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The Cattle Connection

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Preconditioning calves pays

Fall is the season of harvest in any farming community. The same holds true for the cattle farmer, weaning time in its simplest description is a harvest of calves from the cowherd. Weaning brings about many discussion topics, but the topic of pre-conditioning is most popular. Preconditioning is the process of weaning and preparing calves for the next phase of production (stocker/backgro...

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Dudley Smith

Cover cropping options following a late crop

Posted by Travis Meteer - Grazing

A few farmers have taken end rows off in western IL, but no major rush to harvest as late planted corn is drying slowly in this cool, damp weather. Still, some corn silage has been chopped and a few fields harvested. For the diversified farmer who has cattle there may still be opportunity to seed a cover crop...

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