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Cattle Feeding

The newest tool from Performance Livestock is a benchmarking section of the app where producers can compare their progress with all other producers. It’s a way to help northern ranchers see how they measure up with their southern counterparts and their neighbors.

Cattle producers are cutting more silage and earlage this year because of the high price and low availability of dried distillers grains. Those that feed a lot of ethanol byproducts are worried they’ll be able to secure only about half of what they normally get, Moser said. It’s a result of ethanol plants closing or cutting back on production.

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Craft breweries have different methods of dealing with their spent grain once most of the sugars, proteins and essential nutrients have made their way into the sweet wort that soon will be their next pint. Sometimes, cattle get the benefits. 

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Craft breweries have different methods of dealing with their spent grain once most of the sugars, proteins and essential nutrients have made their way into the sweet wort that soon will be their next pint. Sometimes, cattle get the benefits. 

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Travis Haaland grinds hay for a customer in Salem, S.D., in early March. 

Does feeding time influence the time of calving? To answer this question, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf specialists Adele H…

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Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs, plus feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on significant input and output price risk. Feeder-cattle, weaned-pig and feed prices account for a significant share of total input cost. And market-livestock prices are volatile, adding to a producer’s risk, said Lee Schulz, Iowa State University-Extension livestock economist.

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LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. – The cattle need to be fed. It is a simple statement, but one that resonates with every cattle producer. It does not matter the weather, the list of other activities that need to be done or a family vacation, the cattle need to be fed.

Cattle producers can sharpen their management skills at a feedlot shortcourse hosted by South Dakota State University Extension from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility classroom, 2901 Western Ave. in Brookings.

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SALEM, Mo. — On a cold early February day in Dent County, cattle producer Lance Hasten was thinking about his cattle feeding situation. The year before had been great for growing grass and stockpiling, and he was in a good forage position even deep into winter.

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