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Cattle feeder day 2012


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

Feeding and managing for efficiency in the feedlot while finishing cattle at heavier weights is the theme for the 2012 Cattle Feeder Day Program. As the US beef cow herd shrinks, and feeder supplies dwindle, the US industry has turned to relying on heavier end weights for finishing cattle. Concurrently, feeder prices have increased over 30 percent.

These two fundamental changes in the cattle industry have significant implications on feeding and managing cattle to prevent losses in efficiency at various critical control points in the feedlot; namely, feedlot cattle health and nutrition during the receiving and finishing periods, increased reliance on combinations of co-products and farm-raised feeds with little grain inclusion, and ensuring that losses during feed storage, transport, loading, mixing and delivery are kept to a minimum.

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is happy to announce that they have teamed up with two nationally-known experts to address these issues during the 2012 Cattle Feeder Days program. Tom Peters, consulting nutritionist, will speak about retaining efficiency in spite of finishing cattle at heavier weights. Chad Zehnder, nutritionist with Purina Mills Feed, will speak about reliance on combinations of co-products and farm-raised feeds, and Alfredo DiCostanzo, of the University of Minnesota Beef Team, will address concerns with managing feed storage, transport, loading, mixing and delivery to retain efficiency. At the end of the program, speakers will host an open panel discussion to address issues specific to local operations.

The program will be held December 13, 5:30 pm at Rochester Events Center, 7333 Airport View Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902. A $30 registration fee will be charged at the door. The fee for additional attendees from the same farm or family is $15/person. Preregistration is encouraged but not mandatory. Please preregister by December 5 with Devan Paulus-Compart at 425-246-6131 or paulu058@umn.edu.

Ag business management web sites

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties While preparing for the recent Land Rent Workshops, I stumbled across a list of useful Ag Business Management websites that Regional Extension Educator Gary Hachfeld and I prepared many ..... 
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2012 U of MN Corn Trials available online

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Crops Liz Stahl and U of MN Extension Corn Agronomist Jeff Coulter have made the results of the 2012 University of Minnesota corn grain and ..... 
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Fillmore County Land Rent Survey

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Enclosed in this week’s Fillmore County Journal is the Fillmore County 2012-2013 Land Rental Survey. The more owners and operators that complete the survey the more confidence I have in the survey results. Survey forms can also be picked up at the ..... 
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The importance of cross bred beef cows

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties The production of crossbred calves yields advantages in both heterosis and the blending of desirable traits from two or more breeds. However, the largest economic benefit of crossbree ..... 
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Land Rent workshops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Three Land Rent Workshops have been scheduled for Houston, Fillmore, and Winona Counties. The first will be on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, at the Houston County Justice Center, ..... 
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Manure management and air quality education

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties A new Manure Management and Air Quality Education website has been launched. The new website provides educational materials, and current research from the University of Minnesota, in ..... 
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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at State Soil and Water Conservation District convention

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named Duschee Hills Dairy LLC of Lanesboro as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2012 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. Pat and Chris Troendle and Ben and Darla ..... 
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Public hearings set for mining ordinances

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Karen Reisner The Planning Commission at their October 18 meeting discussed the revisions to Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance 721 and the draft of the new Ordinance 736 that will deal specifically with industrial mining. After some discussion ..... 
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