Dividing a land resource with fencing into paddocks gives the operator control over livestock and allows him to allocate their grazing over a set period of time. How to fence a land resource can become a major issue, and thought and consideration must be given to establishing a fencing plan.
The late freeze in April of this year inflicted severe damage to crops of some tree fruits and pecans in several areas of Oklahoma and north Texas. If it seems to you that cold weather damage to certain crops has become increasingly common in recent years - here are some statistics that agree with you.
The Controlled-Rotation Grazing Unit at the Pasture Demonstration Farm has many facets and alternative techniques of forage and beef cattle management. The unit is somewhat stable in management approach, but we do adjust and/or add to it occasionally.
In many situations, the use of grass carp is an economical, long lasting, and effective option. However, grass carp are not appropriate for every pond. Whether grass carp should be stocked in a pond or not, depends on the goals for the pond.
If you are thinking about the possibility of leasing, now is the time to begin planning for next year. Although recreational leasing is not for everyone, it can, under the right circumstances, generate extra income.
Do you employ the same management in good and bad times and hope that there are enough good times to cover the bad? You may not be able to control the market or the weather, but you, and you alone, make the decisions that determine the efficiency of your operation.