Changing the Question

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Changing the Question from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As most of you know, December and January is Farm show season. My team of ACS Equipment Professionals and ACS Regional Specialists will spend over 15 days this winter meeting with all of you at your “local” Farm Show. Talking with you about whats new, what […]

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Vitamin Prices Soaring

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Vitamin A has many vital functions concerning health, reproduction, and growth. It plays a role in vision (low light), kidney function, development of bones and nervous tissue. Vitamin A maintains the tissues lining the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive tract.  If a bull doesn’t get enough vitamin A spermatogenesis is reduced, a cow can abort her […]

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Winter Conference – A Learning Opportunity

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January 11, 2018 Winter Conference – A Learning Opportunity from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As many of you know by now, I am a big proponent of growing knowledge by interacting with your peers in opportunities of learning. I firmly believe in the importance of cutting a diverse swath when it comes to those […]

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Why Build a Hog Barn?

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Over the past few years, many communities have seen large swine finishing barns constructed by their neighbors.  Some of these barns were for the neighbor to raise their own pigs in, and some for growing the pigs for another swine producer on a contract basis.  The reasons that farmers build a barn vary by individual, […]

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The 3 “A’s” of Modern Agriculture – Agvocacy

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The 3 A’s of Agriculture – Agvocacy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For the last two weeks, I have been talking about the modern age of Agriculture, and how the internet affects us more today than possibly any source has in the past. The last two weeks I have highlighted how Agronomy needs to […]

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Protein tubs to Consider

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It’s getting to that time of year when cattlemen need to body condition score their cows and decide if they are in the condition they want, or if their cows need a little more condition. We are about 60 to 90 days from calving and there is time still to get cows in shape and […]

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The 3 “A’s” of Modern Agriculture – Acceptance

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The 3 A’s of Agriculture – Acceptance from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I began a conversation about the modern age of Agriculture, and how the internet affects us more today than possibly any source has in the past. I prefaced this conversation by saying that there are some things happening online that […]

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The 3 “A’s” of Modern Agriculture: Agronomy

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12-21-17 The 3 A’s of Agriculture – Agronomy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The other day, I was riding in the pickup on the way to a farm show with Chris, and I was trolling around online. While I was going through my twitter feed, it hit me that something is going on in […]

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The Electric Drive Question

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The Electric Drive Question from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For a few years now, electric planter drives have been on the market. Not only have they been on the market, but they have been steadily growing market share. However, for those of us west of the Missouri River, it has been a bit harder […]

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Caring for Horses during Winter Months

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With the winter months quickly approaching how should owners prepare their horses to handle the cold and meet their nutritional requirements? A good place to start is doing a body condition score. Horses at a 5 or 6 BCS have the extra cover over their ribs and are in ideal condition going into winter. If […]

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