Well-fertilized bermudagrass can provide more grazing than most other warm season grasses. However, bermudagrass is not as productive or persistent under low fertility as other grasses.
Fertilization of established fescue offers an opportunity for cattle producers to generate inexpensive cool season forage.
If you lived in these parts during 1980, no doubt the summer left quite an impression on your mind. Every living thing suffered through one of the hottest summers on record. Could such an extreme summer happen in 1998?
Brush sculpting is an attempt to manage brush or timber for multiple benefits (primarily livestock and wildlife) in a manner that is both environmentally and economically sound.
Improving reproductive efficiency is not an easy task, but I cannot imagine any other area where financial rewards are greater. There is an old saying that goes something like, "A dead calf has a very poor growth rate." I think that we can extend this concept to an "un"-conceived or unborn calf.
Here we go again! Number one 500 pound steer calves are bringing $100 cwt and producers are paying $950 for quality bred heifers. Whether producers are paying too much is beside the point. These $950 bred heifers are priced on today's calf market.
Tree selection is similar to tool selection for a specific job. Selecting the proper tree for the proper site is sometimes a problem.
Many people consider feeding hay to be a necessary cost in any livestock operation. But do they really know the actual cost of substituting hay for a lack or absence of forage in their pastures?
A representative soil sample is of great economic benefit in crop and forage production. Applying a fertilizer or soil amendment that is not needed, excessive, or not enough to reach the intended yield goal is costly.
While prescribed burning is recognized as a valuable tool by many land managers, many are unfamiliar with the vocabulary associated with it.