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Ag News and Views: May 2009

Give Your Pastures Some Rest

Precipitation drives pasture improvement, so if you improve the condition of your pastures and rangelands when it does rain, it will help you get through those times when it doesn't. One method of pasture improvement is to provide growing season rest.

Integrity Beef: More Than a "Value Added" Program

The IBeef program is a joint effort between the Noble Research Institute consultation program and participating cooperators. It endeavors to be a producer-led program with the Noble Research Institute serving as consultants to the program.

Let's Clear the Waters

When trying to manage an impoundment to be a productive sport fishery, water quality is one of the most important considerations.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

As Wadell Altom mentioned last month in his Ag News and Views article, his retirement as Agricultural Division Director was effective April 1, 2009. He is now spending time traveling and enjoying his...

Nitrogen Losses From Urea

There are many thoughts regarding how much nitrogen is lost from applying urea on pastures and hay fields. If applied incorrectly, up to 40 percent of the nitrogen applied as urea can be vaporized and lost as a gas.

Premiums Being Offered for Natural Beef Cattle

An increasing number of beef cattle producers have expressed an interest in understanding more about the emerging market surrounding naturally produced beef.

Trichomoniasis: A New Look at an Old Disease

One of the diseases you don't want your bull to get, let alone to bring home to your cows, is Trichomoniasis.