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Framemaker 14%
Framemaker 14% Creep Feed has some exciting changes for 2014. 

It is now offered with Diamond V Original XPC®.  Diamond V Original XPC is an all-natural fermentation-based feed additive proven effective in all classes of ruminant diets.   Original XPC supports strong digestive health by balancing and optimizing rumen performance.  As a result, digestibility is improved, which means greater average daily gain and improved feed efficiency.  These performance responses have even been reported by university nutritionists, such as Dr. John Wagner of Colorado State University, who recently observed significant improvements in both daily gain and feed efficiency when analyzing data across 28 trials and 7660 head of cattle.  In addition, field trials have also shown that calves fed creep feed containing Diamond V Original product weaned an average of 13.3 pounds heavier when compared to calves from the same producer with similar cows, pastures and creep feeding programs.  Given today's calf prices, how much is a 13 pound heavier calf worth to you?  Benefits of Diamond V Original XPC in creep fed calves include:
  • Heavier weaning weights
  • Greater digestibility of both creep feed and natural forage
  • Improved rumen development
  • Smoother, healthier weaning
With the utilization of Original XPC, we will no longer offer Bovatec® for improved feed efficiency and increased rate of weight gain.  We feel that Original XPC offers the same benefits, and allows us to more efficiently use our feed mills, by requiring less flushing and sequencing of products made in them.  
 

CFA

The Farmers Cooperative Company and The Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) are making available special financing programs available to you for the 2013 crop year.  These special rates are only available for products and services provided by Farmers Cooperative Company.  To learn more of the benefits CFA has to offer, click on the link, CFA Website, or click on CFA Flyer for more details on our agronomy program, and click on CFA Cattle Flyer for more details on our livestock program.


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Dec 14 347'4 350'4 347'0 347'6 -0'4 348'2 06:46A Chart for @C4Z
Mar 15 360'6 364'0 360'4 361'4 -0'2 361'6 06:46A Chart for @C5H
May 15 369'6 372'4 369'4 370'0 -0'4 370'4 06:46A Chart for @C5K
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Nov 14 944'0 953'4 942'6 948'0 3'6 944'2 06:46A Chart for @S4X
Jan 15 951'4 961'4 950'6 955'6 3'4 952'2 06:46A Chart for @S5F
Mar 15 960'0 969'2 958'4 964'2 4'0 960'2 06:46A Chart for @S5H
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Oct 14 165.200 167.900 165.100 167.900 2.850 167.900s 10/20 Chart for LC4V
Dec 14 166.300 168.050 166.000 168.050 2.975 168.025s 10/20 Chart for LC4Z
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Oct 14 237.950 241.000 237.950 237.950 2.300 240.750s 10/20 Chart for FC4V
Nov 14 236.625 237.150 236.600 236.825 2.675 236.825s 10/20 Chart for FC4X
Jan 15 231.125 231.125 231.075 231.075 2.950 231.075s 10/20 Chart for FC5F
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Dec 14 90.000 90.250 89.150 89.150 -1.425 89.150s 10/20 Chart for LH4Z
Feb 15 86.900 87.100 86.400 86.400 -1.150 86.400s 10/20 Chart for LH5G
Apr 15 87.350 87.350 86.900 86.975 -0.525 86.975s 10/20 Chart for LH5J
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The Great Plains News Feed
Aureomycin® Controls Anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease of cattle that causes destruction of red blood cells. It is transmitted by ticks, flies, mosquitoes, and animal processing equipment such as needles. The disease is caused by a minute parasite, Anaplasma marginale, found in the red blood cells of infected cattle.  Once the parasite infects the host animal, it invades the red blood cells, destroying them, and significantly reduces the amount of circulating red blood cells.   Symptoms are anemia (pale skin), a drop in milk production, extreme nervousness or aggressive behavior, rapid weight loss, fevers of 104° to 107° F, abortions, and death.

The Anaplasma marginale is susceptible to chlortetracycline.   Aureomycin® administered through feed, for a prolonged periods or until the infection is cleared, is a practical, convenient, effective, and an economical method for controlling Anaplasmosis in cattle. 

To control Anaplasmosis, a mineral which provides 0.5 mg/lb. of bodyweight/day is needed. To achieve this, a mineral fed at 4 oz. to a 1500 lb. cow needs to contain 6000 g/t of CTC.  The Farmers Cooperative Company offers products to achieve these levels of treatment, through mineral supplements.                                                                        


Pulsing with CTC Mineral
With the ever growing popularity of CTC in mineral we run the risk of developing immunity.  Currently we are offering maintenance levels and treatment levels of CTC in our minerals. Maintenance levels are being fed year round at levels of 2800 g/ton or 3500 g/ton. This exposes the cow and any bacteria to CTC year round increasing the chance of developing immunity and decreasing the effectiveness of CTC, ultimately negatively affecting your bottom line.
A typical pulse strategy will have cattle on CTC for 30 to 60 day and then off of CTC a minimum of 30 days. Aligning the pulse strategy with key times of year will allow for adequate levels during high risk periods. 

Recommended Pulsing Strategy
January CTC
February 1st - March 15 Plain
March 15th - May 15th CTC/ HIMAG
May 15 - June 15th Plain
June 15th- August 15th CTC
August 15th - November 30th Plain
December CTC
   
With this strategy cows will be on CTC for a maximum of 183 days and off CTC for a minimum of 132 days depending on length of HI MAG CTC use. This strategy can offer a savings over feeding maintenance levels of CTC year round if CTC is feed for 183 days or less a year. Pulsing your cows with CTC at key times of year will be more effective and put more money in your pocket.
                                                                                       
 

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DTN Weather Summary
Showers Tuesday Western Midwest, PNW
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Mostly dry Tuesday for U.S. and Canada except for some light showers in parts of the Pacific Northwest and western Midwest. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 5:51AM Tue Oct 21, 2014 CDT

WTO Rules Against US COOL
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:34PM CDT
The World Trade Organization publicly released its latest ruling on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law and rule by USDA. The global trade panel found that changes made to COOL in 2013 by USDA actually made livestock trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico more difficult.
Advocating for Biotech Wheat
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00PM CDT
Wheat scientists and breeders at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on Friday pushed for more research programs for the crop and stressed that genetic engineering will be needed to grow more wheat in the future. One of the final panel discussions in the weeklong symposium tackled wheat production and rust diseases that plague the crop globally.
Brazil Soy Crop Just 10% Planted
Monday, October 20, 2014 8:55AM CDT
Another week of hot, dry weather means Brazilian soybean planting has fallen further behind schedule.
EPA Questions Neonics
Friday, October 17, 2014 2:55PM CDT
A new EPA review finds neonicotinoid seed treatments are of little or no benefit to U.S. soybean production.

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