Extending fall grazing with cover crops can save serious money

In early August the Nicklas Family no tilled a seven species cover crop grazing mix into wheat stubble. FULL STORY »

Seeding guidelines increase winter pasture productivity

Seeding small grain cool-season annuals, like wheat or cereal rye, into perennial warm-season grass pasture, like bermudagrass, has been a common practice for many years. FULL STORY »

Grazing calves on cornstalks

Grazing cows on corn stalks is a long-standing, common practice to reduce feed costs. Grazing calves or yearlings on corn stalks is much less commonly done, but does represent an opportunity to produce inexpensive gains. FULL STORY »

Feedstuff Inventory: Quality and quantity

Summer has brought cooler temperatures to our growing season, and with this in mind we need to start thinking about feedstuff inventory both in terms of quality and quantity. FULL STORY »

Might be a good year to creep feed calves

With record-high cattle prices, many Kentucky beef producers might look to creep feeding to put additional weight on calves before weaning. If producers are careful, they could cash in. FULL STORY »

Winter wheat grazing prospects this fall

Winter wheat grazing prospects in the Southern Plains are the best in several years; at least as indicated by winter wheat plantings. The September 15 Crop Progress report showed Oklahoma with 14 percent of wheat planted, up from seven percent the week prior and above the 2009-2013 average for the date of six percent. FULL STORY »

Feedstuff Cost Comparison: There's an app for that

SDSU Extension has developed tools to help evaluate the relative costs of two different feedstuffs. The Feed Cost Calculator is available for both desktop and handheld devices. FULL STORY »

Make preparations this fall to sod-seed pastures and hay meadows

Pastures and hay meadows provide higher quality feed, are more productive, and cheaper to grow if they have good forage legumes growing in them. FULL STORY »

Consider a fall pasture weed inventory

Fall is a good time to assess your range and pasture condition as we go into the winter season. This is especially important when it comes to your weed management strategies. Identifying the weeds of concern can take place in the fall and control plans for the next growing season can be determined. A good weed inventory in the fall will tell ranchers what the predominant weed species are in the pasture. FULL STORY »

Got manure? What's it worth?

Do you wish you had more manure? Do you have too much manure? Got a plan for your manure? Is spreading manure a necessary chore, or is it an opportunity to enhance your bottom line? FULL STORY »

Don't stop: Add CRB (continuous round baler) to your vocabulary

We suggested there was a continuous round baler (CRB) coming to market to our custom round baler on Friday. “That’s impossible!” he exclaimed. FULL STORY »

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