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Working Dogs Need Proper Nutrition for Optimal Performance

Nov 18, 2019

Training, exercise and correct nutrition are essential to ensure your working dog’s optimal performance. Food is fuel, and working dogs will run far better and avoid fatigue on a premium, highly digestible diet designed to keep the muscles working and the blood flowing.  

Control Rodents in Your Home

Nov 18, 2019

Rats and mice can be a problem just about anywhere you live. They infest old buildings and crowded, unsanitary areas, but they can also be a problem even in newer homes and clean conditions. And, of course, rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food is plentiful and convenient and nesting sites are both numerous and hard to eliminate.  

Corn 2019 Performance Review

Nov 18, 2019

With the numbers for this year’s corn harvest in the books, WinField United’s Robert Cossar shares his review of this year’s crop and highlights three Croplan hybrids.  

USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

Nov 18, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Nov. 15 the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

Using Ag Technology to Make Precise Seed Decisions

Nov 11, 2019

As this year’s harvest season comes to a close, we’re getting our first glimpses of product performance. Every year, WinField® United’s Answer Plot® program generates thousands of data points across a wide spectrum of geographies and environments.  

Farmco Eases Cattle Feeding

Nov 11, 2019

Farmco feeder wagons are proudly made in Ronks, Pa., and sold through your local Co-op.  Farmco feeders efficiently feed your cows, saving you time and money.  Here are two popular models:  

Washington Cattlemen’s Fall Heifer Sale

Nov 11, 2019

The Washington County Cattlemen’s Association (WCCA) will host its 8th Annual Fall Heifer Sale on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn. The sale will begin at 4 p.m. Producers are encouraged to come early to view the cattle and register for a buyer number.  

Mineral Supplements Designed for Local Forages

Nov 11, 2019

In a perfect world, the forages grown on our farms would provide all the protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals our cattle need to grow, reproduce, and give milk at a desirable rate.  Since that’s rarely the case, nutritional supplementation has become common practice for beef producers looking to improve the profitability of their operations.  Minerals in particular play a vital role in beef cattle performance and the mineral levels present in our forages seldom meet the requirements of cattle.  Though forages are not completely devoid of minerals, key elements such as phosphorus, copper, zinc, and selenium are often present in low amounts and their content in forages can vary with season and geography.   

Take the Fight to Weeds This Fall

Nov 04, 2019

Did you know fall is an excellent time for weed control? Weeds like buttercup, chickweed, henbit, deadnettle, and musk thistle germinate in the fall and remain dormant in a rosette stage until temperatures start to warm up in the spring. Applying herbicide now is ideal since the seeds are not well established. Once the weeds reach their flowering stage, control is much more difficult.  

Winter Supplements for Beef Cattle

Nov 04, 2019

Winter is in full swing and now is the time to make sure your feeding program has your herd prepared for the upcoming calving season.  Intelligent decisions now can have a significant impact on the health of newborn calves, the amount of milk produced by their mother, and how soon the cow breeds back after calving.     

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