Feb. 8, 2021
ONE way to think about plants is as sugar factories. But they are a funny type of factory where the product they make is also used to make the factory larger...


Jan. 22, 2021
When it comes to feeding cows in the wintertime, grazed forage in the field is usually the lowest cost feed source...


Jan. 19, 2021
Grazing management is getting more attention these days, but the vast majority of cow-calf producers still use continuous or lax rotational grazing...


Jan. 19, 2021
Every livestock producer needs to develop a contingency plan and then carefully monitor specific aspects of their pasture system to ensure survival through extreme weather conditions...


Jan. 19, 2021
In a grazing operation, how do we decide when and where to feed hay? This may seem like a silly question, but the answer is more complicated than one might think...


Dec. 29, 2020
What I found on my final solo venture of the summer was a house on a hill that was surrounded by a pasture full of cattle. It was the home farm for Grant Bauman and his family in Vienna, Ill...


Dec. 1, 2020
In the southern Great Plains, wheat is by far the most common annual forage that is utilized by cattle operations. Thousands of winter wheat acres are used as dual-purpose grazing and grain crops or g...


Nov. 17, 2020
Late fall and winter are typically thought of as slow times for management of introduced warm-season perennial forages...


Nov. 17, 2020
As the western United States again grapples with the effects of widespread fire and crippling drought, supplemental feeding must be considered for beef herds...


Nov. 17, 2020
This is the time of year when farmers like to put their perennial pastures out to pasture . . . so to speak . . . and let their cattle consume cornstalks, although the stalks are generally not what get devoured. It might seem that grazing corn residue is pretty straightforward, but the reality is that a high level of management is needed to maintain cattle performance and be good stewards of the land. In a University of Nebraska (UN) beef cattle extension webinar last...