Time to start paying attention to beef replacement heifers
With all of the ranch activities centered on feeding the cow herd, it can be easy to lose track of replacement heifers. FULL STORY »
Grazing Cattle Compact Wheat Ground
Grazing cattle on winter wheat prior to grain harvest is common throughout the southern Great Plains. To take advantage of this in northern Colorado, there would have to be ample fall moisture to allow for the additional growth prior to jointing.
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Cattle Feeding: Is Your Grazing, “Planned” Grazing?
What is grazing? It’s a management system that balances the needs of the plant community, the needs of the grazing stock, and the desires of the manager. FULL STORY »
Cattle Grazing: Grass Tetany Season Is Here
Grass tetany is generally caused by magnesium deficiency and is most common when cattle are grazing fast growing, lush, cool season grasses in the early spring. It is most common in lactating beef cows that are in the peak of milk production. It is seldom seen in feeder cattle. FULL STORY »
Cattle Questions: Grazing Before The Frost
We have irrigated pasture mix consisting of orchard grass, clover, alfalfa,smooth brome, and intermediate wheat grass. My question is we are seeing a rapid green up and I am concerned about possible frost damage if it were to get cold. FULL STORY »
Cattle Grazing: Grass-Alfalfa Mixtures Instead Of Pure Alfalfa
Hay growers in our area often plant new fields to alfalfa without even thinking about other alternatives. For lots of folks, pure alfalfa is the best choice, but for many of you it might be better to mix in some grass, like orchardgrass, smooth brome, or festulolium, with your alfalfa. FULL STORY »