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Farmers have used significant quantities of nitrogen on their cool-season forages. This practice has been shown to acidify the soils over time. We conducted an economic study to determine the effect of considering the cost of lime on the current recommendations about the optimal level of nitrogen.
On many agricultural operations, there are always projects to work on. Often, range management or improvement projects fall in the nonessential category until they reach a critical point. However, it is best to consider whether there is a financial incentive (or penalty) for waiting until there is a critical mass to address this type of project.
The Noble Research Institute’s economics consultants and computing services team have created two new web-based tools to provide producers with current Oklahoma cattle market information.
This year’s preconditioning outlook looks to have tighter margins than what we’ve seen in the past couple years. However, by managing costs and keeping an eye on the markets, there is profit to be made for both backgrounding and running stocker cattle.