Beef http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Drought, Hay-Price Hikes Hurt Beef Herds http://hayandforage.com/beef/drought-hay-price-hikes-hurt-beef-herds <div class="field-deck"> California cattlemen cull; growers with water make hay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drought and high hay prices have forced some California beef producers to severely cull herds while neighboring hay growers with available water are having a banner year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/drought-hay-price-hikes-hurt-beef-herds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/drought-hay-price-hikes-hurt-beef-herds#comments Beef MARKETING Hay Marketing Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:31:00 +0000 26331 at http://hayandforage.com <p>These California cattle were supplemented with hay during drought.</p> Photo: Fae Holin Save Good Hay For Cows After Calving http://hayandforage.com/beef/save-good-hay-cows-after-calving <div class="field-deck"> They need energy and protein to rebuild for rebreeding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Underfeeding beef cows can slow calf growth and delay rebreeding, says a Nebraska forage specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/save-good-hay-cows-after-calving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/save-good-hay-cows-after-calving#comments Beef Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:58:00 +0000 24481 at http://hayandforage.com Nutrition-Lacking Forages Hurt Southeastern Beef Herds http://hayandforage.com/beef/nutrition-lacking-forages-hurt-southeastern-beef-herds <div class="field-deck"> Test feeds, monitor cattle and buy good-quality supplements, specialist says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nutrition-lacking forages produced last summer and fed Southeastern beef cattle look to be causing cow deaths and illnesses, abortions and sickly calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/nutrition-lacking-forages-hurt-southeastern-beef-herds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/nutrition-lacking-forages-hurt-southeastern-beef-herds#comments Beef Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:37:00 +0000 24091 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Quality forage, like this bermudagrass, was difficult to put up last summer in Southeastern states because of wet harvest conditions. A steady diet of the nutrient-lacking feeds is causing ill-effects and deaths in beef herds there, reports Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension forage specialist.</p> Give Beef Cows High-Quality Forage In Harsh Winters http://hayandforage.com/beef/give-beef-cows-high-quality-forage-harsh-winters <div class="field-deck"> Inventory forage quality and amount, build shelters, expert advises </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Besides forge quality and their cows’ body and hair-coat condition, beef cattle producers should prepare for winter by providing herds with shelters or windbreaks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/give-beef-cows-high-quality-forage-harsh-winters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/give-beef-cows-high-quality-forage-harsh-winters#comments Beef Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:54:00 +0000 23401 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Besides forage quality and their cows&rsquo; body and hair-coat condition, cattle producers should prepare for winter by providing their herds with shelters or windbreaks, says Dale Blasi, K-State beef cattle extension specialist.</p> Photo: Kansas State University Hay Testing Especially Valuable This Year http://hayandforage.com/beef/hay-testing-especially-valuable-year <div class="field-deck"> Nutritionists need protein, energy to shape cost-effective beef cow rations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With lots of poor-quality hay made this year, be sure to nutrient-test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/hay-testing-especially-valuable-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/hay-testing-especially-valuable-year#comments Beef Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:05:00 +0000 23311 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Neil Tietz Beef Hay Supply Tight In California http://hayandforage.com/beef/beef-hay-supply-tight-california <div class="field-deck"> High feed prices could force herd trimmings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High hay prices in northern California could force beef producers to sell cows this winter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/beef-hay-supply-tight-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/beef-hay-supply-tight-california#comments Beef HAY Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:53:00 +0000 23301 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Beef-cow herds&nbsp;in northern California&nbsp;this year&nbsp;didn&#39;t have green pastures like these to graze;&nbsp;dry weather crimped hay production. As a result, beef producers can expect hay prices to remain high this winter.</p> Wean Beef Calves Early When Drought Strikes http://hayandforage.com/beef/wean-beef-calves-early-when-drought-strikes <div class="field-deck"> Cows will weigh more and be in better condition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wean beef calves earlier than normal when drought limits forage production on rangeland.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/wean-beef-calves-early-when-drought-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/wean-beef-calves-early-when-drought-strikes#comments Beef Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:27:00 +0000 22991 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Stephen Ausmus, USDA-ARS School Raises Cattle For Hands-On Learning And Earning http://hayandforage.com/beef/school-raises-cattle-hands-learning-and-earning <div class="field-byline"> Ann Behling </div> <div class="field-deck"> Indiana students grow beef to reduce school budget </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Indiana school is raising beef cattle to teach and then feed students.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/school-raises-cattle-hands-learning-and-earning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/school-raises-cattle-hands-learning-and-earning#comments Beef Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:14:00 +0000 22981 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Students Jacob Loudy, left, and Matt Bennett build fence to hold beef cattle that will be raised on school property and used to reduce its food bill.</p> Watch For Prussic Acid Poisoning From Sorghum, Sudangrass http://hayandforage.com/beef/watch-prussic-acid-poisoning-sorghum-sudangrass <div class="field-deck"> Test for the poison using proper handling methods </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers should watch cattle for signs of prussic acid poisoning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/watch-prussic-acid-poisoning-sorghum-sudangrass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/watch-prussic-acid-poisoning-sorghum-sudangrass#comments Beef Grass In Dairy Rations Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:29:00 +0000 22531 at http://hayandforage.com Creep-Grazed Beef Calves Gain More Weight http://hayandforage.com/beef/creep-grazed-beef-calves-gain-more-weight <div class="field-deck"> Legumes needed more management, however </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beef calves grazing bermudagrass pastures gained more weight with creep-grazed summer-annual legumes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/creep-grazed-beef-calves-gain-more-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/creep-grazed-beef-calves-gain-more-weight#comments Beef Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:26:00 +0000 20282 at http://hayandforage.com