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The Easiest Way to Treat Pink Eye

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Livestock  /  26 Comments

When visiting Greg and Jan Judy a few weeks ago, I asked Greg “What do you do about pinkeye?” “We don’t treat it,” he said. “We found that if we treated it the cow got better in 2 or 3 weeks. If we didn’t treat it, the cow got better in 2 or 3 weeks.” […]

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Everything You Need to Include in a Farm/Ranch Lease Contract – Part 1

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Over the last few months, my Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders articles have related how I’ve been burned by ineffective land lease and custom grazing contracts. As a result, I’ve changed what I include in contracts. Below is a complete rundown of all the topics I am now including in my lease contracts. I will do […]

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Ag Policy is Being Written. Does It Reflect What’s Important to You?

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Ag Policy is Being Written. Does It Reflect What’s Important to You?

According to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), “The farm bill connects the food on our plates, the farmers and ranchers who produce that food, and the natural resources – our soil, air and water – that make growing food possible. [It can have a] tremendous impact on farming livelihoods, how food is grown, and […]

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Diversity in Pasture Plants Has Big Effects on Herd and Flock Health

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  11 Comments

Before I began farming, I was an oceanographer. I used to study tiny, planktonic crustaceans called copepods that feed on microscopic algae, at the base of the food chain, and are themselves consumed by fishes. Some 70 percent of all fishes in the ocean eat copepods at some time in their lives. So naturally, oceanographers […]

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Creating Resilient Soil With Cover Crops and Integrated Livestock

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Grazing Management, NRCS  /  Comments Off on Creating Resilient Soil With Cover Crops and Integrated Livestock

Thanks to Kara Pugsley, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for this profile in soil health. If you’d like to virtually visit the Reimnitz farm, check out the 4:46 video at the end of this article where Jordan describes his farm and work. Farmer and livestock producer Jordan Reimnitz has […]

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