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NEBRASKA STUDY SHOWS NO ILL EFFECTS FROM CROP RESIDUE GRAZING
04/21/2017 04:22 PM
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soils—if they're grazed responsibly.

IT'S THE PITTS -- ASK THE STYLEMASTER
04/21/2017 04:22 PM
It's been awhile (30 years) since I, the god of good taste, answered your many questions regarding what's in style. It's quite natural that you'd seek guidance from such a fashion forward expert as myself.

PASTURE RECOVERY AFTER DROUGHT CAN BE DIFFICULT
04/19/2017 04:23 PM
Maintaining a healthy pasture can be challenging, even in years with average rainfall. Drought affected the southeastern US from July to December of 2016. Drought conditions can impact pasture productivity further into next season.

PRIORITIZATION IS IMPORTANT TO NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
04/18/2017 12:04 PM
Most cattle producers have a nutrition program of one type or another. Some are very well structured, perhaps even having been designed working with a nutritionist. Others are less sophisticated and are the results of getting recommendations at the local feed store or coffee shop. Some are very simple and include grazing on pasture, feeding some hay in winter and throwing out some range cubes when you want to call the cows up to gather calves (this is the program I grew up with).

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- HOW THEY'RE RAISED
04/18/2017 12:04 PM
“It was what I would call a life-affirming experience, maybe even a life-altering one,” Peetie Womack said with a solemnity seldom heard. He was addressing the monthly meeting of the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA), talking about a brief journey to Kansas where recent wildfires had done some of the broadest and worst damage.

DEBTER RECOGNIZED BY ALABAMA BCIA
04/07/2017 05:03 PM
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently awarded the 2016 Richard Deese Award to Glynn Debter of Debter Hereford Farm in Horton, at the 2017 Alabama BCIA Annual Meeting held in Jemison on March 11.

SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS SALE HELD MARCH 25
04/06/2017 04:41 PM
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 11 states and Australia participated in the recent Salacoa Valley Customer Appreciation Sale in at Salacoa Valley Farms in Fairmont, Ga.

IT'S THE PITTS -- MY EMPTY-BUCKET LIST
04/05/2017 05:08 PM
Other than becoming the first billion dollar lotto winner, my bucket-list is empty. I've already jumped in a pool fully clothed, made soap, worked a potter's wheel and been lost in the smoke at 6,000 feet over Donner Pass in a small airplane.

NUTRITIONAL TOOLS ENHANCE HERD PERFORMANCE
04/04/2017 04:26 PM
In more recent history, cattle producers are beginning to focus more on production efficiency. “What is the most economical way I can produce a calf or a pound of gain on the bulls and heifers I sell?” With every production parameter there is an efficiency measurement that comes with it. Cattle producers are in a constant search for ways to save money or improve productivity and profits. Producers who are in the business to be profitable and to maximize profits should review all avenues that can improve efficiency and help the productivity and performance of their herds. Since the largest single input for most herds is nutrition this article will focus on this aspect.

HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TRADING UP IN HERD REVENUE
04/03/2017 04:27 PM
Although still discounted relative to fed cattle, resurgent calf and feeder cattle prices continued to lift hopes through March.

CONSIDER USING BALEAGE TO CONSERVE FORAGE
03/30/2017 04:30 PM
In many county Cattlemen's meetings and trainings held of late, I have strongly encouraged producers to consider taking full advantage of spring rains and growing conditions. Included in that discussion is usually an encouragement to use baleage to harvest and store any excess winter forage production. In this article, we will dive a little deeper into the management and use of baleage.

CLOVER SPECIES CAN COMPLEMENT FORAGE PRODUCTION
03/30/2017 04:30 PM
Most of the forage production in Mississippi targeting livestock is dominated by warm-season perennial grasses (bermudagrass and bahiagrass) and cool-season annual grasses (annual ryegrass and small grains). However, there is a number of clover species that can complement forage production to improve yields, reduce nitrogen inputs, improve forage quality, and extend the grazing season.



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Bumper sticker seen regularly around here: Earth First..... we will log the other planets later.

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Where in the Sam Hill is this war zone you speak of Troy? I run all over north and east Nashville to job sites without a weapon of any kind.


Ever even to Memphis? Ever been sit...

Grasses, Pastures and Hay ? Re: Is it possible?
Someting that is kind of funny is we have never had crown vetch on this farm, at least in the 16 years we've been here. This year it is all over the place and forming dense foot tanle masses. Cow...

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