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Age isn’t the measure of success at Utopia
To many, the perception of a successful operation comes with age and years of experience. However, the all under 30 owned and operated Utopia Genetics is quickly blowing that stereotype out of the water.
Coal Valley Angus strives for “elite”
After seven decades of raising commercial cattle, Jackie and Don Coltrane, of Coal Valley Angus decided to make a switch. “Our profitability was down, and we didn't have much say on how our cattle did at the market, which was frustrating, so we started looking for a change,” Jackie Coltrane said.
K-State welcomes Farney as area beef specialist
Kansas State University Southeast Kansas Area Beef Specialist Jaymelynn Farney may be new to town but she is definitely not new to Kansas—and she’s no stranger to the beef industry.
Cattle auction points to good times
Despite concerns about drought, high inputs and government intrusion, that was the analysis after the Kniebel Cattle Company/ Downey Ranch, Inc., beef cattle seed stock production sale Friday southeast of Manhattan.
Program delivers beef for seniors
What does a community housing development organization, the Jackson County Fair, and senior citizens have in common? BEEF, it’s what’s for dinner, thanks to Homestead Affordable Housing of Holton, Kansas and it’s out-of-the-box thinking staff. The Beef for Seniors Program began a little more than three years ago as a way to help those living on retirement income, which can sometimes be extremely limiting.
BCI: Research, education & outreach
The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University is a program that is devoted to improving the beef industry through education, research, and outreach with stakeholders and producers. Founded in 2007, the BCI strives to tackle the pertinent issues and challenges that the beef industry faces by collaborating with industry partners and academia.
Cattle producers facing more feeding challenges
This past summer’s drought proved to be a challenge for beef producers and even with recent rains and greener pastures it doesn’t appear that the challenge of feeding cattle is over.
As fall weather seems to be here winter, won’t be far behind it and University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist Tim Schnakenberg says that producers need to be aware of the possibilities of nitrate and prussic acid problems.
Pecan field day examines challenges faced by growers
According to Kansas State University data, Kansas contributes approximately one percent of the total U.S. pecan production. There are an estimated 8,500 acres of pecans in Kansas, mostly concentrated in the southeastern corner of the state.
At the recent K-State Pecan Field Day held at the Pecan Experiment Field near Chetopa, Kansas, a number of growers and enthusiasts were on hand to hear the latest information about the 2012 crop.
Farmfest 2012 brings thousands to the Ozark Empire Fair grounds
Last weekends cool fall weather wasn’t enough to keep in excess of 40,000 visitors away from the recent Ozark Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Missouri. The show was once again considered a success thanks to the ongoing support from everyone in attendance.
Holiday fun to be found near Southwest City, Missouri
As the holiday season approaches, families could be looking for a way get into the spirit and celebrate the ending of a hard summer. That family fun can be found at Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.
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