April 26, 2022
It’s difficult to separate the animal and forage components of a pasture-based cow-calf system. Forage production and quality have peaks and valleys throughout the year, and the same can be tr...


April 25, 2022
Drought has had a large impact on feed inventories and prices, causing many operations to assess and reduce feed costs...


March 10, 2022
Performance of grazing animals is primarily affected by forage quality, the animal’s ability to select plant parts, and forage intake...


July 27, 2021
Extremely dry conditions across parts of the country are forcing many cattle producers to make tough culling decisions due to a lack of feed available for their herds. When developing criteria for cul...


April 26, 2021
Forages and grazing programs serve as the foundation of most cow-calf operations; thus, sound grazing strategies and forage management practices are vital for operational success...


Feb. 19, 2021
As an extension economist for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky and also someone who has been finishing cattle for the past nine years on my own farm, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of farmers...


Aug. 24, 2020
Thinking about mineral supplementation programs as being similar to insurance can help with determining what program is right for your operation...


May 12, 2020
Spring is officially here. Some beef producers have finished calving while others are just getting started. Regardless, understanding how to match your available forage to your herd’s nutritional needs...


April 7, 2020
Are you one of the lucky producers who still has native tall grass prairie?...


March 30, 2020
As spring begins, it is a good time to look back and evaluate how the winter-feeding program went. Did the cows come through the winter in good condition or were they thinner than desired?...