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Continued Stress from Drought

Drought is a topic on every tongue in our service area. I've recently visited with several producers who have made plans to manage through this drought. But the length and severity of this dry spell is affecting everyone and is very serious for many.

The Business Side of Agriculture

What is the single most important factor influencing the profitability of your farming or ranching operation? If several people were asked this question there would probably be several different answers given.

Guidelines for Stocking Decisions During a Drought

Mistakes are commonly made when producers face a drought, we've outlined some helpful hints.

Stocker Cattle: A Rapid Receiving and Controlled Stress Program

I have been of the opinion for a long time that "usual" stocker cattle purchasing, receiving, medicating, etc., has contributed to increased stocker cattle and people stress and thus more stocker cattle sickness, death loss and poor performance during early pasturing.

Drought-Induced Poisonings are Dangerous to Livestock

Cattle producers should be on the watch for nitrate and prussic acid poisoning during drought conditions.

Native Grass - Use (some of) It, Or Lose It

This article will focus on increasing harvest efficiency on rangelands or native grass communities. Harvest efficiency is the percentage of forage grown in a year or growing season that is actually consumed by livestock.

You Say Tomato

I was recently asked the question "What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?" It is a common question, usually pertaining to tomato classification, so I thought I would answer it here to satisfy everyone's burning need to know.

Doe Harvest Effort

Management plans to improve deer herd health or increase the average white-tail buck body size and antler dimensions on a tract of land generally include reducing doe numbers as an objective....

Is it Really a Good Deal???

During the past few weeks we have received calls from many of you about herbicides being offered for sale by persons who called you on the phone. In one instance the product name used was not listed...

DROUGHT: Regular Occurrence in our Business

Hindsight is always "20/20," but droughts should be considered normal in our business. They will occur either regionally or locally, and they cannot be avoided. Therefore, it is essential for you to make plans well in advance of their occurrence.