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Bale grazing gets them through winter
Feb. 21, 2019
Grazing livestock in Northern regions where winters are long and harsh can prove challenging. For some producers, bale grazing has become a cost-effective, time-saving strategy to break past the pasto...
Wye Angus: bred to graze and much more
Dec. 18, 2018
It’s understandable why the U.S. Naval Academy is located near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Md. But also near those same shores, on the other side of the bay, is a herd of Angus...
Don’t let drought cripple your game plan
Nov. 26, 2018
Periods of favorable rainfall make every livestock producer look smarter. Periods of drought sort out the smartest among us...
Forage mineral content dictates supplement plan
Nov. 23, 2018
Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic compounds that are utilized by nearly every living thing on earth...
A case for evening feeding
Feb. 15, 2018
With rising market prices for live calves, staying up all night to supervise first-calf heifers during calving season is well worth the effort to many producers...
Is it feedlot, grass-fed, or something in between?
Nov. 27, 2017
In recent years, there has been a broader choice in finished beef available to consumers. The supply of “grass-fed beef” has risen, and it always raises some controversy within the industry...
Today’s pastures are tomorrow’s calves
Sept. 26, 2017
“C’mon out and see how great my cattle and pastures look.”“That’s not a call I typically get,” said Lawton Stewart, a beef cattle nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia. “Mo...
Ammoniation: something to consider this year?
Aug. 31, 2017
Ammoniation of crop residues can turn a low-quality forage into a medium-quality forage that can maintain a dry cow without supplementation. Given the drought in the Northern Plains and eastern...
Growing forage for grass-fed beef
Aug. 31, 2017
The success of a grass-fed beef operation relies on getting average daily gains of at least 2 pounds per day. Animals will need to maintain a body condition score of 6 or better...
Do corn genetics matter when grazing residue?
Feb. 15, 2017
Every year I hear cattle producers make the comment: “Cattle don’t seem to do as well as they used to when grazing corn residue.”...