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  • 2014
  • May

Hay analysis provides value

As you are looking for next winter's hay, you should take a sample of each lot before committing to purchase. A hay analysis prior to purchase offers one of the greatest returns on investment in the ranching business.
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  • 2014
  • February

First hollow stem in wheat triggers grazing decision

If you use a dual-purpose wheat system of grazing and grain production, detection of the development of wheat's first hollow stem is critical to gauge when to remove cattle from grazing.
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  • 2013
  • November

Management associations support regional improvement

Currently, 17 associations exist in Oklahoma for prescribed burning, and more will be formed with assistance from the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association.
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  • 2013
  • November

Common sense guides stockpiled forage management

Beef cattle can consume and obtain nutritional value from a variety of stockpiled forages to reduce the winter hay feeding period.
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  • 2013
  • November

Study reveals legume-fescue mixture economics

In response to limited information about the economic potential of grazing novel versus toxic tall fescue, a collaborative study between the Noble Research Institute and the University of Arkansas was conducted.
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  • 2013
  • August

Monitoring summer forage assists winter management

It is a good time for producers to inventory forages - including what is going to be harvested and stored as hay (or silage) as well as the production remaining in the pastures that will be grazed.
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  • 2012
  • October

Assess Forage Reserves Now for Fall, Winter Grazing

There are several "classes" of reserve forages that are available for grazing livestock beginning in September and going forward through winter. It is critical to take inventory of forage reserves now to determine what is on hand and what is expected to be produced.
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  • 2012
  • August

Is Nitrogen Fertilizer Worth the Cost for Winter Pasture?

At the time of writing, urea costs about $750 per ton. This means that a pound of nitrogen from urea costs about 82 cents. This is a very high price and leads to the logical question, "Is it worth the cost to fertilize winter pasture for stockers?" I'll try to answer this question, but let's define the ground rules.
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  • 2012
  • September

Using Winter Pasture as a Hay Replacement

As commodity prices increase and the amount of hay available decreases, many are concerned about feeding their cattle until spring. Winter pasture, while expensive and traditionally thought of for use with stocker cattle, may fit in your cow management system.
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How to Sample Forage for Haying or Grazing

Forage sampling in a standing pasture allows us to get a feed value estimate of forages that will be fed to livestock. Pasture and Range Consultant Hugh Aljoe demonstrates two forage sampling methods...