Research demonstrates the advantages of preconditioning calves. The following tips are designed to help producers be more successful during the preconditioning phase of calf development.
A systemic grazing management plan and an efficient supplemental feeding program can help cattle producers more efficiently use forage resources.
Grazing cattle, goats and other species together has the potential to improve land management, animal health and economics.
Economic evaluation of options for producers considering when to market calves born in fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Risk management tools, including hedging, are available to producers marketing cattle.
Cover crops can add diversity to a system to benefit wildlife species in addition to extending the grazing season and improving soil health.
Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.
Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.
Noble Research Institute staff have experimented with growing cover crops in various environments in the Ardmore, Oklahoma, area over the past several years. Here are some observations.
Cover crops are a tool in agricultural production just as tractors and herbicides are tools. When used correctly and with purpose, they can be effective. When used incorrectly or with unrealistic expectations, they can be harmful.