Sept. 6, 2019
No-till planting methods have been in existence for decades and while this method of establishing crops has grown in acceptance, there is still a lot of tillage being used...


Sept. 5, 2019
When it comes to prepping for winter survival and spring regrowth of forages, fall is the most important among the four seasons...


Aug. 20, 2019
The concept is pretty simple: Keep pastures growing and keep animals eating.A lot goes into that first part of the equation — adequate soil fertility for sure.But there’s also the challenge of kee...


July 30, 2019
John F. Kennedy, in his 1962 State of the Union Address, said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” This little bit of wisdom is good advice for living our lives, but it espe...


May 22, 2019
Through a Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, the University of Missouri is developing tools to improve the yield and nutritive value of pasture forages...


May 22, 2019
The Southern Great Plains can provide an abundance of forage for putting weight on stocker cattle...


May 22, 2019
Making hay is an expensive and time-consuming process, said grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. The price of equipment, fuel, labor, and fertilizer continues to rise, while the value of animal products remain stagnant...


May 21, 2019
Weed and brush encroachment into pastures and hayfields can lower the ability to meet nutritional needs of most livestock operations...


May 21, 2019
Over the past few years, we have seen many instances where cattle grazed annual forages that, when tested for nitrates, were considered toxic, and yet the cattle had no adverse health ef...


April 30, 2019
Technology in the livestock industry is catching up to our brethren on the cropping side. We can now point to livestock activity monitors, robotic milkers, GPS livestock tracking systems, and pasture...