Shortening the Breeding and Calving Season

Calves born in the first 21 days of the calving season are often the heaviest in their contemporary group at weaning, and that advantage often carries through to harvest, if the producer retains ownership. FULL STORY »

Spring planted forage cocktails for beef cattle

Late March or early April is the time to plant spring forage cocktails for beef cattle grazing. Spring forage cocktails can be planted as a way of shortening fallow time between crop rotations or they could be planted as part of a series of annual forage crops to be used through the grazing season. FULL STORY »

Tumbleweeds plague drought-stricken American West

Forty-eight hours after a recent windstorm blew a wall of tumbleweeds into his community on the high plains of Colorado, Robert McClintock and his neighbors were still working to clear away heaps of the spiny plant. FULL STORY »

Controlled burn on pasture grass jump-starts grazing for cow herd

“Fire is the most underused grass management tool we have,” says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. FULL STORY »

"Poor man's alfalfa" glyphosate resistant kochia

Kochia has been a weed of concern in South Dakota for almost a century. First introduced to the U.S. as an ornamental plant in 1900, kochia has had plenty of time to become an aggressive weed. FULL STORY »

Understanding plant-soil interaction to combat weeds

Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms. FULL STORY »

Pasture lease agreements

Pasture leasing plays an important role in American agriculture. It is important that lease agreements are fair, and in writing. Agreements that treat both parties fairly have more staying power. FULL STORY »

In cool spring, hold cows off pasture until growth is adequate

At the first sign of green grass growing in pastures, farmers will be tempted to turn in livestock for grazing. FULL STORY »

Replacing toxic fescue boosts beef gains

Killing Kentucky 31 fescue pastures takes planning and patience. That’s required before seeding new nontoxic replacement forage. FULL STORY »

AgriLife Extension unveils new feral hog management app

For many farmers and ranchers, it may seem as though feral hogs are well on their way to taking over the country. FULL STORY »

Control weeds now for better pastures this summer

With no green showing in the pasture, few livestock producers are thinking about weed control, but now is the ideal time to control troublesome pasture weeds. FULL STORY »

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