Nearly all cows sort their feed to some degree. That is why the leftover feed is the larger and unpalatable portions of the feed. Depending on conditions, the amount of sorting varies widely.
After a good killing frost is the best time to break the bot fly cycle. The bot fly are honeybee sized flies that lay their tiny eggs on the body hairs of the horse. You will see these tiny yellow dots mostly on the horse’s chest and legs
Fall is upon us, and it is a good time to attack next year’s thistle crop. The three primary thistles that grow in MFA’s trade territory are the Bull Thistle, Musk Thistle and Canada Thistle
After hearing how “SHIELD Technology” could help with foal heat diarrhea, I decided to find out myself.
This summer when the International Plant Nutrition Institute released its latest soil sample survey, there was a new twist. For the first time, the organization did statistical analysis on long-term soil fertility trends. Looking at data from four million soil samples collected since 2001, IPNI was able to show that crop fields in parts of the Midwest are trending down in phosphorus. Missouri and Kansas were among the states leading in soil test phosphorus decline.
Is creep feeding truly worth your time and energy? Outside of the obvious fact that creep feeding adds weight to your cattle, there are a whole host of benefits to creep feeding calves.
Congratulations! It’s your birthday. Or it’s your wife’s birthday. Or you won the auction bidding. And now you own a new horse. Everyone is excited. But the question comes up: “What is the best way to get the new horse on the farm with minimum upsets—hopefully, no upsets at all?”
Atrazine has been in the news lately. Given that the chemistry, approved long ago, is under regulatory review yet again, I think it’s worth going over just how it works and why it is important.
We have seen good results on beef and dairy operations in my area, but a success story I ran across near Seymour, Mo., is worth a note.
MFA’s Crop-Trak consultants have been finding an alarming number of northern corn rootworm (NCR) beetles in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa.
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