Nutrition

Options for drought-damaged corn fields

08/02/2012 1:05:00 PM
Farmers with crops need to check out the options before harvesting a drought-damaged corn field for something other than the grain. ... Full story.

Harvesting drought-damaged corn for silage

07/30/2012 2:45:00 PM
Chopping 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.

Testing forages pays dividends

07/26/2012 2:36:48 PM
Forage for winter feed in short supply may force livestock producers to use nontraditional feedstuffs or hay from Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land as a substantial portion of their animals' feed ration. ... Full story.

Haying, ensiling immature corn poses challenges

07/25/2012 12:49:50 PM
Some North Dakota producers may be faced with having to use their corn, sunflower, wheat, barley, oat or other crops for hay, grazing or silage because of this year's drought conditions. ... Full story.

Good management can reduce incidence of heat stress in cattle

07/20/2012 2:59:58 PM
Understanding and avoiding heat stress in cattle can be a valuable management tool in Oklahoma, where most areas of the state experience 70 or more days each year with temperatures that exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. ... Full story.

Can I feed drought stressed crops to cattle?

07/19/2012 1:16:35 PM
As drought conditions continue to expand, a number of producers will be considering harvesting failed grain crops as forage as a way to salvage some value from those fields. ... Full story.

Australian study shows nutrition improves bull performance

07/16/2012 4:44:15 PM
A recent nutritional study utilizing 201 Droughtmaster stud bulls conducted in Rockhamptom, Queensland, Australia by Novus International, Inc., produced a sustainable solution with significant results that directly enhance reproductive performance, and numerical improvements in average daily gain and feed efficiency. ... Full story.

Drought-stricken pastures concern for cattle

06/26/2012 12:30:00 PM
Calf deaths attributed to weed toxicity ... Full story.

Grass-fed beef conference attendees seek expansion ideas

06/20/2012 1:39:18 PM
One by one, they had questions and lots of them. A roomful of grass-fed beef producers came to Texas A&M University in College Station recently to learn more about an emerging aspect of beef production that continues to steadily gain momentum. ... Full story.

Net return on creep feed

06/11/2012 12:15:00 PM
The decision on whether to utilize creep feed in a producer’s operation is one that should be evaluated every year. ... Full story.

Storing large round bales

05/07/2012 2:05:00 PM
Research has shown that storage losses in large round bales stored outside and unprotected can be far greater than hay producers realize. ... Full story.

Flush of cool-season annuals offers challenges, possibilities

04/27/2012 10:30:00 AM
Warmer than normal temperatures and above average rainfall are good for agricultural producers, but not necessarily great for their bermudagrass pastures. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

10/19/2012
We’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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