Veterinarians and producers can benefit from developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the farm or ranch team. However, the SOPs should be worded and implemented with the right goals in mind and should allow appropriate flexibility, says Kansas Veterinarian Nels Lindberg.
When beef prices are high, one of the temptations is to sell animals that should not be marketed for beef. The two most common issues are selling unhealthy or lame animals, and those that may have drug residues.
Tune in Tuesday, April 14 for a one-hour webinar with Dr. Gordie Jones and Lindsey Collings and at 2 Eastern (1 Central, Noon Mountain, and 11 Pacific), and moderated by Dairy Herd Management assistant editor Lucas Sjostrom. Novus is sponsoring the program, and through the websinar you can learn more about their C.O.W.S. ® program.
By Daniel Kaiser, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Minnesota
The use of starter fertilizer placement on the seed (known as in-furrow placement) is commonplace in many areas of Minnesota. I commonly receive questions on the value of in-furrow starter fertilizer when corn prices are low. The application of liquid fertilizer with the planter presents additional costs which may or may not be warranted depending on the year and where a field is located within Minnesota.