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  • 2017
  • February

Top 10 Ways to Make Cow Herds More Profitable

It has been well-documented in popular press and repeatedly confirmed at sale barns and coffee shops that the current calf market is about one-half of where it was just 2 ½ years ago. The short-term...
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  • 2017
  • April

Economics of Fertilizing Bermudagrass for Cow-Calf Production

Fertilizer prices have fallen in recent months. Unfortunately, so have cattle prices. Does it pay to fertilize bermudagrass pastures to increase carrying capacity in times like these? To answer this...
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  • 2017
  • September

Feeding Hay More Efficiently

A systemic grazing management plan and an efficient supplemental feeding program can help cattle producers more efficiently use forage resources.

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  • 2018
  • January

How to Control Winter Weeds in Summer Pastures

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, reviews ways to control cool-season weeds, including ryegrass, thistles and henbit, in perennial warm-season pastures.

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  • 2018
  • May 2018

Using Bermudagrass Pastures to Meet Cow Nutrient Requirements

Winter supplementation for a cow can account for anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of the annual cost of maintaining the cow. Therefore, producers should plan their winter supplementation strategies during the growing season to allow for more options and to reduce winter feed costs when utilizing bermudagrass pastures.

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  • 2018
  • August 2018

Hay Shows: A Fading Tradition With Benefits Yet to Give

Whether you are buying, selling or just producing hay for personal use, testing is an invaluable tool. Forage testing is also a large part of another tool that seems to be becoming a thing of the past: the local hay show.

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  • 2019
  • October 2019

Grazing Native Grass Pastures Is More Economical Than Feeding Hay to Cows in Winter

Producers can save money by using native grass as a standing hay crop when overwintering a cow herd, since the supplemental feed costs are less than feeding hay plus supplementation.

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Prussic Acid, Nitrate Poisoning and Grass Tetany in Beef Cattle

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, offers a comprehensive summary of data on prussic acid, nitrate poisoning and grass tetany to aid beef cattle producers in health management and herd protection.

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Bermudagrass as a Forage and Hay Crop in the Southern Great Plains

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant, presents a thorough overview of bermudagrass, a warm-season perennial grass, including recommendations for its establishment and management as a forage and hay crop.