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Pasture and Rangeland

Managing for variation in forage production with trigger dates and stocking rates

Warm, dry conditions in the month of March have dried out the top soil in many parts of central and western Nebraska. While there is still adequate subsoil moisture in many locations, the pattern of above normal temperatures with below normal precipitation is concerning. In addition, below-average snowpack conditions are an ominous sign looking toward potential precipitation as spring continues.

Pasture and Rangeland

Analyzing summer grazing strategies

The Kansas Flint Hills have served as a home and food source for stocker cattle since the mid-1800s, when cowboys drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail from the southwestern United States to Kansas railways. Flash forward to today: research from Kansas State University on this staple resource could help ensure profitable years ahead for stocker producers.

Cow/Calf Producer

Grass farmer first, beef producer second: Take-half, leave-half approach

This is part three of a rotational grazing series from the March issues of Drovers CattleNetwork and Cow/Calf Producer. The implementation of a rotational-grazing program has helped BitterSweet Acres increase its carrying capacity of pastures by 35 percent since the Woods first started in 1999, while weathering tough drought conditions.

Animal Health Center

Beware of "Dr. Google": Grass tetany myths debunked

Although the Internet provides a wealth of good information, all too often it contains false or misleading advice because no one directly oversees the content nor questions its validity. Often it is difficult to separate the good from the bad, especially when the author's credentials seem credible and the journal or magazine seems reputable.

Pasture and Rangeland

Grassland Fertilization | Part 4: Native Pasture

In the third article of the Grassland Fertilization Series we presented two case studies on fertilization of native grasslands from McPherson County and a cooperative project from Deuel, Grant, and Clark Counties. In this article we highlight a third native pasture case Study from Hamlin County.

Cattle Feeding

Bulb yield and quality of forage turnips

Brassicas are an attractive choice of fall and early winter grazing for livestock. Brassicas are fast-growing, high in nutritive value and thus complement the existing forage base by closing gaps in forage production.

Quotes and Weather

Climate outlook for pasture conditions and drought management steps

An early warm-up and dry conditions this year remind us of the lessons learned in 2012. While today’s forecasts aren’t pointing to extreme warm and dry weather like we experienced in 2012, our current conditions definitely warrant developing a drought management plan.


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