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Summer burning boosts forage quality
March 15, 2019
A planned, prescribed burn can improve forage quality. Here, regrowth of little bluestem is shown 50 days after a September burning...
Nitrogen considerations for winter pasture
Feb. 22, 2019
Before deciding whether to topdress additional fertilizer for a spring grazing turn, you should consider several factors. Below are a few questions that will help you decide whether and how much...
Finding a solution to declining bahiagrass pastures
Feb. 21, 2019
Solving some present-day problems requires revisiting decades-old knowledge. This is the case for pasture decline observed in recent years in Florida beef cow-calf operations...
Forage to feed to fertilizer
Feb. 21, 2019
The beef industry has been an extensively managed production system for decades. Small profit margins have supported the necessity to minimize input costs...
Hit those critical time points in 2019
Feb. 19, 2019
Southern beef cattle producers need to think beyond just grazing bermudagrass or bahiagrass from May through mid-October and feeding hay for the duration of the calendar year. That was the essence of...
It’s time to rethink nitrates
Feb. 5, 2019
Among the many presentations and posters offered at the American Forage & Grassland Council’s Conference last month, one that captured my attention like an activated home fire alarm was a Univer...
Fescue, Florence, and a fresh start
Jan. 22, 2019
“We knew we were in trouble. There was nothing to feed the cows.”That was how cattleman Buron Lanier, Burgaw, N.C., described his feelings after the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence, which were 5...
Big-profit practices? And the survey says . . .
Jan. 15, 2019
Let’s be honest: Some grazing practices are better than others when it comes to impacting the bottom line. However, there isn’t always universal agreement as to which practices should hold the top...
Ranching school goes east, changes hands
Jan. 14, 2019
In February, Ranch Management Consultants (RMC) will host a Ranching for Profit (RFP) School in Burlington, Vt...
Crabgrass has finally turned the corner
Dec. 26, 2018
Like the kid who everyone ridiculed as a child and then transformed into that class’ “Most Likely to Succeed” upon high school graduation, crabgrass has at long last found its rightful place in...