April 30, 2018
All cattle are “grass-fed” until they reach the finishing phase. Calves are usually sent to a feedlot for finishing, where they’re put on a high-concentrate diet to add marbling...


April 30, 2018
The title is a common question that I get when discussing the management of a property or when a producer considers buying or leasing a new property...


April 10, 2018
In the South, there are complaints of temperatures in the 50s. Those in the North are doing the same about lows in the teens and frequent snow showers. In both cases, spring is slow to get out of firs...


March 15, 2018
Drought is often not a question of “if” but rather “when.” Having a plan in place to get through it can keep both cattle and pastures productive...


March 15, 2018
Full disclosure — I am not an economist. However, my premise is this: For various reasons, many growers would be economically better off growing a different forage than what they have...


March 15, 2018
Adaptive grazing is a term describing a management approach that includes many practices such as frequent rotation of cattle and stockpiling for winter grazing...


March 15, 2018
With spring soon upon us, March is the perfect time to revisit or begin a grazing plan and develop strategies to manage new forage growth...


Feb. 20, 2018
When pitchers and catchers are called to Florida and Arizona, it brings the annual rebirth of America’s pastime. It also marks a time when pasture managers need to start frost seeding or begin givin...


Feb. 15, 2018
The benefits of clover are frequently extolled. We have all heard the sermons (or preached them)...


Feb. 15, 2018
Pasture-based livestock production at first glance is a simple system. Producers use herbivores to harvest forage and create something they can sell (or enjoy)...