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Controlling burrowing rodents

Rodents like prairie dogs, ground squirrels and pocket gophers can damage fields, pastures and crops. When these critters move into your barnyards or pastures they may need to be controlled. Robert M. Timm, PhD, Extension...


Some rodeos still on, despite cancellations

Rodeo contestants and fans will still find places to get their rodeo on this summer, although a number of big-name events have been sidelined due to COVID-19. For example, despite an initial announcement otherwise, the...


James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII

Four months shy of his 21st birthday, James King Aurness of Minneapolis, Minn., was waiting anxiously with fellow soldiers, standing on one of the U.S. Army’s WWII landing barges of the U.S. 3rd Army Infantry...



Fencing considerations for goats

Goats with horns and wire hog panels don’t mix. Inevitably, the goat sticks its head through the panel to reach a tasty morsel on the other side, and when it pulls back, its horns prevent...




Septicemia can kill calves quickly

Calves sometimes develop systemic infection in which bacteria or their toxins get into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, creating life-threatening illness. Bacteria or viruses in the blood can cause septicemia. Bacterial toxins in...


Dusty Road Solutions

Dust is a price many of us pay to live in the country. Some 70% of U.S. roads are unpaved, and the EPA says about 40% of dust particles come from these unpaved roads right...


How to raise an orphan calf

Many ranchers have raised calves on bottles (a twin, or a heifer’s calf that isn’t accepted by its mother) and it’s easy with a newborn or young calf. More challenging is the 2-month-old calf that’s...


Pinkeye in cattle: A challenging disease

Pinkeye causes millions of dollars in loss each year for producers, due to poor weight gains, prices docked because of eye damage or blindness, calves cut back at sale time, etc. Stockmen generally try to...


Cooperative creativity in the COVID-19 era

When Gregory and Rosemary Graff bought their little farm in 2008, they noticed an interesting skull mounted on the tack room wall. Not an unusual Colorado wall bauble except for the fact that the bony...


Peterson praises USMCA, but emphasizes problems with Canada

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade Wednesday is “a positive” at a time when the country needs positives, but he then noted there are already...



Catahoula Leopard Dog: Not your average stock dog

“A Catta whatta?” That’s the most common response that owners of Catahoula Leopards get after answering the question, “What kind of dog is that?” The largest breed of stock dog, a Catahoula, typically weighs between...