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9/23/2021 Sheep Management in the Fall #438

As sheep producers move into fall and winter, they should be thinking about how their facilities and feed purchases will affect their flock. Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist discusses these topics and more in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

9/16/2021 Cattle Management in the Fall #437

Fall is when many beef producers repair facilities, wean calves, vaccinate and move cattle to fall grazing. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the many management and labor decisions that producers need to make going into winter.

9/9/2021 Managing Farm Stress #436

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how farmers and ranchers can manage their stress in healthy ways.

9/2/2021 Farm Safety #435

As we begin harvesting, now is a good time to keep general farm safety in mind. Angie Johnson, NDSU Extension agent in Steele County, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss ways farmers can keep themselves, their employees and their families safe on the farm.

08/26/21 Sound Ag Advice 434

Producers are busy with haying and harvest this time of year, but they should not forget about the bulls out breeding cows, says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the things he looks for when checking bulls during breeding

08/19/21 Sound Ag Advice 433

Faced with poor corn yields due to drought, some producers have begun harvesting corn for cattle forage instead of grain. Zac Carlson, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the pros and cons of using drought-stressed corn as a forage source.

8/12/21 Sound Ag Advice 432

For farmers and ranchers in most parts of North Dakota, drought conditions continue to be top of mind. Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the current conditions and give his short- and long-term forecast.

08/05/21 Sound Ag Advice 431

The drought not only affects crops and plants. It also may be causing problems for your home and other buildings. NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, Ken Hellevang, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to minimize foundation issues caused by dry soil.

7/29/21 Sound Ag Advice 430

07/22/2021 Sound Ag Advice 429

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how farmers and ranchers can manage their stress in healthy ways.

07/15/2021 Sound Ag Advice 428

Fly problems have been a concern for some livestock producers this summer says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to control horn, face and stable flies that contribute to problems like pink eye and foot rot.

07/08/2021 Sound Ag Advice 427

As the summer winds downs, breeding season is on the minds of sheep producers says Travis Hoffman, the NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist. In this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice, Hoffman discusses proper management practices leading up to turning rams out with ewes.

07/01/2021 Sound Ag Advice 426

With prolonged drought conditions across all of North Dakota, the risk of equipment fires can increase, especially when it comes to baling forages for hay. On this week’s Sound Ag Advice, we welcome Kindred Fire and Rescue Chief, Rich Schock, and NDSU Extension Farm and Ranch Safety Coordinator, Angie Johnson, to talk about fire prevention when it comes to baling forages.

6/24/2021 Sound Ag Advice 425

Summer temperatures will warm stored grain, which could lead to insect infestations and mold growth quickly. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to offer ways to keep stored grain cool and at appropriate moisture levels.

6/17/2021 Sound Ag Advice 424

Sheep and goat producers have an opportunity to take advantage of strong lamb markets says NDSU Extension sheep specialist Travis Hoffman. In this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Hoffman discusses options for producers to consider when making marketing decisions.

06/10/21 Sound Ag Advice 423

Summers usually are mild in North Dakota but hot, humid days do occur and can be dangerous and even deadly for cattle. Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how producers can reduce heat stress in cattle.

06/03/21 Sound Ag Advice 422

What is the difference between composting and pushing manure into a pile? Mary Keena, NDSU Extension livestock environmental management specialist, answers this question and discusses the benefits of composting in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

05/27/21 Sound Ag Advice 421

Summer pneumonia is a respiratory disease/pneumonia that occurs in beef calves nursing their dams. On this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, discusses the conditions that contribute to summer pneumonia and how to prevent it.

05/20/21 Sound Ag Advice 420

As producers begin to turn out their livestock onto summer pastures, it can be tricky to know how much forage is actually available and how to monitor overgrazing. Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock stewardship specialist joins Sound Ag Advice to explain something called a Grazing Monitoring Stick that is used to help livestock producers properly manage their forage utilization.

05/13/21 Sound Ag Advice 419

When resources are scare, hard decisions have to be made on livestock operations. Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension livestock specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss some common sense strategies to keep in mind should you have to cull your herd due to drought conditions.

05/06/21 Sound Ag Advice 418

The continuing drought conditions across the state have some beef producers needing to make hard decisions about feed resources in the coming months. Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension livestock specialist at the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss some of the things producers should consider when making decisions about feed and water resources during drought.

04/29/21 Sound Ag Advice 417

As many farmers start to gear up for spring planting, they may have questions about fertilizer application, especially in drought conditions. In this episode of Sound Ag Advice, Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, addresses the most common questions he receives regarding fertilizing in drought conditions.

04/22/21 Sound Ag Advice 416

Dry conditions continue throughout most of North Dakota. Understanding how to take care your trees during a drought can make all the difference. Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension Forester has some sound tree advice.

04/15/21 Sound Ag Advice 415

This Spring, dry conditions continue to plague most of ND with 98 percent of the state in drought conditions. NDSU Extension has a disaster response team lead by Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock environmental specialist. This week’s Sound Ag Advice will explore options for livestock producers facing the drought.

04/08/21 Sound Ag Advice 414

Crabgrass is a warm-season annual that frustrates homeowners who want a healthy lawn. Esther McGinnis, NDSU Extension horticulture specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to prevent and control crabgrass.

04/01/21 Sound Ag Advice 413

North Dakota could set new records when it comes to drought severity. The national drought mitigation center has marked the whole state of North Dakota as “in a drought.” Adnan Akyuz, North Dakota’s State Climatologist joins Sound Ag Advice to fill in the details.

03/25/21 Sound Ag Advice 412

As many farmers start to gear up for spring planting, they may have questions about fertilizer application. In this episode of Sound Ag Advice, Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, addresses the most common questions he receives regarding Nitrogen stabilizers.

03/18/21 Sound Ag Advice 411

Calf diarrhea, often referred to as “scours”, is something ranchers battle this time of year with newborn calves. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the symptoms, prevention and treatment options.

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