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Dead Sheep

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 17th, 2015
There's been a dead sheep out in Brent's wheat field for a month. Emilio had a band of ewes on the corn stalks across the road. I reckon that one got hit by a car.
The sheep have moved on. Brent plowed his field. Plowed around the carcass. Now it is sort of moldering into the earth. I see it

Cow-calf commentary: Teachable moments

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 17th, 2015
Teachable moments require teachable students
Not many days go by when friends, neighbors, ranch visitors or strangers ask me questions about the ranch. Many of these questions regard moderately advanced topics. That's fine, however, many (if not most) questioners lack a basic understanding of agriculture, and indeed, lack a basic understanding of nature. Like it or not, if the questioner

Workshop set for June 30 at Scottsbluff * Managing Market Risk: Protecting Profits in a Volatile Cattle Market Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 17th, 2015
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska Extension will be hosting a beef-marketing workshop on June 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.
Join Dr. Jay Parsons, Dr. Kate Brooks, and Jessica Groskopf with Nebraska Extension, along with Dean Kamerzel with J.G. Elliot Insurance, as they present a beef-marketing workshop on information and tools designed to help

Summer begins on Sunday, June 21

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 17th, 2015
KIMBALL, The summer solstice will arrive locally on Sunday morning, and with it, the first day of summer.
The quantity of precipitation fell across the region last week, while the frequency of rain events remained little changed.
Many producers were able to get into the field early last week but, by mid-week, had been rained out once again.
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