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A new manufacturing plant may open for business south of Luverne in 2018 if state funds come through as planned. Under a resolution passed Aug. 8 by the Rock County Commissioners, Midwest Dry Cast is eligible for job creation funds through the Minnesota Department of Economic Development. Midwest...
Rock County Extension Service summer intern Gabryelle Gilliam helped organize an event for this year’s fair called “Mark That Card,” which allows the public to compare the judge’s placings in four different species, including beef. The contest starts Thursday, July 27.
Fair-goers can compare judging skills alongside Rock County 4-H’ers next week as the general livestock team practices for the upcoming Minnesota State Fair competition. Today, Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, prior to the swine, sheep, goat and beef shows, participants can view the...
Livestock production continues to expand and improve in Rock County, surprising local feedlot officials. Doug Bos, the local feedlot officer, presented the 2016 Feedlot Summary to Rock County Commissioners Feb. 21. “We thought we were going to have a slower year given the (low livestock) prices we...
Rock County cattle producers will be among more than 40,000 operations nationwide that will be asked to provide up-to-date information on U.S. cattle inventories next month. During the first two weeks in January, the U.S. Department of Agricultural Statistics Service will survey producers on their...
Two Rock County producers received conditional use permits to expand their operations in 2016. For the permit, both producers need to meet county and state feedlot rules but G & A Farms Inc. had two extra stipulations added as a result of the July 25 public hearing. County commissioners...
In 15 years the livestock capacity in Rock County has almost doubled with more expansion planned in 2016. Doug Bos, Rock County’s feedlot officer, presented that information to county commissioners April 19 along with a map showing where the county’s feedlots (with 300 or more animal units) are...

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