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2016 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference Slated for March 2

Posted by Travis Meteer - Grazing

2016 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference Slated for March 2 Join the University of Illinois Extension for the 2016 Northwest Illinois Grazing Conference on Wednesday, March 2 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 223 E Front Ave, Stockton. The Conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m. This year the theme is "Jump Start to a Good Year" providing timely topics to help you s...

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Bull Buyers Guide

Are you sifting through stacks of bull sale catalogs looking for your next bull? While bull selection can be a daunting task, your choice will impact your herd for years to come. Thus, taking some time to think about what you need from your next herd sire is important. Here are some points to emphasize when it comes to bull selection. Know your market. Understand what tr...

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Tips for Calving Season

Calving season is either here or fast approaching for many Illinois cattlemen. I would just like to share a few tips that I have gathered through some of our winter meetings. Perhaps the most important tip is to have a good relationship with your local veterinarian. Sometimes the difficult decisions during calving season are best made by your veterinarian. Just a few of the basic things...

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