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Many cattle producers spend a large amount of money each year to control undesired plants. Enter goats.
Anyone who's been through even one calving season has most likely dealt with calving difficulty.
We often think about the bull as the means of introducing new genetics into a beef herd. However, management of the bull (or lack of it) after purchase is often the "Achilles Heel" of cattle production. Failure to pay attention to important management practices affecting the bull often results in reduced calving rates, increased calf mortality, and loss of uniformity and marketability.
Often times cow-calf producers have a difficult time incorporating replacement heifers into the cow herd with a high degree of success.
Heat stress can greatly impact cattle producers through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder performance. It has been estimated that heat-related events in the Midwest have cost the cattle industry over $75 million in the past 10 years.
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...
Pond fencing helps reduce erosion and improve water quality where livestock create bare banks and trails along a pond. A pond fence should protect all of a dam, the initial portion of a spillway, a portion of the incoming waterway(s), and most if not all of the shoreline.
Many landowners are building and stocking new ponds, as well as re-stocking old ponds that dried up, with fish to increase water reserves and provide fisheries for family enjoyment or income. It's good to take time to consider all of the values that ponds have to offer before actually beginning the dirt work.
Five Oklahoma farmers and ranchers share their stories the stories behind our food and why they love producing it.
This composite tool is good for external parasite control, animal nutrition, grazing management, and is very grazer friendly in our rotational grazing unit.