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Dairy Focus: Using Inoculants Effectively   ( 2015-11-20 )
Inoculants are a tool to improve silage quality, but they are not a replacement for good management practices.
Dairy Focus: Is Covering Silage Worth the Cost?   ( 2015-07-16 )
Keeping silage from spoiling is a cost-effective effort.
Dairy Focus: June is Month to Learn About Dairy Farms   ( 2015-06-11 )
Dairy has a rich tradition in North Dakota.
Dairy Focus: Biosecurity is Everyone’s Business   ( 2015-05-12 )
Biosecurity is vital for protecting all agricultural operations.
Dairy Focus: Technology Will Drive Dairy Industry Progress   ( 2015-05-07 )
Precision dairy technology doesn’t replace good management; it enhances it.
Dairy Focus: The Art of Handling Cattle Becomes a Life Lesson   ( 2015-04-09 )
Animals learn to be handled if they’re handled calmly.
Dairy Focus: Managing Feed Refusals   ( 2015-02-26 )
Dairy producers need to find the balance between feeding too little and too much.
Dairy Focus: Advantages of Automated Calf Feeders   ( 2015-01-26 )
Automated feeders allow dairy operators to be calf managers, not just feeders.
Dairy Focus: Choosing Alternative Feedstuffs in a Fickle Marketplace   ( 2015-01-20 )
An online computer model can help producers select economical feed.
Dairy Focus: Little Time Left to Decide on MPP   ( 2014-11-26 )
The Dairy Margin Protection Plan sign-up is Dec. 5.
Dairy Focus: I-29 Dairy Consortium Hosts Calf and Heifer Tour   ( 2014-11-17 )
Dairy tours focus on the theme of raising the best calf ever.
Dairy Focus: The Basics of Corn Silage   ( 2014-09-15 )
Whole-plant moisture content should be the trigger for when to harvest corn silage.
Dairy Focus: Meeting Set on Dairy Portion of Farm Bill   ( 2014-08-29 )
The dairy Margin Protection Program sign-up for 2015 runs from Sept. 2 to Nov. 28, 2014.
Dairy Focus: Will 2014 be a Dairy Industry Year to Remember?   ( 2014-04-08 )
The new farm bill represents a large shift in U.S. dairy policy.
Dairy Focus: N.D. Has Rich Dairy History   ( 2014-03-26 )
Share your memories and photos of North Dakota’s dairy history.
Dairy Focus: Spring Thaw Can Contribute to Feed Waste   ( 2014-03-12 )
Spoilage will increase as temperatures rise.
Dairy Focus: Farming a Highly Technical Business   ( 2014-01-10 )
A section of the Precision Agriculture Action Summit will focus on livestock-related technology.
Dairy Focus: Let it Snow   ( 2013-12-19 )
Calves require extra energy when the temperature drops.
Dairy Focus: Reducing Feed Waste Begins at Harvest   ( 2013-08-19 )
Adequate silage density will reduce dry-matter losses.
Dairy Focus: Corn Silage Processing Becoming More Popular   ( 2013-08-08 )
Processing corn silage can be advantageous for a dairy operation.
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Flood Hazards Impact on House Prices in the Fargo-Moorhead Area  (2016-10-13)  Actual flood events can change a homebuyer's perceptions about flood risk, thereby possibly discounting the home's value.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Effective Cropping Systems Reduce Winter Feed Costs  (2016-10-27)  Grazing forage systems keeps cows and calves grazing well into the winter months.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Mix the Wild Side of the Menu With Some Greens  (2016-10-27)  Wild game is a good source of protein and is lower in fat and calories than some types of domesticated animal protein.  FULL STORY
Small-business Savvy: Small-business Savvy: Define Your Small-business Audience  (2016-10-20)  Watching people and reading are great ways to start.  FULL STORY
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