Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | > | >>

Cattle Feeder Day


Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

The University of Minnesota Beef Team will present the 2011 Minnesota Cattle Feeder Days at four locations this December. The Southeast Minnesota location will be Thursday, December 8 at American's Best Value Inn (formerly La Quinta Inn), Rochester.

Registration begins at 5:30 pm with the program staring at 6:00 pm. Register with Devan Paulus at 425-246-6131 or paula058@umn.edu. Registration is $35 per person and $20 for each additional person from the same farm or family. All program materials and a meal are included with registration.

This year's topics and speakers are: "Priorities that Impact Feedlot Health: A Top 10 List" - Dr. Jeremy Schefers, U of M College of Vet Medicine. Dr. Schefers is a veterinarian at the U of M Vet Med diagnostic lab, so he sees first-hand the effects of health problems in the feedlot. Dr. Schefers incorporates his experience at the diagnostic lab as well as on-farm interactions with feedlot producers, nutritionists, and veterinarians to make recommendations on what can be done to keep feedlot cattle healthy and profitable.

"Optimizing Efficiencies in the Feedyard" - Dr. Chad Zehnder, Land O'Lakes Purina Feed. Feedlot input prices are all-time highs with no definitive end in sight. Fortunately, with high fed cattle prices, opportunities still exist to remain profitable in the feedlot business. Dr. Zehnder will discuss steps that should be taken to remain profitable in an era of extremely high input costs.

"Considerations for Feedlot Facility Management" - panel led by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, U of M Beef Team. With the unique feeding climate experienced in Minnesota and the upper Midwest, it is important to have feedlot facilities that allow for optimal cattle performance while maintaining a positive bottom line. Recent years have seen adaption of confinement facilities of varying type, which has brought about questions as to ideal facility type and proper facility management. This panel of producers and industry experts will discuss different facility types and how they can best be utilized.

"U of M Beef Research Update" - U of M Beef Team. The U of M Beef Team has been very active in recent years conducting research that can be applied to upper Midwest feedlot operations. An overview of current and recent research will be provided, along with suggestions on how these results can be applied to your feedlot operation.

For more information, visit the U of M Beef Center website. .....
[Read the Rest]

AgStar Home Mortgage Services launches the "You Make the Difference" campaign

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

AgStar Home Mortgage Services, a division of AgStar Financial Services, ACA is excited to announce its "You Make the Difference" campaign. Volunteers from any of the 69 counties in AgStar's local service area can submit an entry on AgStar Home's Fac ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Grazing research for Minnesota's future- 2011 video conference

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Join us on Thursday, December 8 for the first-ever Grazing Video Conference - an opportunity for graziers and researchers to network and communicate about current and future grazing research needs. This innovative, interactive event will be held at ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Additional State Fair Winners

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

In the October 3, 2011, issue of the Fillmore County Journal, there were three people in 4-H that were accidentally left out of the State Fair results. Ben Gruszynski won a blue ribbon with his Mini Lop Junior Doe, Michala Morrow won a blue ribbon i ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Corn stalks - fertilizer bill?

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

This past week, I have had considerable conversations about how much fertilizer is going off the field when corn stalk bales are removed. The farms I'm talking about are those w ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Farm Service Agency News

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

2012 DCP Signup

Enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) will begin on January 23, 2012, and will continue through June 1, 2012. This is different from past years when we started signup on October 1. Producers can ma ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Grazing crop residues

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Now that corn harvest is well underway, I have started to see beef cows grazing harvested corn fields. I started to say cornstalks, but 12% of the residue is husk, 27% is leaf, and 12% cob. So there is much more than just stalks, and I'm not countin ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fillmore County pork wagon gets new look

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

The Mensink family has been a big part of Fillmore County's pork production for many years. Craig Mensink of rural Preston has been farming on his land since 1977. His father raised pigs before that, and his grandfather bought the farm in 1945.
..... 
[Read the Rest]

Farm computer usage continues to climb

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

A recent report by the Agricultural Statistic Board reports that a total of 62 percent of U.S. farms now have Internet access, compared with 59 percent in 2009. Sixty-five percent of farms have access to a computer in 2011, up one percentage point f ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | > | >>