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September 2010 Articles

Just Rambling
Safety Around Horses
clovers for Stocker Cattle Grazing Bermudagrass
Did you Know?
Springtime brings common problems in Louisiana fish ponds

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Just Rambling

The jousting has begun! In my last month’s “Just Rambling,” I discussed commodity being pitted against commodity (cattle producers, pork producers vs. poultry producers) concerning the new Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed rule changes. When I say the “jousting has begun” I mean it has begun within the poultry industry itself. As referred to in the article “Rules Would Level Playing Field For Contract... read more

Safety Around Horses

Safety Around Horses Mark Russell, Instructor - Equine, Source: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Whether working with a familiar gentle horse or an unfamiliar temperamental horse, safety is of the utmost importance. Horses are animals of prey, which explains many of the behaviors they demonstrate. For example, when afraid, their instincts tell them to either run or fight. Combined with a much different field of vision than humans, a hazardous situation can happen... read more

clovers for Stocker Cattle Grazing Bermudagrass

Clovers for Stocker Cattle Grazing Bermudagrass - Dr. Paul Beck, Associate Professor, Source: University of Arkansas Clovers provide many benefits to pastures for stocker producers. Most people consider the ability of clovers and other legumes to fixate nitrogen from the atmosphere the primary benefit they offer our pastures. Clovers provide additional benefits to grass pastures because they are higher in digestibility, they grow well as a companion crop to grasses and their mineral profiles... read more

Did you Know?

Through research and changes in production practices, today's food producers are providing Americans with the widest variety of foods ever.

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Springtime brings common problems in Louisiana fish ponds

Springtime brings common problems in Louisiana fish ponds By Greg Lutz, LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist

Springtime losses in fish ponds are common across the Southeast, and especially in Louisiana. These losses can be the result of oxygen problems, common diseases or a combination of causes. Many problems that become apparent in the spring actually begin in the fall, when hot weather can reduce oxygen levels in ponds and make fish susceptible to diseases. Overcrowding, over-feeding or... read more

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