Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cull cow value is determined by supply and demand, carcass quality, and percentage of lean meat yield per carcass.

There is a list of about 10 more legumes that are compatible with small grains or ryegrass. It’s usually best to put just one legume species in a mix.

If there's a problem with the pasture, we look at weed pressure and soil fertility, but often forget the living world below.

The recommended strategy for eradication of infected tall fescue is called spray-smother-spray. It's most effective when used over a period of about a year.

Good pasture management and integrating several control strategies will be more successful than relying on one single method.

Warm temperatures increase the rate of plant damage, which is partially why summer flooding can cause more damage to plant tissue than spring floods.

The New World Screwworm is a devastating predator of warm-blooded animals including livestock, companion animals and humans.
beef cattle on pasture

Take the time to understand how grasses grow and their optimum uses and best management. This sets the course for systems, strategies and opportunities.

The Guide to Pasture Condition Scoring can help graziers identify and prioritize management practices that may improve pasture productivity.

A recent study out of the University of Illinois suggests that the low energy and high protein in lush pastures may have a negative impact on reproduction.
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