Managing Spring Grass Growth and Selective Grazing

By : Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension Educator, Wayne County (This article appeared previously in the Spring 2017 issue of the Ohio Cattleman)   For most beef cattle farmers who are managing their pastures in a rotational grazing system two of the biggest spring challenges are the flush of rapid growth that will occur and selective…

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By : Andrew P. Griffith, Assistant Professor, Becky Bowling, UT Extension Specialist   The Key to Successful Forward Pricing The term basis is used in different ways to define prices in relation to something else. It may be in relation to location or the  futures price. In this discussion, basis is defined as the cash…

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BeefTalk: Healthy Soil Buffers Human Inadequacies

By : Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service   Perhaps a healthy soil is a good buffer to our own inadequacies. As we know, water storage and availability are necessary for soil health and forage growth. Ten years ago, the Dickinson Research Extension Center implemented a cropping system on a quarter of land. The…

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Forage, Frostbite, and Fescue Foot

By : Christine Gelley – OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County, Ohio   An example of fescue foot in the winter, which could be the result of fescue toxicosis last summer. Photo: Dr. David Bohnert, Oregon State University   In January, I had the opportunity to attend the American Forage and Grassland…

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Three ways to understand difficult people

Written by B. Lynn Gordon (former SDSU Extension Agricultural Leadership Specialist), Courtesy of   Managers and supervisors have many challenges to deal with daily in order to strive to help their company reach goals, be productive, and profitable. One of these challenges is dealing with difficult people. Their ability to lead difficult employees, which…

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