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Ag News and Views: November 2004

An Ounce of Prevention May Lead to More Pounds of Live Calves From Heifers

With the current price of replacement cattle, we must maximize the number of heifers that become productive cows. What part does nutrition play in the birth of healthy calves?

Best of Times Still Have Challenges

The abundance of forage, combined with excellent cattle prices, has different repercussions for different operations. If you are predominantly a cow-calf producer, then you have to be concerned about a potentially higher-than-normal taxable income, and if you are a stocker operator, then you have to deal with much higher input costs.

Ecotype-Derived White Clover Cultivars and Their Place in the Southern Great Plains

White clover is the most widely used cool-season pasture legume throughout the world due to its aggressive running stems, called stolons, and its excellent reseeding ability. Can cultivars available to producers in the southeast U.S. be adapted for the southern Great Plains?

Think About Putting Away Pasture for the Winter

The question is, "Are your pastures ready for the winter?" Have you planned well enough ahead to bring warm-season pastures through the winter and have them respond as needed or expected next spring?

Use Caution and Common Sense When Operating ATVs

In the last few years, it seems an increasing number of people are getting injured or killed while operating an ATV.

Using In-Season Response for Effective Management of Nitrogen Fertilizer in Bermudagrass Hay Pastures

Bermudagrass is responsive to nitrogen fertilization. New technologies allow for more efficient fertilizer application and decreased production costs.

Walnut Bayou Deer Management Association Profile

A deer management association is a group of land managers in a region who share common deer management goals and make a decision to cooperatively manage their shared deer herd. The 12,640-acre Walnut Bayou Deer Management Association has deer statistics dating back to 1996 illustrating the advantages of landowner cooperation.