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Avian Influenza H5N2 Confirmed in Iowa By: 04/14/2015 @ 2:07pm

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Healthy Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the first case of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian…

Time For Hog Expansion to Stop -- Economist By: 04/09/2015 @ 10:01am

It's no surprise that hog profits are off from where they were last year, when the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus…

Ensure Sufficient Cow/Calf Nutrition While Grass is Dormant By: 04/07/2015 @ 2:34pm

There hasn’t been a whole lot of moisture in any form this winter, but a few rains this week may help grasses start…

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Advice for Expansion-Minded Cattle Producers By: 03/11/2015 @ 12:20pm

Finally, last month it happened: The beef cow herd expanded. The January 1 USDA cattle inventory report says cow numbers were up by 2% from the year before, to 29.7 million head. It breaks a streak that saw…

“Bird Flu” Confirmed in MN Commercial Turkey Flock By: 03/06/2015 @ 12:35pm

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a serious strain of avian influenza, more commonly known as “bird flu,” has been…

Are We Seeing the "Greatest Collapse of Hog Prices Ever"? By: 03/03/2015 @ 3:52pm

Prices are rapidly rolling from record-high prices in 2014 –- driven by massive PEDv death rumors-turned-reality –- down to five-year lows near $45 per hundredweight, landing the hog markets in what may be…

Replace Toxic Fescue While Beef Prices Are Up -- MU Extension By: 02/24/2015 @ 10:58am

Seed costs of nontoxic fescue may seem daunting in troubling times, but good cattle prices now may make it the perfect time to replace that cheaper, toxic fescue.“Replant pastures when prices rise, or you…

Mad Cow Strikes Again in Canada By: 02/16/2015 @ 12:10pm

On February 11, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in one beef cow in Alberta, Canada. BSE – more commonly known as mad cow disease – is a…

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