Grazing Practices

Frost can turn good pasture deadly

Scattered frost across the state can turn good forage deadly, said John Jennings, professor-forage, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

Johnsongrass and frost can be bad combination for cattle

When the first frost hits, beef producers should be concerned for grazing cattle if the field contains johnsongrass. Cattle may suffer from prussic acid poisoning caused by this grass. FULL STORY »

AgriLife Research develops new lines of cool-season grasses

Breeding lines of summer-dormant cool-season grasses suited for the Rolling Plains are ready for seed increase after four years of improvement at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. FULL STORY »

Proper forage sampling could help prevent prussic acid poisoning

Cattle producers should watch for signs of prussic acid poisoning this time of year and handle forage samples properly. FULL STORY »

Prescribed burning: Grazing burned areas Play video

John Weir, Oklahoma State University, discusses research from cattle grazing after a prescribed burn. FULL STORY »

Now's the Time to Start Thinking of Fall Pasture Management

Although it’s still the dog days of summer, producers wanting to promote a healthier pasture next spring may want to take steps now to prevent overgrazing their pastures in fall. FULL STORY »

Stockpiled forages reduce hay feeding

In most operations, hay feeding represents a large portion of a cow’s annual maintenance cost. FULL STORY »

Expert: Producers young and old plan accordingly for drought

Texas beef cattle producers should plan for future periods of dry conditions as drought patterns exhibited in the 1950s continue to prevail in current models, according to an expert. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with Dr. Craig Roberts and ergot

The problem most cattlemen in the Midwest battled for the past few years was a lack of good pasture. The drought meant little grass and expensive hay. This spring, the drought broke with a vengeance. Near record spring rains encouraged good growth but muddy conditions discouraged cutting. FULL STORY »

Maintaining soil fertility in pastures

The soil nutrient status is one the most important and decisive factors in maintaining forage growth for supporting a viable beef industry. FULL STORY »

Beef produces should strive to maintain proper levels of legumes

Legumes are highly beneficial in beef cattle diets. They provide high quality feed for cattle and nitrogen for companion grasses. FULL STORY »

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