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“Sound Ag Advice” presented by NDSU Extension, features NDSU Extension specialists and staff talking about current crop and livestock issues. “Sound Ag Advice” is free and can be used in any way you see fit.

 

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01/14/21 Sound Ag Advice 402

Controlling lice populations in the late winter months is a concern of North Dakota beef producers, says Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss lice treatment options and guidelines for this itchy issue.

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01/07/21 Sound Ag Advice 401

When should I feed my cows? What should I have in a proper calving tool kit? How do I keep newborn calves healthy? Carl Dahlen, NDSU Animal Sciences Associate Professor, answers these calving-season questions and more in this edition of Sound Ag Advice.

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12/31/20 Sound Ag Advice 400

Even though most trees go dormant in winter time, environmental injury from cold weather and animals can occur. Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension forester, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to keep your trees healthy in winter time.

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12/23/20 Sound Ag Advice 399

The Winter Survival Kit smartphone app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions. Bob Bertsch, NDSU Extension web technology specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the features of the app.

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12/17/20 Sound Ag Advice 398

Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what topics producers should think about prior to lambing and how to ensure new lambs get off to a healthy start.

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12/10/20 Sound Ag Advice 397

The December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was recently released. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what the estimates mean for North Dakota farmers making end of year marketing plans.

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12/03/20 Sound Ag Advice 396

Sending a high-quality product through the food chain to consumers should be the top priority of beef producers says Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist. In this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Pederson discusses the NDSU Extension program, Stop The Truck, aimed at helping beef producers make decisions about the livestock they are sending to harvest.

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11/26/20 Sound Ag Advice 395

Though feed prices can change significantly, rations don’t always change when it come to backgrounding calves, says Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock specialist. Hoppe joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how producers can target gain using some North Dakota specialty crops as alternative feed sources.

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11/19/20 Sound Ag Advice 394

The end of the year is a great time to do tax planning in order to limit tax liability, says Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm economist. Haugen joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the tax items ag producers should be aware of in 2020.

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11/12/20 Sound Ag Advice 393

An emergency source of power, like a stand-by generator, is important during winter storms for farms with critical equipment or for heating homes. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to talk about how to pick out the right generator for your needs and how to stay safe when using one.

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11/05/20 Sound Ag Advice 392

Winter is a time when many beef producers are thinking about the condition of their bred cows, but Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist, encourages producers to not forget their bulls. Pederson joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to ensure the health of bulls during cold weather.

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10/29/20 Sound Ag Advice 391

Farming and ranching is a high-stress occupation that can sometimes feel overwhelming. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss some of the healthy habits farmers can add to their wellness toolbox to help them cope during stressful times.

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10/22/20 Sound Ag Advice 390

Farmers and ranchers learn early on how to troubleshoot almost any problem, but when feelings of stress or sadness become overwhelming, sometimes they cannot troubleshoot that problem. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ad Advice to discuss the stress resources available to farmers.

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10/15/20 Sound Ag Advice 389

This is the time of year when many North Dakota beef producers are marketing both weaned calves and aged cows. Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the differences in marketing these two products.

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10/08/20 Sound Ag Advice 388

In 2018 and 2019, large amounts of fall precipitation created delayed harvest conditions for North Dakota farmers. What type of weather is predicted for the next few weeks? Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to offer his forecast for the rest of harvest season.

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10/01/20 Sound Ag Advice 387

Fall is when many beef producers repair facilities, wean calves, vaccinate and move cattle to fall grazing. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the many management and labor decisions that producers need to make going into winter.

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09/24/20 Sound Ag Advice 386

As sheep producers move into fall and winter, they should be thinking about how their facilities and feed purchases will affect their flock. Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist discusses these topics and more in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

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09/17/20 Sound Ag Advice 385

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how farmers and ranchers can manage their stress in healthy ways.

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09/10/20 Sound Ag Advice 384

As we begin harvesting, now is a good time to keep general farm safety in mind. Angie Johnson, NDSU Extension agent in Steele County, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss ways farmers can keep themselves, their employees and their families safe on the farm.

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09/03/20 Sound Ag Advice 383

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses and storability says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer. He joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how harvest timing and temperature can be critical to soybean storage.

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