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Understanding the Mexican Cattle Industry

Why have Mexican cattle been attractive to United States cattlemen? There could be several answers to this question. However, I think the two most popular answers are that Mexican calves are generally thin and healthy.

Two Story Agriculture - Pecans and Livestock

For decades, combined income from this 'double' use of the land has been known to make crucial land payments, buy school clothes, and shoo the bad wolf from the back door. As with any successful marriage, concessions and compromises between the two enterprises are occasionally necessary.

Forage Yields of Small Grains in Noble Research Institute Tests, 1995-96

Small grain varieties were again evaluated for forage production during the 1995-96 season at the Ardmore Headquarters farm and the Red River Demonstration and Research farm near Burneyville.

Controlled Burning

Controlled burning is an important and effective tool for land management. This article addresses some of the responsibilities that go along with burning.

Transplanting Trees

Many trees are poorly selected and improperly planted. Proper care of the transplanted tree is very important, especially during the first year.

Pond Fencing

Pond fencing helps reduce erosion and improve water quality where livestock create bare banks and trails along a pond. A pond fence should protect all of a dam, the initial portion of a spillway, a portion of the incoming waterway(s), and most if not all of the shoreline.

Livestock Water Access Point in Pond Fence

Diagram of a pond fence with a livestock water access point. View Publication

The Eight Point Rule

This article was revised in 2007. The eight point rule is the primary harvest strategy of some managers trying to increase buck antler size. Managers using the eight point rule allow harvest of bucks...

Hook and Line Fish Sampling

This article was revised in 2005. Hook and line fish sampling combined with summer seine sampling can tell a pond manager quite a bit about the fishery in a pond (seine sampling is described in a...

Equipment and Labor Needs for Prescribed Burning

Equipment and labor needs for prescribed burning are misunderstood by some people. The equipment and labor truly needed for a prescribed burn depend upon the burn plan and the burn site. The most...