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Ag News and Views: August 1998

Doe Harvest Effort

Management plans to improve deer herd health or increase the average white-tail buck body size and antler dimensions on a tract of land generally include reducing doe numbers as an objective....

Drought-Induced Poisonings are Dangerous to Livestock

Cattle producers should be on the watch for nitrate and prussic acid poisoning during drought conditions.

Guidelines for Stocking Decisions During a Drought

Mistakes are commonly made when producers face a drought, we've outlined some helpful hints.

Is it Really a Good Deal???

During the past few weeks we have received calls from many of you about herbicides being offered for sale by persons who called you on the phone. In one instance the product name used was not listed...

Native Grass - Use (some of) It, Or Lose It

This article will focus on increasing harvest efficiency on rangelands or native grass communities. Harvest efficiency is the percentage of forage grown in a year or growing season that is actually consumed by livestock.

Stocker Cattle: A Rapid Receiving and Controlled Stress Program

I have been of the opinion for a long time that "usual" stocker cattle purchasing, receiving, medicating, etc., has contributed to increased stocker cattle and people stress and thus more stocker cattle sickness, death loss and poor performance during early pasturing.

The Business Side of Agriculture

What is the single most important factor influencing the profitability of your farming or ranching operation? If several people were asked this question there would probably be several different answers given.

You Say Tomato

I was recently asked the question "What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?" It is a common question, usually pertaining to tomato classification, so I thought I would answer it here to satisfy everyone's burning need to know.