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  • 2003
  • July

Feeding, Culling Are Main Drought Considerations

When you live in Oklahoma or Texas, drought management should never be far from your mind.
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  • 2012
  • October

Evaluate Winter Cow Management Following Drought

Many areas continue to face hardships due to the lack of precipitation. This fall brings hope for the end of drought conditions, but the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook suggests the drought will persist or intensify in many areas of the Southern Great Plains.
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  • 2013
  • June

Healthy soil aids drought and flood management

Other than the lack or abundance of precipitation, the reason for droughts and floods is the soil's inability to effectively absorb and release water.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1996
  • September

Surviving Drought-High Feed Costs and Low Cattle Prices

The basic management principles that enable us to survive bad times are the same as those that enable us to thrive in the good times.
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  • 1998
  • September

Winter Pasture Options Following Drought Conditions

An option available to producers this fall is overseeding the warm season pastures with a cool season forage, assuming we have adequate moisture conditions at planting. With our summer pastures being grazed short, early establishment is very possible and would thus facilitate fall forage production.
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  • 2012
  • April

What Will Cows Cost in the Future?

With the challenges of the drought, the beef cow inventory declined 3.1 percent for an annual inventory of 2011 and prospects for further decline are evident unless changes occur in cow slaughter and heifer retention. With this decline, the 2012 U.S. calf crop stands at 35 million head, the lowest in 60 years.
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  • 2012
  • September

Drought Challenges Bring Opportunities

Update February 2018 During drought conditions, there are many challenges for cattle producers. Grain and feed prices may skyrocket, hay could be in short supply, pasture conditions could very well...
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  • 2011
  • May

Use Moisture Management Strategies to Survive Drought

When the rain falls, here are some tips and strategies that will help you capture and use as much of it as you can.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1999
  • August

When It's Hot It's Hot and When It's Not, It's Still Hot!

Rains and normal temperatures into June have taken some of the sting out of the memories of last summer's drought. For cattle kept during the summer of 1998, many of the effects of heat stress were...
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  • 2018
  • August 2018

Drought Tolerance: An Important Characteristic for Tall Fescue Persistence

Drought is the most crucial constraint to crop productivity. Most of Earth’s surface area is not suitable for crop production due to severe water limitations, and the scenario is likely to get worse especially in the southern Midwest and southeastern United States. Recent climate models suggest an increase in aridity in many areas of the world. More than 35 percent of the world’s land is considered arid or semiarid. Even in areas of high rainfall, crops experience water stress due to uneven rainfall distribution. Drought can cause significant crop yield loss and under severe conditions up to 100 percent crop loss is experienced.