Pasture Range http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en 4 Tips For Late Spring & Early Summer Pasture Management http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/4-tips-late-spring-early-summer-pasture-management <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late spring and early summer pastures provide essential nutrients to the cowherd, as the cow cares for herself, the calf at her side and her developing fetus. During this period, pasture management is especially important as pasture forages can provide highly variable nutrient levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/4-tips-late-spring-early-summer-pasture-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/4-tips-late-spring-early-summer-pasture-management#comments Pasture Health Tips For Profit Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:36:00 +0000 73791 at http://beefmagazine.com Yes, It’s True: Cattle Grazing Can Reverse Desertification http://beefmagazine.com/blog/yes-it-s-true-cattle-grazing-can-reverse-desertification <div class="node-body blog-body">On Monday, my blog in response to NPR’s article blaming cattle grazing on the degradation of the environment and declining wildlife populations stirred up a lot of conversation. Many readers commented that while the content I provided to counter the misinformation presented in the article was good and valid, it wasn’t going to reach the masses like the NPR piece did. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/yes-it-s-true-cattle-grazing-can-reverse-desertification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/yes-it-s-true-cattle-grazing-can-reverse-desertification#comments Pasture Health Sustainability BEEF Daily Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:10:00 +0000 73081 at http://beefmagazine.com Use The Grazing Response Index To Evaluate Pasture Health http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/use-grazing-response-index-evaluate-pasture-health <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the fundamental rules of thumb in pasture management is &ldquo;take half and leave half.&rdquo; &ldquo;The problem is,&rdquo; says Tim Steffens, Texas AgriLife Extension Service rangeland specialist in Canyon, TX, &ldquo;the cows did not read the book.&rdquo;</p> <p>Cows, being cows, take the best half and leave the rest alone. And that means, Steffens says, you can be conservatively stocked and still overgraze a <a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-poll-asks-how-your-forages-are-looking-spring?intlink=rceoc" target="_blank">pasture</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/use-grazing-response-index-evaluate-pasture-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/use-grazing-response-index-evaluate-pasture-health#comments Pasture Health Drought Management Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:57:00 +0000 72571 at http://beefmagazine.com The Case Of The Disappearing Mesa http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/case-disappearing-mesa <div class="field-deck"> A Dust Bowl-style dust storm enveloped the Texas Panhandle, causing one BEEF editor to ponder the vicissitudes of drought. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For many parts of cattle country, the drought is far from over. A Dust Bowl-style dust storm in the Texas Panhandle was a stark reminder of that reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/case-disappearing-mesa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/case-disappearing-mesa#comments Pasture Health Drought Management Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:45:00 +0000 72541 at http://beefmagazine.com NEW Poll Asks How Your Forages Are Looking For Spring http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-poll-asks-how-your-forages-are-looking-spring <div class="node-body blog-body">Yesterday, we received a couple of inches of snow in a weird blizzard that was pocketed between very warm spring days here in South Dakota. I must say that while I’m a little annoyed that winter wants to stick around, I welcome the moisture as it’s been a very cold, dry winter for us so far.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-poll-asks-how-your-forages-are-looking-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-poll-asks-how-your-forages-are-looking-spring#comments Pasture Health Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72491 at http://beefmagazine.com Take Steps Now To Cut Feed Costs Next Winter http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/take-steps-now-cut-feed-costs-next-winter <div class="field-byline"> By Wes Ishmael </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Creeping cow size and hay waste are increasing hay needs. Improved grazing is one remedy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/take-steps-now-cut-feed-costs-next-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/take-steps-now-cut-feed-costs-next-winter#comments Grazing Systems Cow-Calf Ranch Management Tips For Profit Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:44:00 +0000 72161 at http://beefmagazine.com Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative Moves Forward http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/lesser-prairie-chicken-initiative-moves-forward <div class="field-deck"> Cattlemen in the 5-state Lesser Prairie-Chicken range await a March 31 decision on whether or not the bird will be listed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Things are moving inexorably toward March 31, which is when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is expected to announce whether or not the lesser prairie-chicken will be listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/lesser-prairie-chicken-initiative-moves-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/lesser-prairie-chicken-initiative-moves-forward#comments Pasture Health Sustainability Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:55:00 +0000 72071 at http://beefmagazine.com 2014 BEEF Fencing Guide http://beefmagazine.com/2014-beef-fencing-guide <div class="node-body page-body"><h3> Pallet Forks For John Deere Loaders <a href="http://www.worksaver.com/product/matl-handle.html#sspf"><img align="left" alt="" border="0" height="150" hspace="8" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/uploads/2014/02/WorkSaver-180x150-BIE-021214.gif" vspace="0" width="180" /></a></h3> <p>Two pallet fork models are designed for John Deere H480 loaders with Global Series II tool carrier. Ideal for producers looking to improve productivity. Both models are rated at 7,500 lbs.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/2014-beef-fencing-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pasture Range Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:26:39 +0000 71921 at http://beefmagazine.com What Breeders See In Alfalfa's Future http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/what-breeders-see-alfalfas-future <div class="field-byline"> Fae Holin for Hay &amp; Forage Grower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite alfalfa’s declining acreage and use in many dairy rations, alfalfa breeders are excited about the legume’s future. In fact, over the past two years, two companies have put considerable effort into building up their proprietary alfalfa portfolios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/what-breeders-see-alfalfas-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/grazing-systems/what-breeders-see-alfalfas-future#comments Grazing Systems Tips For Profit Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:18:00 +0000 71881 at http://beefmagazine.com Flash Grazing Can Increase Forage Use http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/flash-grazing-can-increase-forage-use <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You don't have to only graze winter pastures in the winter, says Robin Salverson, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension cow-calf field specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/flash-grazing-can-increase-forage-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-health/flash-grazing-can-increase-forage-use#comments Pasture Health Tips For Profit Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:29:00 +0000 71761 at http://beefmagazine.com