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Many land managers incorporate prescribed fires into a management plan alongside grazing livestock. Other land managers feel it is not feasible to graze and burn on the same operation. But when prescribed fire is used strategically, its benefits outweigh any negatives.
When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the heifers you need. Or you could outsource and purchase virgin heifers from a different operation and breed them to the bull(s) of your choice. Another option is to buy heifers bred to a bull that would roll straight into your program.
From November to January, pecan producers should be continuing harvest and preparing for a new year in the orchard.
It is important to properly develop heifers before the breeding season and to continue managing them during and after the calving season.
One of the greatest challenges facing agriculture is economic uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers can mitigate economic risk by building resiliency in their operations, and Noble research aims to help.
Charlotte Talbott, Lloyd Noble Scholar in Ag, is testing a new technology that could help ranchers manage grazing cattle with efficiency and ease.
Brian Hays introduces himself as a new pasture and range management consultant with the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Stockpiling defers a forage from grazing to allow it to accumulate forage mass for grazing during fall and winter.