Sparta, Wis. – The last few years, have had cattle feeders see record high cattle prices and continued volatility in the grain markets. Wisconsin cattle feeders who are seeking information on managing price risk, determining when to market fed cattle from an optimum profit perspective and getting their feeders off to a good start should attend this year’s cattle feeder clinics.
Cattle prices are still at record highs, but how long will they stay there? It is hard to tell. Brenda Boetel, University of Wisconsin-Extension livestock and grain marketing specialist will present information on risk management tools that cattle feeders can use to put in price floors to protect help reduce their risk on cattle they currently have on feed. Dr. Boetel will also present a market outlook and update on what the current information is suggesting.
Madison, Wis. – Wood is an abundant resource in Wisconsin and can be used to replace fossil fuel that is imported into the state thus creating jobs and keeping money in Wisconsin. Businesses, schools, greenhouses and residences currently using LP gas, heating oil or electricity may be able to reduce their energy cost with the use of efficient wood burning appliances.
We wanted to share with you a new tutorial we’ve posted online to help agricultural tax preparers and farmers file for the Farmland Preservation Tax Credit. It addresses some frequently asked questions, including eligibility and which schedule to use. A 2014 list of jurisdictions with farmland preservation zoning is also available. You can find both at http://datcp.wi.gov/Environment/Working_Lands_Initiative/.
The Langlade County 4-H Project Discovery Day is just around the corner! It is scheduled for February 7, 2015. This morning long event provides exposure to a variety of projects. Some of these projects are even exhibited at the Langlade County Fair. The Langlade County 4-H Speaking Event will be starting at 1:30 pm […]
Madison, Wis. – UW Center for Dairy Profitability, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and University of Wisconsin-Extension are offering a workshop to help farm families plan for a son, daughter or partner to return to the farm and eventually take over the farm business. The four-day workshop will be offered on the UW-Platteville campus. The dates are Jan. 16 and 17 and Feb. 13 and 14, 2015.
The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Langlade County LCD are hosting a free informational meeting about the changes enacted by Wisconsin Act 377 which affect area farmers, local government officials and motorists in general on Thursday, December 11 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. in the Clover Room of the Multipurpose Building at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. Farmers, agriculturists and local town and law enforcement officials are invited to attend a seminar to discuss recently enacted Wisconsin legislation which updates state laws regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadway
Langlade County UW-Extension and the Land Conservation Department will be holding a series of free nutrient management trainings in November at the Resource Center in Antigo. This three-part class is designed for both farmers beginning a nutrient management plan and farmers who are already writing their own plans. November 6th and 13th participants will learn how to develop a nutrient management plan and learn about its components: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization; manure management; and the fundamentals of soil conservation.
It’s that time of the year when Wisconsin dairy and beef producers and Wisconsin corn growers explore their options of buying or selling high moisture shell corn (HMSC). This is especially true this year in the northern two-thirds of the state with so much wet corn still in the field. To help farmers better evaluate their options, the University of Wisconsin-Extension released a Smartphone app this fall to provide a simple way to help estimate the market value of HMSC based on three main variables – dry corn moisture, current corn moisture and price per bushel.