Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil.
It is important to properly develop heifers before the breeding season and to continue managing them during and after the calving season.
Proper off-season management of bulls can ensure longevity within the herd and a subsequent successful breeding season.
A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. Most municipalities require a specific absorption rate to issue permits for construction of new buildings and new septic systems.
For most cattle producers, culling cows is not an easy task. However, some culling needs to be done each year to maintain optimal productivity.
Pasture managers may dread droughts. However, with proper planning and preparation, they can minimize the damage and keep operations running smoothly.
Channel catfish is one of the three most commonly stocked fish species in Southern Great Plains (largemouth bass and bluegill are the others). Properly managed channel catfish provides an enjoyable sport fishery with relatively predictable results.
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.
The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors.
A balance sheet is a very useful tool for ranchers to see their financial progress over time. In this article, we’ll take a look at two other financial statements that can help you understand the financial health of your business. Together, these three statements provide powerful insight.