Record high calf prices and projected cow-calf profitability have many producers considering expansion. Selecting, feeding and breeding the right replacement heifers could have a large impact on future profits.
In the early 1950s the average corn yield was around fifty bushels per acre. Flash forward to 2014 and the national average yield is pegged at around 170 bushels per acre. With the exceptions of severe weather (heat and drought), on average, corn yields have increased on average two bushel per acre per year. There are many factors contributing to this tripling of average yields involving all aspects of corn production. These factors include improved genetics through convention breeding and genetic engineering; improved understanding of soil fertility and nutrients; improved equipment to facilitate all aspects of corn production; development of ...
For thousands of years, science was focused on something called "Natural History." Science had yet to be broken down in to the dozens of specialized fields that we know today, zoology, botany, chemistry, physics, and so many more. Ancient scientists were concerned about how everything on earth fitted together – the first naturalists studied everything from art to human anatomy to astronomy. What does this have to do with us today?
Six students completed grant-funded internships in Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship during the fall 2014 semester, the first in a new internship program for the college.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - J.C. Coleman ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, and Virginia Tech harassed and ultimately injured Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel while rolling to a 33-17 victory Saturday in the Military Bowl.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A turnaround season got a little sweeter for North Carolina State in the Bitcoin Bowl.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began - suspended.
DETROIT (AP) - Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith thought he had some indigestion. It turned out to be a lacerated spleen.
HONOLULU (AP) - Wichita State brought a cold shooting touch to the warmth of Hawaii.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were already facing a formidable series of hurdles if they were going to qualify for the playoffs. On Friday, their road became even more daunting.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder coach Scott Brooks was worried his team would be tired after a tough win in San Antonio a night earlier.
While your holidays are filled with Christmas hams, sugar cookies and eggnog, the pending New Year and accompanying resolutions will be lingering in the back of your mind. And if it's been awhile since your last trip to the gym, you should brush the rust off and talk with your local physical therapist about ways to stay safe while getting fit.
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Helen Marie Steincamp, 84, died Jan. 10, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Born Oct. 12, 1930, at Redwing, she was the daughter of Joseph R. and Anna Marie (Proksch) Dietz. She was a 1948 graduate of Hoisington High School.