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Pasture and Rangeland

Pasture stability and resiliency

Plants are biochemical factories that are at the base of the food pyramid for nearly all animals on earth (surface). The raw materials plants utilize for synthesizing essentially all components for life are found in the air, water, and in the soil.

Cow/Calf Producer

Heat stress can take toll on cattle herd

The heat and humidity of summer can take its toll on cattle and increase management tasks for ranchers, said Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Pasture and Rangeland

Creating and maintaining high quality pasture

You know the view: picture-perfect pastures that run as far as the eyes can, clashing with pale blue skies and forest green trees upon the horizon; the stunning view that is rural America. But having pretty pastures isn’t just about the breathtaking view. To producers, it’s a vital part of their livestock or horse management program, as it is often the primary source of feed for these animals.

Cow/Calf Producer

What's in your Balage? Inadequate fermentation may lead to Botulism

Round bale silage (or "balage") is an alternative to baling dry hay that allows shorter hay curing time and saves valuable nutrients in the face of approaching adverse weather conditions. It is a combination of hay and silage making and has certain advantages and disadvantages over other forage preservation systems.

Pasture and Rangeland

Handling rained on hay

Rained on hay. Sometimes it’s down so long that it’s virtually worthless. Trouble is, what do you do with it?

Industry

USDA measures feral swine impact on U.S. farms

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in cooperation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is surveying U.S. crop producers to measure the impact feral swine have on their crops and livestock.

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