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Knowing what to look for minimizes calving difficulty

Knowing when to and when not to intervene in the calving process is critical. The key is experience and knowing the normal sequence of events.

Leasing for waterfowl supports watershed conservation

Recreational leases have gained popularity in Texas and Oklahoma because they provide additional income and support land management goals.

Potential mob graziers should consider precautions

UHSD grazing is an approach to managing livestock on a land resource area that allows herd impact to be the catalyst for a beneficial outcome.

'Employee' analogy aids replacement heifer selection

Replacement heifers are the hot topic at most rancher gatherings these days.

Planning readies ranchers for farm economy downturn

The sky is not falling, but more challenging times are ahead.

New institute launched to help improve soil health

To ensure that soil continues to be a vital natural resource for generations to come, Noble Research Institute and Farm Foundation, NFP, announced the formation of the Soil Health Institute on Dec. 3, 2015.

Balanced fertilization program supports pecan growth

Fertilization is just one pecan management practice that helps maximize crop production and provides optimal tree maintenance. Proper fertilization encourages growth of shoots and leaves, which is essential for increasing crop load and decreasing tree stress.

Review of grazing practices could benefit wildlife

If wildlife is deemed an important component of an operation, the key is to apply grazing with wildlife habitat needs in mind.

Winter pastures benefit from in-season tips

Fertilizer and lime, pest, and grazing management recommendations to promote productive winter pastures.

Stocker supplementation decisions affect profits

Three main types of nutritional supplementation are often discussed in regard to stocker cattle grazing wheat pasture.