Livestock

Knowing Your Ranch Can Promote Accuracy in Estimating Grazeable Acres

While mapping software and aerial images help analyze grazeable acres, a Noble Research Institute grazing study shows there’s no substitute for knowing your ranch at ground level.

Why Ecosystems and Their Management Are the Essence of Land Stewardship

The more we use systems thinking in land stewardship, the more we reduce unintended consequences of management decisions on soil health and ecosystem services.

Getting Back To Cattle

Joe and Jeannie Dobson return to their roots to enjoy the family land after years of city life.

It Takes Confidence

Dave Wingo turns a hobby into an integral part of his farming and ranching operations.

Giving To The Land

Chuck Coffey uses prescribed fire to boost the land’s health and ability to support beef cattle.

The Road To Retirement

Brent and Sheri Kuehny begin building a cow herd in order to better achieve their goals.

For the Future

Meredith Ellis holds a deep appreciation for the ranch and its role in society.

It's About People

Yates Adcock seeks to continually improve the land so it will provide for generations to come.

Grazing Native Grass Pastures Is More Economical Than Feeding Hay to Cows in Winter

Producers can save money by using native grass as a standing hay crop when overwintering a cow herd, since the supplemental feed costs are less than feeding hay plus supplementation.

Top 5 Reproductive Failures in Beef Operations (and How to Avoid Them)

Reproductive failures, which lead to financial loss, can occur in any cow-calf operation. Here are the top 5 causes.

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