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2013 Four State Farm Show to offer new hours
It’s time to mark your calendar for the 2013 Four State Farm Show. This year’s show will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 on the same 300-acre farm just south of Pittsburg, Kansas.
Preparing for future drought through conservation
Task force and rainmakers — not the typical dialogue used for most farmers and ranchers, but for those in attendance at the Ottawa County Conservation District Field Day in Miami, Oklahoma learned how both those terms can be beneficial to them.
Poultry litter meets fertilizer needs for Bartlett farmer
A higher level of management and dealing with the “hassle factor” are the costs of taking advantage of the benefits of applying poultry litter to crop ground. That price tag, however, actually results in lower per-acre nutrient costs at Mathes Farms, which includes Brent’s wife, Jennifer, and their sons Joshua, Caleb and Joel.
Sunflower Supreme program revealed to southeast Kansas
Over 200 area farmers and ranchers gathered in southeast Kansas last week for the unveiling of a new heifer development and management program that the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are joining forces to develop for Kansas producers.
Growing interest in branding gives rise to common questions
Southwest Missouri beef cattle producers have shown a great interest in branding their cattle this winter and spring following several instances of cattle theft.
With that growing interest in branding, there has also been a number of commonly asked questions, according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
Spring is the time to consider deworming
With spring in full swing, worms are highly active, leaving livestock at risk.
“The more worms you have on your farm the less animals you have,” Yazwinski stated.
Oklahoma governor signs horse slaughter legislation
Oklahoma's 50-year-old ban on horse slaughtering was lifted Friday when the governor signed a new law that will allow facilities to process and export horse meat, despite bitter opposition by animal rights activists.
Have cattle and beef markets peaked?
Fed cattle and boxed beef prices have behaved very similar to last year so far in 2013. Choice boxed beef made a dramatic run from the low$180/cwt. range to a peak of $197.49/cwt. on March 13 before falling back under $192/cwt. this past week.
Crowds brave winter weather to attend the 2013 Horsefest
Despite weather making it difficult for many to attend Friday and Sunday of last weekend’s Horsefest held in Springfield, Missouri at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Saturday’s attendance held strong.
Thinking outside the flock
Sheep producers from across the state of Kansas gathered earlier this month for Kansas State University’s Sheep Producer Day, held at the K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center which is still sparkling from the final touches of its construction in 2012.
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