Summer Annual Forages following a Failed Wheat Crop

By Aaron Berger – Nebraska Extension Educator       Annual forages may play an important role in providing forage for cattle producers this year. Several factors contribute to this scenario: According to the USDA, hay stocks for the United States were the second lowest they have been for the last 25 years in December 2018, second…

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NDSU Extension Crop Management Field School Set for June 19 at Carrington

North Dakota State University Extension’s annual crop management field school will be Wednesday, June 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC). The school will provide updates on crop, pest and soil management recommendations using hands-on training in field demonstration plots and research trials. The program is designed for crop advisers,…

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Prepare Your Herd for Grazing Season Stressors

Courtesy of After a stressful winter across the country, cattle producers are surely looking forward to the sunshine and turning their cattle out to green pastures. Just as Mother Nature can cause havoc in the winter months, she can also add unnecessary stress to your herd in the spring and summer. However, with proper…

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Crop Residue Exchange Now Available For Listing Pasture Rentals

By : Jay Parsons, Farm and Ranch Management Specialist, Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Forage and Crop Residue Specialist, Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist   The Crop Residue Exchange is an online engagement tool designed to increase accessibility to grazing resources. This online exchange was recently updated to now include the ability to list pasture…

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Grazing Too Early Can Decrease Forage Production, Warns NDSU Specialist

Source : Miranda Meehan   In an effort to get them out of muddy lots, many producers turned livestock out  on grass earlier than normal this spring. While this decision likely enhanced herd health, it can have long-term impacts on grasslands if supplemental feed is not provided, says Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension…

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