More in Pasture Range

  • Sep 18, 2012
    blog

    Let’s Talk Fall Grazing 4

    South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension recently held an informative meeting to prepare ranchers for when the snow flies. The agenda included cost-effective protein choices for winter feed, maintaining body condition score in cows in their final trimester, and inventoring available forage resources. These considerations, of course, are more challenging in a drought scenario....More
  • Jul 25, 2012
    blog

    Profit Per Cow, Or Per Acre? 7

    As livestock producers we often focus on productivity per cow. But that focus, along with intensive selection for growth, hasn’t done much to improve ranch profitability over the last 40 years. In fact, it could be argued that, in constant dollars or buying power, profit per acre has even decreased. Thus, the real measure should be profit per acre or whole ranch profitability....More
  • Jul 16, 2012
    Datasheet

    U.S. Pasture, Range Conditions Dip Again

    Pasture and range condition for the week ending July 15 indicate that conditions continue to worsen. Overall, in 48 states for the week ending July 8, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service (NAAS) reports that 24% of states reported conditions as Very Poor, while 30% were regarded as Poor, and 28% as Fair. States categorized as Good and Excellent were 16% and 2%, respectively....More

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×