STAFF BLOG AGWEEK Agriculture remains key industry for Minnesota
Anyone who lives in rural Minnesota knows that agriculture is central to our way of life. We’re surrounded by fields and livestock, passing a tractor on the way into town is a regular experience... Posted on 12/3/09 at 3:21 AM
Although recorded beginning in the 1800s, animal brands still serve the same purpose today they did back then: To prove ownership of an animal. Today there are more than 22,000 brands registered in the state.
By mixing an all-natural product made in Minnesota with heavy clay, Richardton farmer Cal Hoff thinks he might have an alternative to concrete feedlots that’s cheaper, easier to fix and as hardy as concrete.
Four things beef producers might want to think about are food safety, seamless regionalized calf-to-feedlot health connectivity, implementation of improved radio frequency identification technology and value capture for the producer.
Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension
, August 08, 2009
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