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Outtagrass Cattle Co.

March 23, 2017 — For the week of March 25, 2017 Calf catcher cartoon

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2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees honored

March 23, 2017 — The 2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet March 19 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. "Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor possible in our Association, and we […]

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The 2017-18 AQHA Executive Committee was elected at the AQHA convention in San Antonio.

March 23, 2017 — The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the 2017 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing […]

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After smooth hearing, Roberts wants Perdue vote ‘ASAP’

March 23, 2017 — Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump's nominee for Agriculture secretary, seemed to reassure every senator on every issue during his confirmation hearing today, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, said he would schedule a committee business meeting "as soon as possible" to vote on […]

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Aggie Ranch Horse Team reserve champs at Cheyenne

March 23, 2017 — Ranch Horse students riding for their college team from Curtis, Nebraska ranked well in their second major show of 2017 claiming the Reserve Champion Collegiate Team title. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture sent 11 riders to the show ring at Laramie County Community College […]

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Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Now Open

March 23, 2017 — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) is accepting grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program through April 30, 2017. The VFA program provides volunteer fire departments (VFDs) funding through the U.S. Forest Service. This funding is used to organize, […]

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Study Shows FCCP Tags Provide Added Value in Marketplace

March 23, 2017 — The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) has long been recognized as a leader in the beef industry and university research has now quantified the added value this program provides for beef producers. In a recent study completed by Kansas State University, FCCP-tagged Red […]

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S.D. Wheat Yield Contest returns

March 23, 2017 — Spring is here and the SD Wheat Yield Contest is back! Producers are encouraged to submit an application by May 15th. Applications can be picked up at participating sponsors which include: CHS Midwest Cooperative, CHS Northern Plains, CHS Southwest Grains, Wheat Growers Elevator, North Central […]

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LEAD FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR GROUP 37

March 23, 2017 — Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) group 37 are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. "Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potential will be selected from five geographic districts across our state," said […]

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MBA Program Reaches 10,000 Grads

March 23, 2017 — This month, the beef checkoff's Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, reached 10,000 graduates! This group of beef and dairy producers – along with chefs, teachers, doctors, dietitians and others in the beef community – has stepped up and are leading the way in advocating […]

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Alltech’s Ridley Inc. feed divisions join relief efforts to support cattle producers and ranchers in fire-scarred state

March 23, 2017 — Ridley Inc. operating divisions, Hubbard Feeds, a leading provider of researched-based, animal nutrition products, and Ridley Block Operations, a recognized leader in the block supplement market, have teamed together to provide livestock feed relief to fire-stricken cattle producers and ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and […]

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Puerto Ricans: the Opportunity of Employment at Midwest

March 23, 2017 — South Dakota agriculture producers will have an opportunity to learn more about Upper Midwest Puerto Rico Collaboration Project and connecting with future employees during the 2017 Central Plains Dairy Expo held in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Premier Center Complex. The Upper Midwest Puerto Rico […]

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Preparing Bulls for the Breeding Season

March 23, 2017 — To maximize herd bull performance this breeding season, SDSU Extension encourages cattle producers to evaluate their bulls' nutritional status and overall well being. "Winter is a stressful time for cattle in the Northern Plains," said Ken Olson, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist. "Producers often […]

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Heitkamp Pushes Perdue on Trade, USDA Budget, Prioritizing Wetland Determinations at U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearing

March 23, 2017 — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today pushed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, the administration's nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to be a strong voice for agricultural trade during his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing. Heitkamp questioned Perdue about the drastic 21 percent USDA […]

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Kansas wheat update: Crop challenged by lack of moisture through much of the state

March 23, 2017 — Dry winter weather that helped fuel wildfires in Kansas and other Plains states also left many wheat fields in need of moisture even as above-average temperatures pushed wheat plants to green up earlier than usual. The dry conditions through much of the state left some […]

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Let Cows’ Physiology Guide Calving Check Schedule

March 23, 2017 — The routine calving check is one of the most important tasks on the list of beef cattle producers during calving season. Most producers have their own plan for how often they give their calving herd the once-over, but some may have not considered how their […]

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Be sure your bulls are ready for breeding season

March 23, 2017 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – To maximize herd bull performance this breeding season, SDSU Extension encourages cattle producers to evaluate their bulls' nutritional status and overall well being. "Winter is a stressful time for cattle in the Northern Plains," said Ken Olson, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef […]

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Strangles panic need not ensue

March 23, 2017 — A local news channel in Colorado is warning horse owners of a "horse disease outbreak" that is the "biggest in decades." The disease is Strangles and the outbreak is two barns in Grand Valley, Colorado. "I read the original article and watched the news clip. […]

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March 23, 2017 — 2017 PRCA World Standings All-around 1. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $50,328 2. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas 50,177 3. Clayton Hass, Weatherford, Texas 41,852 4. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 40,868 5. JoJo LeMond, Andrews, Texas 27,562 6. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. 26,572 7. Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, […]

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Cattle and Sheep Together a Good Thing

March 23, 2017 — For thousands of years, meat, milk, leather, wool, mohair and cashmere have been essential components of human survival. Producers historically have utilized a combination of cattle, sheep, goats and other ruminants to graze grasslands and provide the necessary food and clothing. Today's agriculture is more […]

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