Grazing Practices

Fresh grass means new calves

As ol’ man winter releases us from his grip, the pastures will begin to flourish. We’ve had a good fall and winter as far as precipitation is considered and forages are expected to take off quickly once the temperatures warm. FULL STORY »

Interseeding legumes into pastures can lower costs

Clovers provide several benefits when they are used in pastures along with grass species. If the pasture species composition is 30 to 50% legumes research has showed us there is no benefit to adding additional nitrogen fertilizer. FULL STORY »

Mississippi cattle farm practices good conservation

A Panola County cattleman is using native grasses in a 200-acre intensive grazing operation that is both efficient and environmentally friendly. FULL STORY »

Management tips for drought-stressed forages

The Midwest U.S. has seen some of the most extreme drought conditions of recent memory. Some precipitation has come over the fall and winter for much of this area, but not enough for most of us to feel comfortable about. FULL STORY »

Forages for summer grazing

Livestock producers and horse owners who use summer annuals for grazing and/or haying are probably thinking about what to plant this year. FULL STORY »

Grazing Improvement Act gives ranchers much needed certainty

In Wyoming and throughout the West, we understand the important role our ranchers play in providing safe, high quality beef and lamb for America’s dinner table. FULL STORY »

Pasture recovery options discussed at conference Play video

Beef producers should be mindful of preserving available forages for grazing, particularly as parts of Texas recover from historic drought. FULL STORY »

Can you graze cover crops? Yes!

Hay prices are still high and supply is still short. Many Michigan livestock producers are desperate to stretch forage supplies until spring green-up of pastures or the first cutting of hay. FULL STORY »

Grazing and pasture management during and after drought

Thus far the winter has been warmer and drier than many were hoping for in Nebraska. The months that are historically the wettest are still ahead of us and hopefully will bring significant moisture. FULL STORY »

Cattle grazing: Order summer forage seed early

Cattle producers are being urged to buy early after last year’s drought caused shortfall of seed for summer forages such as sorghum, sudangrass, millet and crabgrass. FULL STORY »

Figure costs before selecting nitrogen rates for pastures

Much of the nitrogen applied to tall fescue and smooth bromegrass hay meadows and pastures goes on in January or February in eastern Kansas. FULL STORY »

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