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

Looking for Added Revenue Streams?

Consider Hosting Hunters on Your Property Finding ways to augment revenue streams by your agricultural operations can provide financial resources to manage your expenses. Alternative uses of your farmland can bring in additional revenues. It can also increase the value of your land as you expand its utility. Americans spend roughly $90 billion each year on hunting-related expenses. Opening up your property to groups of … Continue reading Looking for Added Revenue Streams?

Almond Harvest

Across The Region As of July 6, 2018 the global almond market is expected to reach 11,800 million U.S. dollars by he end of 2025 according to a press release distributed by SBWire. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), they have predicted a record crop of almonds in 2018. California almond orchards are expected to produce 2.30 billion pounds of nuts … Continue reading Almond Harvest

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New vs. Used Tractors

Which is Best for Your Farm? Buying new equipment can be quite different from purchasing used equipment; however, there are many similarities as well. We discuss them both below. Why buy New Equipment? There are many reasons that when you are in the market for equipment, you should look to buying newer. Some of the reasons include: If you plan to keep the equipment for … Continue reading New vs. Used Tractors

Agricultural Education on Land

Ag Industry Adjusting Land Values Buyers¬† are wondering if now is a good time to make a purchase. At the same point in the market, sellers are asking if they should sell. Individual landowners and investors are scratching their heads to the land market and where it might go, so we outline a few regional areas and their value reports: Iowa Iowa saw less land … Continue reading Agricultural Education on Land