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  • 2013
  • October

Five basic principles increase soil health

Are you a cattle manager, a grass manager or a soil manager? Many cattlemen view livestock as their base crop through the sale of beef. Others view grass as their base crop. While management of...
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  • 2016
  • December

Winter offers ideal time for key forage management activities

Although many of us think of the winter as being a slow time in forage management, it is actually the ideal time to perform some key activities that allow us to better manage our pastures and grazing...
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  • 2011
  • March

The Economics of Hoop House Fruits and Vegetables

A hoop house is "a freestanding or gutter-connected covered structure, without heating or electrical power, using passive ventilation for air exchange and cooling, and an irrigation system for crop...
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  • 2017
  • January

Container Gardening: Here's What You Need to Know

During my professional career, I have witnessed the emergence and adoption of several production philosophies and technologies that continue to have a significant impact on both hobby and commercial...
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  • 2017
  • February

Three Financial Records to Help You Make Better Decisions

When it comes to record-keeping, there is a general feeling of dread caused by the idea of having to account for every little detail. While this is an understandable feeling, you should never fear...
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  • 2017
  • February

How to Prioritize Pasture When Cutting Expenses on the Ranch

When economic times necessitate "tightening of the purse strings," so to speak, too often livestock producers cut back severely on pasture management and associated expenses. This often leads to the...
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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
  • April

Top 10 Traits of a Successful Grazing Land Manager

According to recent data, the number of people moving to Southern Great Plains states like Texas is more than 1,400 per day. Private lands in the U.S. are undergoing significant changes. For example,...
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  • 2017
  • September

10 Tips for a Successful Weaning and Preconditioning Season

Research demonstrates the advantages of preconditioning calves. The following tips are designed to help producers be more successful during the preconditioning phase of calf development.

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  • 2017
  • August

Cover Crop Economic Considerations

Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.