Grazing Practices

Ranchers use water wisely, avoid drought impacts

With the help of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas ranchers Gary and Sue Price are guiding ranch management into the future. FULL STORY »

Summer annuals can provide pasture or stored feed options

Beef cattle owners that are looking for supplemental forage options should consider summer annuals. June is the ideal time frame for planting a warm season summer annual crop. FULL STORY »

Worry about what you can control

I don't know of any enterprise that a person could be involved with that would be more dependent on the weather than field crop production. FULL STORY »

To raise quality, make hay before seeds set

“Don’t delay making hay,” says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension. FULL STORY »

Tight forage supplies are forcing changes in 2013 planting season

Summer annual forage seeds may not be available if producers wait too long to order their seed. FULL STORY »

Overcoming breeding challenges on fescue pastures

A large number of Kentucky beef producers have spring-calving cow herds that graze fescue pastures. FULL STORY »

Weed control in pastures and hay fields

Now that summer is upon us and some dry days have arrived, producers have started making hay. With this increase in activity, I have received quite a few calls regarding weed control in hay fields. FULL STORY »

Slow-growing pastures need more warmth, not added fertility

After a long, slow start, pasture grass just needs more time and warm weather. FULL STORY »

Grass tetany at spring turn-out

The moisture from the spring snow storms has given the grass the jump start it was needing. FULL STORY »

Pastures weakened by drought will require time to recover

Nebraska's pastures are starting to grow again, but the effects of last year's drought linger and might cause complications for producers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln forage specialist said. FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: Stretching out the spring flush of forage growth

For most of us, forage growth has finally started and we are getting the spring "flush" of growth. For pasture and hay fields that are primarily grass based, we may get up to 70% of our growth in the next month or so. FULL STORY »

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