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The Cattle Connection

The cattlemen's connection to timely topics, current research, and profitable management strategies

Avoiding Generalized Genetic Mishap

Posted by Travis Meteer - Genetics

"One of the greatest gifts to agriculture was the plow. Perfected by many, the plow turned the earth and gave way to farming as we know it. However, the plow also contributed to the great Dust Bowl of the 1930's. This illustrates that technology is only as good as those that implement it. One of the most exciting technologies in the cattle industry today is the expanded us...

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Wet spring and cereal rye cover crop... now what?

I have fielded several calls this week pertaining to best harvest methods and potential feed value of quickly maturing cereal rye. Here are a few questions and answers. When is the ideal time to harvest cereal rye? Late boot stage. Cereal rye matures quickly, thus the ideal time to harvest may be only a 1 week window. Many producers have started using tritic...

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