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Bovine Emergency Response Plan Prepares First Responders

Several hundred thousand head of cattle are on U.S. roadways every day, and given the volume of cattle being transported, the likelihood of a truck being involved in an accident is high. However,...

 

USDA Releases Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payment Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released regulations for direct payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). "CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of...

 

Options Available For Pasture Weed Control

Yellow patches of leafy spurge are beginning to pop up in road ditches across North Dakota. "Leafy spurge is the most recognized noxious weed in the state, infesting approximately 750,000 acres,"...

 

Water Quality Can Impact Livestock Production

Providing adequate water to livestock is critical for animal health and production. "Good-quality water can have a major impact on your cattle's intake and weight gain," says Miranda Meehan, North...

 

Practice Cattle and People Health Management at Turnout Time

Spring turnout to the pasture is a good time for producers to review their cow-calf health management plans, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock experts. They note that a number of factors can impact cow-calf health,...

 

NDSU Extension Helps Farmers And Ranchers Cope With Stress

The first step in dealing with stress is to recognize the early symptoms. Poor growing and harvesting conditions, low commodity prices, trade wars and a shortage of livestock feed for winter all have...

 

Field Peas Possible Alternative to Distillers Grains

Field peas may be an alternative to distillers grains as a protein source in cattle feed if the field peas are at a low enough cost, according to a North Dakota State University Extension livestock...

 

Sheep Producers Need To Keep Marketing Options Open

Sheep producers need to keep their marketing options open during the COVID-19 outbreak, says Travis Hoffman, North Dakota State University Extension sheep specialist. "We are undoubtedly in a...

 

NDSU, SDSU Extension Holding Cattle Mineral Program

"Providing the correct mineral supplement is necessary to ensure optimal health, performance and reproduction," says Janna Block, Extension livestock systems specialist at North Dakota State...

 

Check Your Sump Pump

A sump pump is the first line of defense for many homeowners to prevent water from seeping into the basement. "Last spring, many sump pumps hadn't run much in the previous years, but with snowmelt...

 

Wet Weather Increases Risk for Wheat Midge in 2020

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2020 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension entomologist. A...

 

Difficult Harvest Creates Grain Storage Hazards

Because of difficult harvest conditions last fall, grain may have been stored with higher than normal moisture content, which could pose a danger to anyone working around the grain. "High-moisture...

 

Prepare for Spring Calving

Planning and preparing for the calving season can help not only minimize calf losses but also improve calves' performance, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists. T...

 

Many Factors Influence Corn Test Weight

Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have North Dakota producers concerned about the test weight of their corn. "Many factors influence the measured test weight of corn, including the...

 

NDSU Extension, FSA to Host Disaster Recovery Webinar

North Dakota State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) are hosting a webinar Thursday, Dec. 5, to provide producers with information on available...

 

Unharvested Corn Can be Feed for Cattle

The 2019 growing season has not been conducive for corn grain production in many areas of the northern Plains. The late planting season, combined with cooler temperatures, has left many fields unharvestable or not cost effective for harvesting corn...

 

USDA Releases Details on Market Facilitation Program

The sign-up period for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program is now open, says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural finance specialist. The program provides aid to...

 

Be on the Lookout for Anthrax

Anthrax continues to be a concern for cattle producers in North Dakota. "Recently, a case of anthrax was positively identified in a southwestern North Dakota county," says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota...

 

Planting Unlabeled Cover Crop Seed Could be Costly

Planting cover crops is increasing in popularity each year, and this is not surprising considering the benefits. However, those potential benefits will be quickly negated by the use of untested or unlabeled seed says Jason Goltz, North Dakota State...

 

Canning Food Properly is Vital

Don't invite botulism to your dinner table. Botulism is a deadly form of food poisoning. The toxin, or poison, causing the illness commonly is associated with improperly processed home-canned...

 

Consider Alternatives to Early Grazing

The snowy, frigid winter may have left cattle producers short on forage for their livestock, and they are itching to get the cattle out on grass. "Proceed with caution when turning livestock out on...

 

Underfeeding Beef Cows Has Consequences

Beef cows that have been underfed during gestation and lactation will be less productive than cows fed adequate diets. "For adequate production, a beef cow's daily ration must meet nutritional...

 

NDSU Extension to Host Brine Spill Discussion

Landowners will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and experiences with brine spills during a series of informal meetings North Dakota State University Extension is hosting this spring. The...

 

4-H Leadership Awareness Weekend a Success

This year's Leadership Awareness Weekend (LAW), a statewide 4-H civic engagement event, was a worthwhile experience for several North Dakota youth. "4-H LAW is a wonderful opportunity for youth to...

 

Farmers, Ranchers Have Ways to Manage Stress

Piled-up stress can lead farmers and ranchers to develop physical or mental health issues, but they can take steps to reduce stress and create healthy ways to manage it, says a North Dakota State...

 

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