm with Preventative Maintenance

My department's responsibility is to maintain and repair more than 400 pieces of farm-related equipment, including utility ATVs, lawnmowers, tractors and multiple implements. We also maintain...

Why You Should Consider Prescribed Burning Throughout the Year

For most prescribed fire practitioners in the Southern Great Plains, burns are conducted during winter and early spring (December to March). This burning season has become commonplace because most of...