Friday, June 22, 2018
goats

Goats are great for cleaning up brush and unwanted vegetation prior to the initial investment of starting a new pasture and loading it with livestock.
Cattle in a field

The local results showed that many, if not most, of the farms needed to adjust pH through liming, as well as increase their fertilization plans.
calf

Managers need to factor in available time and money, and other expected or unexpected events, so sometimes compromises need to be made.
Farm and pasture

Water distribution is one of the most important elements of pasture-based livestock systems. Learn how to develop a better water system on your farm.

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.
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