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Ag News and Views: February 2011

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Cattle Lice

Often, producers will let lice populations decline naturally as cattle shed their winter hair, but the major damage has already been done by then.

Improving Native Pecan Groves

Mother Nature has blessed several landowners in Oklahoma and Texas with a potential income enterprise. Native pecans are found along the rivers, streams and creeks in both states. On average, 35 million pounds of native pecans are harvested from both states.

Increased Buck Survival Through Better Management

If you are willing to pass up a few bucks next year, you may begin to wonder what will happen to them during post-rut.

Maximizing the Efficacy of Glyphosate

In some areas of the U.S., we are seeing glyphosate-resistant weeds. One strategy to prevent herbicide-resistant weeds from developing is to get a good kill with all herbicides that are used.

The Efficiency of Beef Production

By my way of thinking, the most efficient food-producing animals for human consumption are herbivores. Herbivores are animals that are adapted to eat plants.

Using Value of Gain To Determine Calf Affordability

The price of calves finished 2010 on a strong note, and these increased prices have changed the value of gain. The value of gain is what the market pays for an additional pound of weight gained.