Sustainable beef starts with grass

Much of the recent discussion on sustainability was spurred by the March report from the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (see link below), the details of which Carroll covered well in her article. FULL STORY »

Small grain stubble can extend the grazing season

Small grain stubble has provided cattlemen with a fall grazing alternative, however this roughage source has dwindled for years since the “corn-soybean rotation” replaced many of those small grain acres. FULL STORY »

Fall grazing of cover crops

If you are considering planting a cover crop after grain harvest, consider whether the planting might also serve as fall forage for livestock. Cover crops planted after harvesting a major cash crop can serve multiple benefits. FULL STORY »

Cotton root rot inhibits alfalfa stand longevity

Alfalfa is considered one of the world's most important forage crops because of its high nutritive value and ease of incorporation into year-round grazing systems. FULL STORY »

Bermudagrass stem maggot invades Southern states

Since first being identified in Georgia, the bermudagrass stem maggot has been busy expanding its territory west. It has been confirmed in Mississippi, Arkansas and east Texas, and has reportedly been found in Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Drones draw interest to crop scouting and other new farm uses

Remote sensors can play a big part of farming in the future. Those sensors can be on a 10-foot pole or a satellite 250 miles out in space. FULL STORY »

Weight measurement enables effective management

We commonly hear the phrase "you can't manage what you don't measure," especially in regards to forage production and pasture management. However, this statement applies to many other facets of beef cattle production. FULL STORY »

Stockpiled bermudagrass can reduce winter feed costs

Harvested forage costs are a large part of the production costs associated with cow-calf enterprises. An Oklahoma State University trial had the objective to economically evaluate stockpiled bermudagrass. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Nitrate levels in summer annuals Play video

Glenn Selk looks at nitrate levels in summer annuals when cut at different times of day. FULL STORY »

Wet hay may cause barn fire

Hay that is baled and stored at a moisture level higher than recommended could heat up enough to start a barn fire, a Purdue Extension forage specialist warns. FULL STORY »

Making quality hay when the sun don't shine

This season's moderate to heavy rainfall from the Midwest and Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians and Carolinas has presented numerous challenges for farmers putting up hay. The added moisture has prevented plant maturity and cutting at proper time. FULL STORY »

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