Cow / Calf Corner

An Inexpensive but Effective Method for Weaning More Total Pounds

By : Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Assistant Professor, UT Beef Cattle Extension Specialist   Since all food production is based on reproduction of the commodity, it stands to reason that a technology which positively impacts reproduction would be widely adopted. One of the major benefits of crossbreeding is realized through improved reproductive function. In fact, nearly…

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Warm-season Annuals May Be Forage Option

Much of North Dakota remains dry, and forage for livestock still is a huge concern.“Spotty showers and storms have given some localities some needed moisture, while much of western and north-central North Dakota remains critically dry,” says John Dhuyvetter, North Dakota State University Extension livestock systems specialist at the North Central Research Extension Center near…

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Stay on Top of Summer Weeds

Dr. Gary Bates, Professor and Director, UT Beef and Forage Center   Pasture and hay production in Tennessee follows a relatively predictable pattern.  Forages begin to grow in March, do well until mid-June, slump some until September, grow in fall until November, then slump until the next March.  This cycle is one that many of…

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USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers,…

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AgriLife Extension expert talks Bermuda grass 101

Writer: Adam Russell     OVERTON – Not all Bermuda grasses are created equal, but varieties are often confused as their own separate species, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. A Coastal Bermuda grass field in East Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage…

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