Concerned about having enough forages to get through the 2015 summer grazing season? Many producers are considering semi-confinement, or “intensification,” for their herds. Here are four tips for successfully dry-lotting beef cattle....More
A growing body of evidence suggests that supplementing cows during pregnancy offers benefits far beyond just cow body condition. And things are happening in a land far away from your pastures that may change the beef business for the good.
Spring grazing brings the potential for grass tetany in cattle. Grass tetany mostly impacts mature cattle grazing lush grasses and is caused by a magnesium deficiency. Here are four things ranchers need to know about preventing, recognizing and treating grass tetany....More
Do cover crops pencil out? What should I plant in my irrigated pastures? Should I plant companion crops in new alfalfa stands? The third installment in April’s Grazing Series asks and answers these three questions....More
USDA’s latest Cattle Inventory report says expansion of beef cow numbers, which hit a 50-year low in 2013, is underway. In fact, USDA predicts that U.S. beef producers will add 750,000 cows each year between 2016 and 2019.
With fewer pasture acres available for grazing today, and an overcapacity in cattle feeding facilities, some experts believe that confined cow-calf production could be one solution that will allow new producers to enter the cow-calf business. This week’s online poll is: “Does confinement have a future in cow-calf production?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.