What does ag industry future hold for 2019 and beyond?

By Brent Adams Commodity prices, ongoing trade talks with China and weather conditions all loom large as concerns for producers in 2019, but American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says that American farmers and ranchers should focus on the many positives in the agriculture industry. The American Farm Bureau Federation held its annual convention and 100th anniversary celebration Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans. There, … Continue reading What does ag industry future hold for 2019 and beyond?

Copperhead Agricultural Products Acquires RK Products

Two great agricultural companies are coming together to provide enhanced products for farmers. Copperhead Agricultural Products, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., will acquire RK Products, based in Moline, Ill., and founded by Phil Kester. “Copperhead Agricultural Products first took notice of RK Products in 2015, since they adhere to the same high-quality standards,” says Jake Jass, Copperhead Agricultural Products sales & marketing manager. “Phil is … Continue reading Copperhead Agricultural Products Acquires RK Products

Top Equipment Searches

For Cattle and Livestock We understand that raising and tending to your cattle is not seasonal. Tending to cattle is a year-round, around-the-clock, full time job. Next to your actual livestock, the most important thing for your cattle is the equipment. We have mapped out a few facts & equipment search trends throughout the United States. Top Searches for Cattle and Livestock Equipment Trailers: 45% … Continue reading Top Equipment Searches

The All NEW Fastline

Something New is Here! Over the last couple months, we have been making a lot of noise. We’ve kept secrets from you, we’ve made very bold and bright ads in our catalogs and probably drove you a little insane with the number of times we rubbed it in your face. Well, good news, our secret is out! Fastline’s new website is here and for your … Continue reading The All NEW Fastline

Easy Does It…Low-Stress for Dairy Cows

Methods for Dairy Cow Safety The key word is patience. A good stockman will tell you that if you practice low-stress cattle handling on your operation you should expect to see positive production and lower rates of illness and mortality. Low-stress cattle handling uses the natural adaptive characteristics of the cow to induce and direct movement. Moving cattle slowly is best. Every time you handle … Continue reading Easy Does It…Low-Stress for Dairy Cows