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Getting more out of less is an attractive concept in tough economic times. In 2008, average cow costs ran around $534 per head including depreciation - averages can be deceiving.
During 2004, the Agricultural Division began increasing its interaction with agencies and other groups who are also connected with ag producers. The division plans to expand these activities in 2005.
Burning, grazing, and rest are generally the most powerful tools for managing local wildlife habitats. It may seem simple to light a match, stock some cattle, or erect a fence, but accomplishing specific habitat management goals with these tools requires considerable study and management. This article addresses some fundamentals of prescribed burning.
Assuming the region has received sufficient moisture between now and February to allow a wheat crop to develop this spring, several options are available to a producer with a wheat crop start thinking about the economics of graze-out versus harvest for grain.
This composite tool is good for external parasite control, animal nutrition, grazing management, and is very grazer friendly in our rotational grazing unit.
Although the soil testing analytical procedures are completed by the private laboratory, all recommendations are made by Noble Research Institute soil fertility specialists.
Significant progress has been made since the first National Beef Quality Audits, but a review of the 12 current NBQA goals shows that the industry can do more.
Three major inputs have a direct impact on the bottom line of an agricultural operation: feed, fertilizer and fuel. All three of these inputs experienced a decrease in price in late 2008 and early 2009, but the drastic decrease in the price of fuel will be the focus of this article.
Some of the advantages of a rotational grazing unit are the fringe benefits of higher stock density when compared to more extensive grazing situations. One of the obvious benefits is the more uniform distribution of excrement within paddocks provided management is in line to control distribution.
Even when cattle prices are at high levels, producers should consider the value of gain when making marketing decisions.