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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Jul 30, 2023

It's hot out there! With heat indexes hitting 100 this summer, we are rerunning a show from 2019 on how to manage heat stress in livestock. You'll learn to identify the signs of heat stress and what you can do about it. When in doubt, call your vetrinarian! 

Livestock Heat Stress: Recognition Response and Prevention...

Jul 23, 2023

If you are raising livestock you have your hands full. Not only do you need to balance breeding and genetic stock, but you also need to balance minerals and medical. But, at the base of all good livestock production is grass and soil. If you neglect those, you can lose a lot of money.

Jul 16, 2023

While we're not technically making burgers out of soil, through a complex series of interactions good soil leads to lots of healthy grasses, which make healthy cows, which then make great burgers. But, if you want a good end product you can't scrimp at the beginning. Feed your soil the right foods, provide the...

Jul 9, 2023

The best way to manage fireblight is by taking preventive action. But many miss that window or don't know they should take action in February and March. Blackend shepherds crooks show up in June and July well after the prevention time period is over. Is all lost? Perhaps not, but you must be careful in the steps...