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Five Strategies for Cow-Calf Management in Drought Conditions

Jun 27, 2018

Extended dry weather is stressful for both cattle and cattle owners. With record heat and lack of moisture going into summer 2018, MKC wants to provide you with some dry weather strategies to help you and your herd. Implementing strategies earlier during drought conditions can often prevent drastic and last ditch efforts later. Below are five recommendations from MKC Livestock Nutritionist Gary Schmidt and Purina Sales Specialist Gary Niehues to consider during times of drought.

Cover Crops Help Stabilize the Future of Farm Land

Jun 26, 2018

Cover crops continue to gain popularity as a way to improve farm ground. The regenerative agriculture movement is quickly showing an impact on the way they can improve soil structure and keep nutrients in place. The land is our most valuable resource so we should do everything we can to make it better, said Chris Thompson, MKC Strategic Account Manager.

3,200 Pounds of Food Collected During MKC Food Drive

Jun 17, 2018

Throughout April, MKC employees banded together with the help of member-owners, vendors, community members and more to help fill the shelves of area food banks through their sixth annual MKC Food Drive. This year, the MKC Community Involvement Committee challenged locations to collect ten pounds of items per employee.

A Short Guide to GPS Grid Sampling

Jun 14, 2018

Soil testing is an essential practice for modern farming. The samples produced through testing allow precision ag specialists and agronomists to determine nutrient quantities and create a customized recommendation for the producer. Soil sampling simultaneously cuts the cost of inputs and helps optimize yield. There are a few common management systems used to sample a field, but MKC uses GPS grid soil sampling.

MKC to Host Horse Owners Workshop on June 16

Jun 11, 2018

Attention, horse owners! Don't miss the MKC and Purina Animal Nutrition Horse Owners Workshop on Saturday, June 16. Join us from 1-4 p.m. on June 16 at TimberCreek Vet Hospital located at 9000 Elk Creek Road in Manhattan. Light refreshments will be provided.