Sunday, May 14, 2017/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Grains
When commodity prices are low, it is a good time to take a close look at fertilizing practices. Steps for small grain producers to optimize their fertilizer dollars include determining correct rates and selecting the appropriate fertilizer source, time of application, and placement to optimize fertilizer use.
Clain Jones is a Soil Fertility Specialist at Montana State University and talked with the Northern Ag Network's Russell Nemetz about why producers should invest in nitrogen when grain prices are low.
Clain also explained how growers should determine their nitrogen fertilizer rate.
To check out the MSU Economic Nitrogen Calculator click here.
For more information about MSU's Soil Fertility Program click here.
Source: MSU & Northern Ag Network
The USDA May 1 on-feed report looks like this: on feed up 2%; placed in April up 11%; and marketed in April up 3%.
This year the Texas Cattle Feeders Association is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. Last week in Amarillo, 25 of the past TCFA presidents gathered to recount where the association has been, where its at and where its headed in the future. And one of those in attendance was the legendary founder of Cactus Feeders Paul Engler.
Memorial Day falls on May 29th this year!