Author Archives: Allan Nation

Warm Winter Worsens Drought

Spring is at least a month ahead of itself where I live due to an exceptionally warm January. The Huckleberries are in bloom and the ryegrass is really growing fast. Luckily, we have also had enough rain to knock us … Continue reading

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Cull Cows Predicted To Soar In Price

CattleFax is predicting that spring cull cow prices could hit $90 cwt thanks to limited imports and an improving rain picture in the South. Cull cow prices are predicted to surpass 2011′s record level as consumers trade down to ground … Continue reading

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Heritage Grass Discovered

Wisconsin dairy grazier, Charles Optiz, has discovered a remnant stand of Meadow fescue that was the predominant grass in the upper Midwest 50 to 60 years ago. Opitz reports that his cows love it and produce more milk when they … Continue reading

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Chilly Start To New Year

Tonight will be our first killing frost of the winter here in South Mississippi.  Normally, this happens around the first week in December.  So far, our fears of a winter drought have not come true. In fact, thanks to heavy … Continue reading

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