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Producer Progress Reports: Came Farms

Producer Progress Reports: Came Farms

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Salina, Kan.

We woke up to rain here in Salina. Our weather station recorded just over half an inch of moisture at our homeplace. We, of course, would have welcomed more, but we will take whatever we can get at this point.

The kids are home for spring break this week, so we have extra hands to keep busy. We are pregnancy-checking cows this week. The herd will stay in the lot until we are ready to go to grass around the first of May. We are concerned about the condition of the grass in our pastures. Depending on the moisture we receive between now and May, we may have to consider reducing our stocking rates.

Once we dry out again, we will start some burn-downs on the areas we grazed cattle over the winter. Of course, we will have to roll up all the electric fence before we can do the burn-downs. The kids spend a lot of time rolling fence and they just love it! Once they are done with fences, they will be working on the air seeders. They will be getting them ready for spring by replacing blades and any other wearable items.

We’ve kept busy in the office gathering data for the National Sorghum Producers. They are collecting data to use in the trade investigation started by China. Although spring is not the most convenient time for this, we felt the need to provide any information that we could to help with this investigation.

Local commodity prices: Cargill in Salina: wheat, $4.40; milo, $3.15; corn, $3.37; soybeans, $9.37. — Darcy Came Bradley

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