04/25/2013 6:00:00 AMDuring the recent conference of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Trey Patterson, PhD, who is COO of Padlock Ranch Company, Ranchester, Wyoming, outlined the ranch’s systems approach toward developing replacement heifers. ... Full story.
03/20/2013 4:40:00 PMAs 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.
03/05/2013 2:35:00 PMMost beef producers are well aware that if growing calves don’t eat or don’t have enough to eat that they won’t gain, and won’t make a profit. However, most producers don’t realize that what that calf eats, or doesn’t eat, also has a big impact on the health status of that calf. ... Full story.
02/04/2013 1:25:00 PMThe unique conditions leading into the spring of 2013 may be leading us into even more potential problems. A dry growing season last summer combined with poor forage growth in the fall has left almost no standing forage in many pastures. ... Full story.
01/11/2013 1:45:00 PMFor many years, cheap grain meant almost anything that enhanced grain use and feedlot measures of technical efficiency were consistent with beef industry efficiency. This is no longer true. ... Full story.
12/03/2012 3:10:00 PMAll across Oklahoma ranchers are looking at short winter pastures, scarce and expensive hay, and high supplement costs. ... Full story.
09/27/2012 1:50:00 PMCornstalk residue is a tremendous resource for fall and winter grazing; however, this year care needs to be taken in grazing drought stressed cornstalks due to the potential of high nitrates in the feed. ... Full story.
08/17/2012 9:20:00 AMIn years past, given the price of feed grains, it was a given to buy grain. If one was short of forage, buy grain. If one was looking to expand, buy grain. If one was thinking of the future, build feed bunks and pens and buy grain. ... Full story.
08/10/2012 9:32:48 AMThe world of costs is not really that complicated, but often it is overlooked. Although it is true that feed must be edible, free of digestive problems and compatible with the beef cow, that still leaves a large selection of alternative feedstuffs. ... Full story.
08/08/2012 12:20:00 PMThe drought is so extreme in parts of Ohio that we may have more high quality feed available to feed cows and background calves than ever before. ... Full story.
08/02/2012 1:05:00 PMFarmers with crops need to check out the options before harvesting a drought-damaged corn field for something other than the grain. ... Full story.
07/30/2012 2:45:00 PMChopping drought-damaged corn for corn silage can be a good strategy if producers keep several factors in mind and properly educate themselves on the major issues influencing this decision. ... Full story.
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10/19/2012We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.
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