Growing Agriculture Together

Southern Spotlight: Facts, Not Flash

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Anyone else getting tired of political ads? The politician funding the ad is always the best candidate, and their opponent the worst—the one a clear and obvious winner, the other a total loser. No ad ever offers that, “Yeah this guy is good, but that guy isn’t too shabby either”, or that “This dude actually isn’t so hot, but we’re going to distract you by picking on that other dude.”

Our industry, sometimes, isn’t so different.

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ReachOut: Trust and Tenacity

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My daughters have taught me two very simple facts in life. One, when times are tough you have to surround and listen to people you trust with the most important things in your life. This week I am going to lay down some of the attributes that person should possess to help you get out of our survival scenario.

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Early Weaning Beef Calves


Calves are ideally weaned when they are 7 to 8 months old. The right time to wean a calf depends on the amount of forage to eat, and the condition of the cow, not entirely on the age of the calf. Calves should be weaned before the body condition score of the cow falls below 3.5. It is important that the cow recovers and that the secretory tissue be restored before the next calf is born.

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