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Growing forage for grass-fed beef
Aug. 31, 2017
The success of a grass-fed beef operation relies on getting average daily gains of at least 2 pounds per day. Animals will need to maintain a body condition score of 6 or better...
Do corn genetics matter when grazing residue?
Feb. 15, 2017
Every year I hear cattle producers make the comment: “Cattle don’t seem to do as well as they used to when grazing corn residue.”...
Consider oats, brassicas after corn silage
Nov. 9, 2016
It makes sense to cover the ground and protect our precious soil and water resources, especially after harvest of corn silage; but why not also produce additional forage?...
Beef profits may hinge on forage quality
Oct. 18, 2016
Margins are precariously thin for cow-calf and stocker operations. As the time has come to hunker down for winter feeding and grazing, harvested forage quality may very well be the determining factor...
Buying hay: Lower quality may make sense
Oct. 18, 2016
Due to the current beef-market situation, many producers are evaluating ways to cut costs without negatively impacting production. Feeding cows comprises the largest percentage of annual producti...
Harvesting Summer Annual Forage Crops
June 2, 2015
Summer annual forages (such as pearl millet, sorghum x sudangrass hybrids, etc.) are known for their remarkable ability to grow fast and produce several tons of forage in a short time period, ev...
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