Are You Winter Ready?

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How to protect livestock from the elements The winter months take a toil even on the hardiest of cattle. The frigid temperatures, frozen water sources...

Backgrounding Programs

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Maximizing profits with weaned calves How a producer approaches backgrounding cattle varies from operation to operation. In general terms, backgrounding cattle is the practice of...

Cull the Bull

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Determine when a herd sire should stay or go A producer’s herd sire may be one of the trickiest animals on the farm to manage....

Keeping Livestock Records

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Health and management documentation are critical for livestock producers  On a farm the to-do list may seem endless. Whether it is fence to fix, animals...

Buying a Utility Terrain Vehicle

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A guide to purchasing a UTV in today’s economy Spotting a farmer driving across fields in the Ozarks in a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), is...

Protecting Water Sources

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Strategies to keep ponds and streams clean and safe When producers think about tackling all that needs to be fixed, managed, maintained and monitored on...

Tractor Tune-Up Tips

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Maintaining belts, hoses and gearing up for winter It sure can be frustrating to fire-up a trusted machine like a tractor, only to have it...

Preparing for Winter Before it Hits

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Management strategies to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature Thinking back to the frigid blast of last winter may put a chill down the...

Incorporating Winter Cereals

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Are they worth the time and money? If producers are looking to add winter cereals to their pastures in hopes of getting additional forage for...

Preventing Pregnancy Loss

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Strategies for healthy pregnancies There are a variety of factors that can impact the viability of cattle pregnancies. Some are within a producer’s control and...
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