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Manage employees, analyze yield drivers, explore forage markets, become more confident in preparing farm financial statements, and untangle farm succession issues.

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Preconditioning can increase the value of weaned calves as a result of improved growth and overall health. During the preconditioning phase, forages are typically used as part of the base diet and development program for growing calves during a 45- to 60-day period.

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Mob grazing is the rage, but what does that even mean? Well, it depends on who you ask. There is a lot of confusion over the term “mob grazing.” Most often, producers who use the term are really talking about management-intensive grazing.

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Soil sulfur is something we never used to pay much attention to. It was generally available in adequate supply and was seldom a limiting factor in yields or forage quality. That has changed over the past several years. Soil sulfur is decreasing and can become limiting.

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When it comes to selecting accounting software, think about where you are now and where you eventually want to end up. If you are just new to the computer, buying a comprehensive and complicated financial package will probably leave you frustrated and without any useful records.

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Recently, reduced-lignin alfalfa has been a hot topic in forage discussions. Producers want to know the benefits, the different management considerations and how this new forage fits into the overall ration.

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Let’s say I’m interested in renovating some pastures in western Oregon for intensive grazing. I want to plant appropriate forage varieties, so I need good information about their characteristics and yields. Where can I go?

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