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Cattle Feeder Days


Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The U of M Beef Team will be hosting the annual Minnesota Cattle Feeder Day program at five locations in southern Minnesota from December 6-9, 2010. The Southeast program will take place in Rochester on December 9 at 5:30 pm at the La Quinta Inn.

Topics for this year's program will include "Corn Trait and Kernel Effects on Feedlot Performance" by Dr. Fred Owens of Pioneer Hi-bred International. Dr. Owens is a world-renowned ruminant nutritionist and industry expert in topics related to feedlot nutrition and management. Dr. Owens will discuss how kernel traits can affect feedlot performance and will review research data related to discovering the best types of corn for feeding cattle.

Dr. Mark Corrigan from Lallemand Animal Nutrition will speak about feeding and management programs for natural cattle. This topic has gained attention in recent years as feedlot producers look for alternative ways to maximize feedlot profits. Dr. Corrigan will talk about the differences between conventional and natural feeding programs, and will present recommendations to assist in developing a successful natural feeding program.

Quality nutrition and care of receiving cattle is a key element of any successful feedlot enterprise, and this topic will be covered in two parts on this year's program. First, Dr. Ben Holland from South Dakota State University will present information and recommendations on nutrition programs for receiving cattle. Dr. Holland has worked extensively in this subject area across a variety of climates, feedlot types, and cattle types. Dr. Holland's topic will be followed by a panel on veterinary strategies for receiving cattle. This panel will be led by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo of the U of M Beef Team and will feature insights from beef cattle veterinarians on what should be included in an effective receiving program.

Along with these topics, Dr. Grant Crawford from the U of M Beef Team will provide an update of U of M extension programming and feedlot research projects. There will also be time set aside at the meetings for discussion with the speakers, industry representatives, and meeting attendees.

Registration for this year's program is $35/person, and $20 for each additional person from the same farm or family. The registration fee includes a meal and all educational materials. Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting Jolene Keltzer at 701-793-3873 or kelzer027@umn.edu.

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Buckthorn keeps coming back

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Buckthorn is not the only invasive species we have in southeast Minnesota, but having seen and heard Angela Gupta, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator for Forestry, at both the Woodland Advisor-Tree ID class near Caledonia and the Sm ..... 
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University of Minnesota Extension Forage Meetings

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Come and learn more about Corn Silage Research Results and current issues in forages on Monday, December 6, 2010, at the Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia or the Community Center in St. Charles. A morning program will be held in Caledonia, with reg ..... 
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Owner of Livestock Feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, to Pay $5,850 Penalty for Violating Terms of Discharge Permit

Wed, Nov 17th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



(Kansas City, Kan., November 16, 2010) - The owner of a cattle and hog feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,850 civil penalty to the United States to settle alleged violations of the facility's National Pollutant Discharge ..... 
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2010 Minnesota ag statistics

Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



The 2010 Minnesota Ag Statistics is out much earlier this year with the 2009 numbers. Many times in the past, it is the following spring before the information is compiled and published.

In addition to the traditional rankings of Min ..... 
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Do you need LGM/LRP?

Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Those initials certainly didn't mean much when I first saw them; they stand for Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection Insurance. Livestock Gross Margin Insurance provides protection against the loss of gross margin (market val ..... 
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2010 DCP final payments

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Final DCP payments for 2010 participants have been issued. Producers who received an advance payment will be paid the balance they are due. Those who did not take an advance will be receiving their full payment amount. These payments will be ..... 
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Buckthorn keeps coming back

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Buckthorn is not the only invasive species we have in southeast Minnesota, but having seen and heard Angela Gupta, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator for Forestry, at both the Woodland Advisor-Tree ID class near Caledonia an ..... 
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Leiding sisters recognized in dairy showcase

Mon, Oct 25th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

St. Paul, MN -- Haely Leiding of Fillmore County, placed 10th overall in the second year of the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase. Her sister, Kayla Leiding, placed 14th overall in the second year of the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Schowcase. Twenty-five youth w ..... 
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