The Little Things


The Little Things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have a drill press in my shed at home. It is a common tool that I use all of the time. It has a lot of functionality and works better than a handheld drill for most things. But for as valuable a tool as my […]

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) FAQ’s


Why DEF? In an effort to reduce environmental pollution and promote cleaner diesel emissions, EPA standards were revised in 2010 to significantly reduce harmful NOx (oxides of nitrogen emitted from engines) levels from new trucks. As a result, original equipment manufacturers and many trucking fleets have chosen selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology as a way […]

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Nutrition: A Solid Foundation for your Herd

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Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other time in the annual production cycle. Nutrition has a significant impact on the performance of both the cow and the newborn calf. Cow nutrition is important during this period because of its effect on […]

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RD Trial Results

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RD Trial Results from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was talking to a vendor last week, they pointed out to me that we never spend any time in this forum discussing the results of last year’s trials. We talked at length about them in the summer and what the expected conclusions were. We […]

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Feed Safety: From the Farm to the Fork!

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Central Valley Ag Feed has prided itself on the quality of service, products, and our people; long before it was a government enforced rule with FSMA. Feed Mills have had to comply with the Medicated Feed Common Good Manufacturing Practices for many years. With the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was […]

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Tools vs. Toys

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Fads are a part of life. I have two kids, so believe me, I know how popular fads can be. There are at least a couple of fidget spinners in my house right now. When I was a kid, we had to have slap bracelets. But fads transcend kids. We have fads as adults as […]

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Minerals: Necessity vs. Value


With the recent disaster at the BASF vitamin facility in Germany, we have seen an unprecedented price increase and potential for limited product in vitamins for a period of time. It sounds like we could have another several months before production is fully back online. We suspect that it may be a lot longer to […]

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Failing to Reach Potential


A few days ago, I was meeting with a group of growers from out of state that wanted to learn how other parts of the country were achieving higher corn yields. I told them I was going to ask a question, and to not overthink the answer. The question that I posed to them was, […]

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