Tips for Stockpile Grazing Timing, Fencing and Pasture Size

Tips for Stockpile Grazing Timing, Fencing and Pasture Size

Victor Shelton

On Pasture

If possible and practical, it is best to not start grazing stockpiled forage until it goes dormant. Until it goes dormant, every time that solar panel of leaves is removed, the plant will draw from the reserves in the roots. If you hurt those reserves too much, and you will set back spring growth. If you don’t allow longer rest period in the spring to allow the plant to build back roots and reserves, you can really hurt your forage stand.

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Energy and balance: The value of processed corn

Energy and balance: The value of processed corn

Heidi Doering-Resch

Progressive Cattle

Correctly identifying the right corn product for use with your feed inventory, within your cattle feeding region, and utilizing the right cost to assist in formulation is not an easy task given the market variation we as cattle feeders are currently subject to.

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Judge Says Public Has Interest in Animal Safety in Facilities

Judge Says Public Has Interest in Animal Safety in Facilities

Todd Neeley

DTN

The state of Iowa cannot enforce a new ag trespass law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last March, after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction this week in a lawsuit brought against the law by animal rights groups.

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Does genomic info matter when you bid on a bull?

Does genomic info matter when you bid on a bull?

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

Wintertime is a time of bull sale catalogs competing for space in the mailbox with Christmas cards and offers for another credit card you don’t need. Indeed, perusing bull sale catalogs is a time-honored winter event in many ranch houses.

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: How are They Different

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: How are They Different

VitaFerm

Prebiotic and probiotic sound similar; in fact, with just one letter difference, you might even believe they function equally too. However, that is not the case. Both prebiotics and probiotics do play a role in the health of the bacteria found in the digestive tract. Yes, there are good bacteria in there.

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The hidden cost of cow depreciation

The hidden cost of cow depreciation

Farms.com

When asking cow-calf producers what it costs to raise cattle, often they will list feed and equipment as two of the largest expenses they have. Others might include labor on the list. But experts at Kansas State University say that one cost not often thought of or accounted for is the decreasing value of the cow over time.

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Time to pass and celebrate the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

Time to pass and celebrate the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

Raymond Robertson

The Hill

The acronym mashup of NAFTA and USMCA has walked a trade tightrope for over a year and kept the entire North American continent in suspense.  But now Congress stands at the cusp of voting on the United States-Mexico- Canada Agreement (USMCA) that modifies the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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