Drought Could Reduce Hay Supply

first_img Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Experts/Sources: Georgia’s drought conditions have cattlemen worried about howthe lack of rain is affecting their winter hay supply.When you rely on hay to feed your animals, you have good reasonto worry when the fields are parched. Newton County cattlemanJames Ruark is praying for rain for his alfalfa hay fields. “Myfields only got about a half an inch of rain in April and that’snot hardly enough to do any good,” said Ruark. “We’renot out of grass or out of pasture, but we’re not in great shapeeither.”Looking ahead, cattlemen know that weather conditions thissummer determine how they will feed their cattle this winter.University of Georgia animal scientists recommend farmers takean inventory now and plan ahead for the winter months.”The first thing to remember is not to panic because youhave time to prepare for the winter,” says Mark McCann, ananimal scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. “Next, cattlemen need to inventory their feed sourcesand determine what they have versus what they will need this winter.”McCann says cows normally eat from 20 to 25 pounds of hay perday.He also suggests cattlemen look into alternative feed sources.”Crop residues, such as wheat and rye straw, can be usedas cattle feed sources,” said McCann. “They aren’t idealfor cows, but they will provide roughage.”But if crop conditions don’t improve, McCann suggests cattlemenbe prepared to take action, before winter arrives. “Takea head count and then count your hay supply,” says McCann.”Once you have that figure, sell the cattle you know youwon’t be able to feed.”But which ones should be sold first? “If a cow isn’t pregnant,sell her because she’s not offering revenue and she’s occupyingspace needed for productive members of the herd,” said McCann.James Ruark has already applied McCann’s advice. “I solda load this morning and shipped them to a feedlot,” he said.”Maybe the weather will turnaround and help us. I hope itdoes.”The animal scientist says Georgia’s hay crop is actually aheadof schedule due to the lack of rain. “Hay cutting is aheadthis season because of the dry weather, but the tonage of hayis down,” said McCann. “The nice thing to always rememberis, pastures and day crops can rebound very quickly. We just haveto keep our fingers crossed and pray for rain.”(Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA.)center_img Mark McCannlast_img read more

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141 reschedules King of the Creek Stock Car special

first_imgFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 18) – A less than favorable forecast for this weekend has resulted in rescheduling of 141 Speedway’s $5,000 to win King of the Creek IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special.King of the Creek moves to Tuesday, July 31-Thursday, Aug. 2.Practice is on opening night with Stock Car qualifying and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact features on the docket for Wednesday. No track points will be given to SportMod and Sport Compact drivers.Thursday’s program features last-chance qualifying and the main event for Stock Cars, plus all other divisions running their regular formats.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Wisconsin State and track points will be awarded.Both IMCA Modifieds and Stock Cars are on the Cowbell Street Stock Tour program Thursday, July 19 at Francis Creek. Modifieds race for $750 to win, Stocks for $500.National, region and state, but no track points will be given Thursday.More information is available by calling 515 231-5444.last_img read more

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Chelsea v Man Utd: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgJohn Terry and Juan Mata (background) can both expect good receptionsKick-off: 4pm, Sunday 7 February 2016Referee: Michael Oliver (Ashington, Northumberland)Match in a nutshell: Chelsea defend an eight-match unbeaten league run against a Manchester United side who haven’t beaten the Blues since October 2012.Five key battles: Including John Terry v Wayne RooneyBetVictor.com preview: Hiddink can get the better of Van Gaal Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Radamel Falcao (thigh), Loic Remy (calf), Alexandre Pato (fitness).Fitness test: Pedro (groin).MANCHESTER UNITEDRuled out: Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee), Marcos Rojo (shoulder), Luke Shaw (broken leg), Ashley Young (groin), Antonio Valencia (foot).Fitness test: Phil Jones (ankle). Possible line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Cahill, Miazga, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Traore, Kenedy, Hazard.Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rooney.Subs from: Romero, Varela, McNair, Jones, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Pereira, Depay. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: D W D D W (9 points)Home: D D D W L (6 points)Manchester United total: W L W D W (10 points)Away: W D L L D (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Costa 10; Oscar 8, Willian 8; Pedro 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Cahill 2, Fabregas 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Ivanovic 1, Kenedy 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Matic 1, Terry 1, Traore 1.Manchester United: Rooney 14; Martial 9; Mata 6; Depay 5; Herrera 3, Lingard 3; Blind 2, Fellaini 2; Januzaj 1, Pereira 1, Schneiderlin 1, Schweinsteiger 1, Smalling 1.Last five meetings28 December 2015: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 018 April 2015: Chelsea 1 Man Utd 026 October 2014: Man Utd 1 Chelsea 119 January 2014: Chelsea 3 Man Utd 126 August 2013: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 0Chelsea 2 wins, Man Utd 0 wins, 3 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The First Geocaching First-to-Find in Space

first_imgRick Mastracchio with the International Space Station Travel BugAn American astronaut Rick Mastracchio (AstroRM) enters the Geocaching history books. He logged the First-to-Find (FTF) on one of the most exclusive geocaches in existence. It’s a geocache hidden five years ago aboard the International Space Station. The geocache has orbited 260 miles above the Earth since geocaching pioneer and video game designer Richard Garriott created the geocache in 2008.Signed logbook on the International Space Station geocacheAstronaut Rick Mastracchio’s FTF log reads, “The geo space bug (TB5JJN1) has made it to the Russian Service Module, panel 218. He traveled from Waterbury, CT to Houston, TX to Cologne, Germany to Moscow, Star City Russia, to Baikonur Kazakhstan where it launched on a Russian Soyuz Rocket to the International Space Station. He has traveled around the space station and will continue to do so for the next 6 months. When he is not traveling he will be staying with me in my very small crew quarters. He hangs/floats on my wall and waits for more adventures while I do research and perform experiments here on ISS. Thanks for getting this little guy started Cizzors. Every journey starts with the first step and you took the first step of this one. Rick.”Mastracchio thanked fellow Connecticut geocacher Robert Cizauskas (Cizzors) who first introduced the idea of geocaching to the astronaut. More than 26,000 geocachers at nearly 1,200 events around the world celebrated Geocaching in Space during Mastracchio’s launch into orbit.The Travel Bug with hitchhikers to be delivered to schools back on EarthThe Travel Bug is riding along with Mastracchio on an educational mission. He’ll use the Travel Bug as a tool to teach kids back on Earth about geography and science.The Travel Bug  is scheduled to return to Earth when Mastracchio finishes his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.The previous Travel Bug Richard Garriott carried to the space station remained on-board the ISS for three years. It accumulated more than 350 million miles as it orbited the Earth. That Travel Bug returned to Earth by one of the last U.S. Shuttle missions to visit the International Space Station.Watch the video of Richard Garriott’s mission to space. Leave your best wishes for Rick Mastracchio below in comments.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedA Geocaching Return From Space After 75,000,000 MilesMay 13, 2014In “Geocaching Quizzes”Geocaching in Space FAQOctober 9, 2013In “Community”#SpaceCaching on Planet Earth – The Photo AlbumNovember 25, 2013With 3 commentslast_img read more

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How We’ve Decided to Use Buzz

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell Hey, RWW friends and fans! As some of you may have noticed, we’ve been tinkering around with our new team Buzz account today. We’ve decided to do something a little bit different with this network, and we really hope you’ll like it.We know that a lot of you follow us on Twitter or are our Facebook fans, and sometimes the constant streams of blog posts and observations can be as impersonal as they are informative or interesting. Occasionally, you might also catch a duplicate update. We’ve decided that the last thing we need to do with Buzz is use it to promote the same stream of blog content – we’re not that desperate, and we know you get that news elsewhere. Here’s how we’re using Google Buzz instead.Follow Team RWW on BuzzFor conversations! Actual, honest-to-god, open discussions between the RWW team and you, our wonderful readers. We’ll ask questions or give opinions there from time to time each day, and we do hope you’ll join us for some friendly debate and fresh perspectives in a real-time setting. We’ve certainly had fun with it, ourselves, already.You can also choose to add our blog posts to your Google Buzz stream by choosing Buzz from the Add This widget at the bottom of each post. It looks like this:center_img But we won’t be cluttering up our own Buzz stream with bot-like aggregations and self-promotion. As we’ve said, if you want to get RWW news, there are many other platforms well-suited to that.Join the ReadWriteWeb team on Buzz for real-time conversations about web technology and social media.So, if you’d like to chat with us about any topic under the sun, just follow our new Buzz account and leave us a comment. We welcome all kinds of feedback, and you never know who will reply! We’re really looking forward to getting to you know as individuals in a more casual online environment.Let us know what you think in the comments, or just pop over to the Buzz account and tell us all about it. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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