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Ag News and Views: May 1998

Before Planting Your Grain Sorghum

Planning and preparing a crop management plan, covering everything from hybrid selection to weed control, will lower risk while increasing overall production.

Deer Consciousness: Texas vs. Oklahoma

recently attended a conference on white-tailed deer genetics and management at Texas A&M University with several of our staff. I was simply surprised by an apparent disparity of opinion between landowners of Texas and Oklahoma over the issue of deer hunting.

Prescribed Burning Glossary

While prescribed burning is recognized as a valuable tool by many land managers, many are unfamiliar with the vocabulary associated with it.

Space... the Final Frontier

Space is a valuable commodity. Ranchers today have to make the most of their acreage by using tools like rotational grazing with high stock densities, retained ownership, hunting leases, or maybe...

The Concept of Operating Leverage

Like financial leverage, operating leverage magnifies results, making gains look better and losses look worse. Both operating and financial leverage increase risks because they make returns less predictable over time.

Water Quality for Livestock

Water is the nutrient required in the largest quantity for beef and dairy cattle. A beef cow can drink up to five percent of its body weight in water per day; a high-producing dairy cow, up to 20...