Farmers and ranchers in the Southern Great Plains are in a drought with conditions worsening since November.
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Alfalfa, the queen of forages, has held secrets for centuries. Now, those genetic mysteries are being unlocked for plant breeders seeking to make the forage crop hardier and higher quality.
Overgrazing can cause poor forage and livestock production, wildlife habitat loss, soil erosion and other problems.
There are several management practices that can be implemented to ensure pasture recovery and additional reserves.
There is a common denominator for producers who cope with drought better than others - they all have active drought management plans.
To properly manage pastures, variables must be monitored and some measured. In this article, we will discuss what prescribed grazing is and identify the variables critical to managing pastures.
Since recent droughts have caused a lack of available forage in many areas, the incentive to retain heifers and purchase cows has been very low. Cattle inventory has declined to levels not seen since the 1930s and 1940s, and the value of heifer calves has risen to all-time record highs.
Many producers who reduced cow numbers in the recent drought years are considering adding females to their herds again. At current replacement female prices, we have to do everything possible to enable the cows to cover their initial cost over time and to set them up for success.