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Cotton Found on the Ranch! — Friend’s Photos

Cotton Found on the Ranch! — Friend’s Photos

I love getting photos from friends when they see something cottony and think of me! Not only do I love the fact they think of me when they see cotton, I almost always get to talk more about the fluffy white gold! The latest photos come from my friend the ranch hand Ryan Goodman (Twitter, Ag Proud blog, Sitting in the Pasture blog). While I’m sure like all good ranch hand’s Ryan has lots of tough cotton clothes maybe by…

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Cotton 101: What’s Cottonseed Used for?

Cotton 101: What’s Cottonseed Used for?

Cotton seed are one of the parts of the cotton boll harvested in the picker and once the gin separates the seed from the lint there are a few options for what to do with it. I’ll walk through a few: livestock feed, cottonseed cooking oil, planting seed, land farming and personal products.

What do cows eat and why?

What do cows eat and why?

Feeding cattle properly is a very important part of keeping them healthy. Like with people, diseases can be treated and prevented through proper nutrition. Cows have a very unique microbial population in their stomach that allows them to digest parts of plants that humans cannot. This presents a unique situation and opportunity. In addition to feeding cattle to keep them healthy, feeding them economically is also an important concern.

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