Meet Cargill’s Cowboy Robot

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Animal Agriculture, livestock, Video

Cargill has developed the first ever robotic cattle driver to improve both animal welfare and employee safety. The robots are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, reducing stress to the animals by minimizing their proximity to human activity. Employees operate the robots from a catwalk located above the pens, reducing safety risks by keeping those who … Read More

New Deere Forage Harvesters Help Maintain Quality

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dairy, Feed, Forage, John Deere, livestock

The all-new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters can provide producers with both high-capacity harvesting and high quality forage, according to Tim Meister, division manager for marketing at John Deere, who spoke to producers at World Dairy Expo last week. “Ultimately, high-quality feed helps livestock producers improve their feeding efficiency, animal health and productivity, while reducing their feeding costs,” said Meister. … Read More

John Deere 5R Series Utility Tractor – Power & Versatility

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere, livestock

Offering tractors from 90 to 125 engine hp, the John Deere 5R series tractors were on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Attendees saw first-hand the advanced technology to the utility tractor provides, meeting many farming demands. John Doyle, product marketing manager, took us through key product specs and the ideal customer of this new product offering. “The 5R … Read More

John Deere 2025R Compact Tractor Gets Complete Overhaul

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, livestock

The completely redesigned John Deere 2025R Compact Utility Tractor has a Final Tier 4-compliant diesel engine providing customers with an easy-to-use, versatile machine designed to tackle a variety of jobs. Jon Schebler, product manager for the 2025R series, took us through the specs of the redesigned tractor at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. “When we think of this kind of … Read More

TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities Invest in Agrivida

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Feed, Grain, livestock

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology that uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme. “We see Agrivida and its technology as a great new platform … Read More

Maryland Cattle Operation Shows Conservation Success

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Conservation, livestock, Soil, USDA, Water Quality

Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has been on the national radar for years. Now the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts are showing off successful conservation efforts by local farmers and ranchers. A recent event at Hedgeapple Farm, a Maryland Angus operation, highlighted the volunteer efforts that have lead to improvement of the Bay’s … Read More

Corn Production and Demand Expected to Set Records

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, livestock

The latest USDA report says the nation may see an all time high in production of corn in 2016, possibly reaching 14.1 billion bushels.  Production is following demand, which is being driven by feed, ethanol and exports. “NCGA is pleased to see continuing demand increases in the ethanol, feed and export sectors in the report, but this report shows us … Read More

Legume Trees Found to be Sustainable Source of Nitrogen

Kelly MarshallEducation, Fertilizer, livestock, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Silvopastoral systems refer to the combination of putting crops and livestock in the same location for the benefit of both, and that is just what Jose Dubeux Jr. hopes to accomplish.  Dubeux, an assistant professor of Agronomy at North Florida Research & Education Center, spent a lot of time on his grandparents’ farm in Brazil as a child.  Now he’s … Read More

New Holland’s Forage Cruiser at #WDE15

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Forage, Harvesting, Hay, livestock, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

Producing the best quality feed possible is the end goal for New Holland’s FR Forage Cruiser SP Forage Harvesters. Naturally, one of the best places to display this monster of a machine is during the 2015 World Dairy Expo. The New Holland team has been out in full-force to talk to producers from around the globe about their line up … Read More

USDA Announces Grasslands Carbon Credits Sale

John DavisGovernment, Hay, livestock, USDA

In a first, Chevrolet has bought carbon credits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This USDA news release says the sale of nearly 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons are from working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota. “This announcement is the first-of-its-kind. The amount of carbon dioxide removed from our atmosphere by Chevrolet’s purchase of … Read More