Courtesy of: Michigan State University Extension One challenge this year is wondering whether the corn crop will mature before frost and what to do with it if it does not. This is an opportune year for cash crop producers and livestock producers to be talking with one another about feed options. September 4, 2019 –…Read More
Courtesy of: OSU Beef Cattle Letter Make plans now to attend the 2019 Heart of America Grazing Conference — Kicking the Hay Habit: Optimizing Profitability. The keynote speaker, Jim Gerrish, is an independent grazing lands consultant providing services to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across five continents. With a BS in…Read More
Courtesy of: University of Wyoming Preserving and passing the land on to future generations has been noted as one major reason ranchers stay in the livestock business despite its mental, physical, and financial hardships. Although profit and economic incentives are not always the driving forces behind decision-making, ranchers would still choose the most profitable management…Read More
AMES, Iowa – In an effort to help Iowa beef producers remain profitable, Iowa Beef Center conducted several grazing and pasture management programs from 2013 to 2018. IBC extension program specialist Beth Reynolds said objectives for these programs ranged from improving grazing and management techniques for increasing forage productivity while increasing cattle performance to protecting…Read More
By: Steve Boyles, OSU Beef Extension Specialist Backgrounding is a term used to describe a phase of growing calves being prepared for feedlot placement. As compared to wintering programs, backgrounding emphasizes a faster rate of gain, with relatively more grain and less roughage. An example of a typical backgrounding operation would be to feed 400…Read More
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