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Ag News and Views: February 2001

Cattle Prices for 2001

The cattle cycle is alive and well in 2001, with prices for all classes of cattle moving upward over the last three years.

Evergreen Plant Choices Other than Eastern Red Cedars

The hollies are a diverse group of plants that fit in many landscapes and in hot and dry locations.

From Weeds to Forbs

Let's not be too hasty to kill weeds until we know what we are eliminating and evaluate the costs.

Mother of the Year

Consider using some form of a crossbred cow in your operation. No single breed excels in all aspects of beef production.

Quail Management on Small Acreages

Recent scientific information indicates quail populations may need enough contiguous habitat to support at least 800 quail to prevent localized extinction. Most landowners interested in quail do not own several thousand acres of habitat, so should they give up?

What to Expect from Spring Small-Grain Pasture

Forage yields should be high this spring. Excess rainfall has provided enough moisture to support spring forage production through graze-out.