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  • 2011
  • November

Learning From the Drought of 2011

The drought of 2011 will not soon be forgotten. It's been a year of record low rainfall and record high temperatures.
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  • 2014
  • May

Monitoring pastures assists sustainable management

To properly manage pastures, variables must be monitored and some measured. In this article, we will discuss what prescribed grazing is and identify the variables critical to managing pastures.
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  • 2013
  • August

Monitoring summer forage assists winter management

It is a good time for producers to inventory forages - including what is going to be harvested and stored as hay (or silage) as well as the production remaining in the pastures that will be grazed.
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  • 2015
  • May

Planning, management promotes year-round grazing

Be flexible, proactive and have a mindset of year-long forage flow in addition to seasonal grazing.
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  • 2016
  • June

Intuitive assessment aids stocking rate management

The intuitive approach to determining stocking rate adjustments uses producers' experience and historical information.
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  • 2012
  • July

Continuing Repercussions of the 2011 Drought

Limited rainfall and record heat forced the liquidation of livestock, the likes of which most of us have never seen in our lifetimes. Only the most astute land managers will recover quickly, while the majority will experience lasting effects. It may take as many as three to five years for some to fully recover and that is only if we see good years along the way.
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  • 2014
  • August

Nature manages native plant communities

Several things drive native plant communities: sunlight, soils, water, herbivory, fire and rest. We could learn a few things by paying attention.
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  • 2013
  • May

Rainfall and forage data guide stocking decisions

The adage "you cannot manage what you do not measure" has many applications, including stocking rate or, more accurately, carrying capacity. However, in the management of beef cattle operations, carrying capacity has traditionally received little attention.
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  • 2015
  • April

New crop insurance option protects producers

The USDA established the Rainfall Index Annual Forage Plan in May 2013. The program offers castrophic risk and/or buy-up coverage to producers who annually plant crops used for livestock feed.
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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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