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June 2010 Archive for Livestock Today

RSS By: Sara Brown, Beef Today

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Turning Off Irrigation in Central Montana

Jun 28, 2010

By Sara Brown

As I traveled through central Montana this past week, I drove past wheat and hay fields where the irrigation lines had been turned off. Farmers and ranchers were very pleased with the large amount of precipitation the area had received in the past couple weeks. Ranchers are seeing good hay crops, if they can get them cut between rain showers. Irrigation ditches and reservoirs are in good shape for the coming summer.

According to the National Weather Service, the average annual precipitation at Great Falls, as based upon the entire historical database, is 14.98 inches. Heavy rains last week, as well as snowfall in the Little Belt Mountains and Glacier Park, has led to road closings and flooding. Residents say they haven’t seen this much green in a long while.

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Farm T-shirt Fun

Jun 14, 2010
By Sara Brown
Like many of you farm kids out there, I can count the number of fairs, 4-H camps, FFA contests and concerts I go to each year by the number of new T-shirts I bring home. No matter how old I get, it seems I can’t resist picking up another T-shirt or two along the way.
Recently, there was this Farm Journal event that I’ve never been to but got the T-shirt from.

In support of the effort the Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen went to in this blog to educate their fellow students about where their meat comes from, along with a weakness for pink, I picked up this gem.


And lastly, my new favorite!

Hey, it’s educational, right?  :)  Thanks Pam Smith for sending this to me! It made my day!

If you have photos of your kids or friends showing livestock at this years' fairs and fesivals, I'd love to share them with our readers. E-mail them to me at sbrown@farmjournal.com.
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