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Winter Management Of Herd Bulls

Now that the snow and cold temperatures have arrived, it is time to consider how you are managing your bulls for the winter and if the current management is meeting their requirements. If you haven’t already, examine bulls and determining if they...

 

Watering Trees In The Fall And Winter

Richland County remains in a severe drought as we enter the month of November. With little fall precipitation and warm temperatures, it is important to continue to water your trees. Lack of water can cause roots to be damaged, even weakening or...

 

Efficiently Feeding Your Livestock: Calculating Cost On Unit Nutrient Basis

As we head into the winter-feeding months, feed costs make up 65% or more of total input costs. It is important to compare feed costs on a “unit nutrient basis” which really means just getting the most bang for your buck. This approach will come...

 

Efficiently Feeding Your Livestock: Calculating Cost On A Unit Nutrient Basis

As we head into the winter-feeding months, feed costs make up 65% or more of total input costs. It is important to compare feed costs on a “unit nutrient basis” which really means just getting the most bang for your buck. This approach will come...

 

Final Richland County Farmers Market October 8

The final Richland County Farmers Market of the season will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St. NW and 2nd Ave. NW in Sidney. This...

 

Cold Weather Storage Of Pesticides

As the input costs of chemical applications are high, it is important to ensure chemical formulations remain accurate and effective by properly storing chemicals during the cold months ahead. In general, pesticides should be stored in a cool, dry...

 

Importance Of Testing Your Livestock Feed

While winter may seem like a long way off, now is the time to start testing your feed as you inventor the amount you have to get you through the winter months. Winter feed costs, on average, account for 65-70% of production costs for a cow-calf...

 

Prussic Acid Poisoning

Sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are a great warm season forage option. However, these plants contain cyanogenic glycosides that can be converted to hydrocyanic acid (HCN), also known as prussic acid, when the plants are injured...

 

Managing Wheat Streak Mosaic Disease By Eliminating The Green Bridge

If you are preparing to plant winter wheat soon, it is important to consider green bridge control to prevent wheat streak mosaic (WSM). Wheat streak mosaic is a viral disease that impacts small grains, including spring wheat and winter wheat, as...

 

Importance of Testing For Nitrates

As the time to harvest your annual forages draws near and because nitrate toxicity can be fatal for your livestock, it is important to understand the need for nitrate testing. Cereal crops are known to accumulate nitrates with oats being the top accu...

 

Body Condition Scoring

As breeding season wraps up and weaning time approaches, it is a good time to think about body condition scoring your bulls and cows. A body condition score (BCS) is based on a scale of 1 to 9 with a BCS 1 being extremely thin and a BCS 9 being...

 

Managing Wheat Streak Mosaic Disease By Eliminating The Green Bridge

If you are preparing to plant winter wheat soon, it is important to consider green bridge control to prevent wheat streak mosaic (WSM). Wheat streak mosaic is a viral disease that impacts small grains, including spring wheat and winter wheat, as...

 

Controlling Wasps In The Yard

Yellowjackets and other social wasps may be found in large numbers as we enter late summer and through the fall. Most of the wasps are beneficial and feed on garden pests, however, some can become...

 

Support Your Local Farmers Market

There are many reasons to support local vendors and attend local farmers markets. Not only are you able to find fresh produce, but you might also find a unique handmade gift or your new favorite...

 

Processing Options For Market Animals

Fair time is here! If you plan to support the 4-H youth at the market livestock sale, you may have to make some decisions when you get that animal processed. You will be given a cut sheet on how you would like the carcass broken down. The first...

 

Blister Beetles Could Pose Risk

Blister beetles could be considered a beneficial insect as they feed on grasshopper eggs, however, they pose a significant risk. Blister beetles are named for a toxic in their body called cantharidin that causes blisters when it comes in to contact w...

 

Blister Beetles Could Pose Risk

Blister beetles could be considered a beneficial insect as they feed on grasshopper eggs, however, they pose a significant risk. Blister beetles are named for a toxic in their body called cantharidin...

 

Richland County Farmers Market Begins July 9

The Richland County Farmers Market will once again be in Sidney this summer. The market will be held on Saturdays starting July 9 - Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Richland County Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St NW and 2nd Ave...

 

Importance of Testing For Nitrates

As the time to harvest your annual forages draws near and because nitrate toxicity can be fatal for your livestock, it is important to understand the need for nitrate testing. Cereal crops are known to accumulate nitrates with oats being the top accu...

 

Richland County Farmers Market Begins July 9

The Richland County Farmers Market will once again be in Sidney this summer. The market will be held on Saturdays starting July 9 - Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Richland County Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St NW and 2nd Ave...

 
 By Marley Manoukian    News    June 22, 2022

Poison Hemlock Confirmed in Richland County

An area of poison hemlock has recently been confirmed in Richland County. This plant is toxic to livestock, wildlife, pets, and humans making proper identification and management important. Poison hem...

 

Grasshoppers Have Started Hatching

The cool and wet spring delayed grasshopper hatching. However, you may now be seeing small grasshoppers out on your rangelands or in your crops. These small grasshoppers are in the nymphal stages...

 

Time To Begin Scouting For Alfalfa Weevils

Alfalfa weevils can be very damaging to your alfalfa stand, beginning with pinholes in the leaves and progressing to defoliation and crown injury in severe cases. The potential for this much damage, especially in years like this when hay is of high...

 

Breeding Season Considerations

The breeding season may have already begun for some, but it is coming up in the near future for others. Here are a few considerations as you prepare to turn your bulls out. Having a breeding soundness exam (BSE) on your bulls prior to breeding...

 

Time to Begin Scouting for Alfalfa Weevils

Alfalfa weevils can be very damaging to your alfalfa stand, beginning with pinholes in the leaves and progressing to defoliation and crown injury in severe cases. The potential for this much damage, especially in years like this when hay is of high...

 

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