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BeefTalk: Biosecurity Confessions [1%] by rmattern, 2015-06-05 07:24
I must confess some consternation with this expectation of restrictions such as protective boots and clothing and bottles of disinfectant.
Prairie Fare: Have You Applauded a Cow Lately? [1%] by rmattern, 2015-06-04 09:23
Cows produce about 90 glasses of milk per day, or enough to quench the thirst of 30 children with three glasses of milk daily. During a cow’s lifetime, ...
BeefTalk: Cow Size and Success in the Beef Business [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-29 08:06
Coffee discussions tend to assume an answer quickly, but the reality is much more difficult and complicated.
Prairie Fare: Can Rhubarb Become Toxic? [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-28 19:25
According to a widely circulated Facebook post launched in another state, rhubarb could become toxic (poisonous) after a frost. Could that be true?
Spotlight on Economics: Evolution of Small-asset Credit Unions [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-27 12:45
Small-asset credit unions are the most common, comprising 23 percent of all U.S. credit unions in 2012 and averaging 900 members.
Big Changes Occurring in Red River Valley Agricultural Economics [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-22 12:33
Red River Valley farms saw a record high net farm income in 2012 plummet by 88 percent in 2013 and then by 79 percent in 2014.
Prairie Fare: Who Needs Strength Training? [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-21 14:56
Strengthening our muscles, we can reduce body fat and maintain or potentially reduce our blood pressure.
NDSU to Provide Ethanol Risk Management Training [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-21 14:29
The program will combine lectures with hands-on learning in the form of exercises, case studies and trading simulations.
BeefTalk: Genetic Diversity is a Good Thing [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-21 14:36
Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and ...
Devils Lake Flooding Continues to Cause Agricultural Losses [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-15 10:12
Approximately 10,000 acres of additional cropland is estimated to be lost for every 1 foot rise in the level of Devils Lake.
Total direct losses are estimated at nearly $40 million due to reduced sales of crop production. [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-15 10:04
High water in the Devils Lake basin continues to cause problems. [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-15 10:03
Banana Nut Muffins - NDSU Photo [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-14 14:30
Prairie Fare: Try a Fruit With Appeal [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-14 14:30
Bananas have been a popular fruit for thousands of years. In early times, bananas were held in such high esteem they became known as the "fruit of the wise ...
Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-14 09:08
Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well ...
NDSU Research Foundation Warns of Illegal Grain Sales [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-11 13:49
U.S. seedsmen or other parties are in violation of the NDSU Research Foundation ’s PVP rights if they sell or transfer seeds to any Canadian entity other ...
BeefTalk: Have a Plan to Manage Cowherd Subgroups [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-07 16:15
The point and challenge is that beef producers need to have a plan. In other words, it is the process of slowly changing stocking rates to reflect the changing ...
Prairie Fare: Leftover Breakfast Cereal? Think Outside the Box [1%] by rmattern, 2015-05-07 12:03
We have plenty of ways to use cereal while saving money and reducing waste along the way. We just need to think outside the box a bit.
Prairie Fare: Safe Food Preservation Advice Comes Early This Year [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-30 20:16
About 30 botulism cases are reported yearly in the U.S. and most of those cases are associated with food canned improperly at home.
BeefTalk: Prepare for the Unexpected, Live the Expected [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-30 14:53
As producers, there is no way to control the amount of rain we get, so we are forced to develop management plans that will be accommodating to various levels ...
Spotlight on Economics: Jet Fuel Costs and Airfares [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-28 12:34
Airfares and jet fuel prices do not move in lock step because jet fuel costs merely reflect one of the supply factors.
2015 Bioindustry Summit Set at NDSU [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-24 12:06
This year’s summit will be the first to include a government networking event where innovators, entrepreneurs and investors will be able to visit informally ...
BeefTalk: When Should Cows Calve? [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-23 09:08
Basically, a cow will calf when she and her calf decide the time is right.
Prairie Fare: Grilled Asparagus Adds Variety, Nutrition to Menu [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-16 13:56
As part of an overall healthful diet, asparagus and other healthful foods may reduce our risk for cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
BeefTalk: Cattle Deserve a Professional Herd-health Program [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-16 12:19
The cost of implementing adequate biosecurity measures and associated vaccination protocols is minimal, compared with the cost of even losing one calf, let ...
Governor Signs Seed Law Legislation [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-14 14:00
“Intellectual property protection is important to agriculture, just as it is to any other sector of the economy,” says Ken Bertsch, North Dakota’s state ...
Spotlight on Economics: Freedom and Flourishing [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-14 12:24
With increased economic freedom, people lead more prosperous and happier lives. People enjoy these benefits while maintaining, and possibly enhancing, social ...
Historic Increase in N.D. Land Value Ends [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-22 09:38
A survey indicates average cropland values dropped slightly (0.6 percent) during 2014.
BeefTalk: Start Planning Now if the Summer Looks Dry [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-09 16:26
Drought and excess moisture are very frequent concerns in the agricultural community. This year appears to moving in the direction of dryness.
Prairie Fare: Is It Time for An Oil Change in Your Recipes? [1%] by rmattern, 2015-04-09 11:14
We have many oil choices in the grocery store, and some of them are more healthful than others.
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BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Use the Numbers When Bull Buying  (2017-12-07)  Expected progeny differences are the best selection tool to help beef operations meet future goals.   FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Do Microwave Ovens Zap Nutrients in Foods?  (2017-12-07)  Cooking in a microwave can help preserve nutrients in food.  FULL STORY
 
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