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  • HPAI - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Information

    There have been several introductions of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry in Minnesota and other Midwestern states. A hotline number (888-702-9963) is now available for poultry producers and members of the public who have general questions about avian influenza and biosecurity measures they can take to protect their birds. If you become aware of a sudden onset of sickness or high mortality in any kind or type of poultry flock (commercial or backyard) please call the Minnesota Board of Animal Health at 320 214 6700 (Ext 3804) or toll-free at 866-536-7593. Many resources are available - click on this article for additional informational links.
  • 2014 corn and soybean plot results now available

    See results from the test plots of corn hybrids and soybean varieties grown in the Pipestone County.
  • Meet your local educator

    Mike Boersma is the agriculture production systems Extension educator.
  • Benchmarking your farm business

    The Center for Farm Financial Management has a very valuable tool available to assist producers in comparing their operation against those of their peers.
  • Feedlot ration balancer: A useful tool for cattle feeders

    The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team developed the U of M Feedlot Ration Balancer to help beef producers and feedlot managers more closely examine the nutrient requirements of their growing cattle.
  • Mulching perennials

    One of the final tasks of the gardening season involves mulching perennial plants.
  • Utilizing light test weight corn

    According to the November 4th USDA Crop and Weather Report, 73% of Minnesota’s corn had been harvested by November 3rd.
  • Bale grazing reduces inputs

    For beef cow/calf producers, minimizing the use of harvested feeds is a great way to reduce input costs.
  • Manure and its value

    Livestock manure is a great source of plant nutrients and definitely has value as a fertilizer.
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