By: Victor Shelton, NRCS State Agronomist/Grazing Specialist Compacted soils have a platy layered look, not a nice granular or cottage cheese appearance. I have driven down a lot of roads lately and observed pastures and crops across Indiana and several other states. Most pastures are thriving better than crops, at least the ones being managed…Read More
By: Charlotte Talbott, Noble Research Institute As I prepared for my summer in Ardmore, Oklahoma, I found myself wondering about the research project I would be assigned. My interests have always revolved around forage management and crop-animal interactions, so naturally, I hoped I would be working with cows and grass in some way. But, when…Read More
Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist At mid-August, some wheat producers are beginning to think about planting wheat for winter grazing. Weather conditions are the biggest factor for early-planted wheat which can begin by late August and into September. An exceptionally hot July followed a wet and cool spring seriously depleting…Read More
Courtesy of: ARPAS Researchers develop equations for modeling enteric methane production in wheat pasture–grazed cattle receiving energy and monensin supplements in a new study in Applied Animal Science Philadelphia, PA, August 12, 2019—Enteric methane is a major contributor to the carbon footprint of the beef industry and has received considerable attention from researchers and the…Read More
Recent findings published from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Highlights 2018-2019 indicate changes in cow-calf and stocker monthly rental rates trended slightly lower when compared to 2018 (Table 1). Nebraska monthly grazing rates represent a typical fee for one month of grazing during the summer. Many leases run for a five-month grazing season subject…Read More
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