Pasture Management

Mineral feeding can reduce the risk of grass tetany next spring

Much of Oklahoma and the Southern Plains will have wheat pasture to utilize as winter feed for stocker cattle, replacement heifers, and in some cases for adult cows. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Advantages of using forage preservatives

The efforts to improve the management of forage storage will result in a good return to producer’s investment. FULL STORY »

Expert: Irrigated crops on the High Plains ‘all over the map’

Though there have been some recent rains and irrigation pumping is in progress, High Plains corn and cotton is “highly variable,” according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. FULL STORY »

Do you know best practices for mixing and loading pesticides?

Everyone who mixes and loads pesticides and disposes of pesticide containers must understand proper procedure. FULL STORY »

Options for management of cows during drought

The following questions are designed to assist cow-calf producers in determining next steps and best management practices when considering how best to manage their cowherd in the event of extended drought. FULL STORY »

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