Big farms aren’t ‘bad’
It’s just before 7:00 a.m. I’m pulling on my boots to step onto the fields of our family farm. The sun is rising, casting a pale glow across the land, making the warming frost sparkle. I love this part of my day. I walk out to the middle of the field and look over my crops.
Create Happy, Profitable Ranches With This Process
People and relationships are integral to running an effective and profitable business. The foundation to this effectiveness is the relationships formed by employers and their employees.
Management Considerations When Grazing Turnips with Cattle
Dr. Bruce Anderson
The Stock Exchange
Good moisture has boosted growth of summer planted turnips and many are ready to graze. Turnips may be the best grazing option available for late fall and winter. But, like everything else, they can cause problems.
How to improve beef cattle profitability
Emily G. Adams
One of the most useful practices beef producers can implement to improve the profitability of their herd is to check cows for pregnancy. This recommendation comes from Purdue University herd health DVM, Mark Hilton.
A Rancher And A Conservationist Forge An Unlikely Alliance
Mannix’s family has been ranching here for five generations. His cattle now are grass-fed, and that requires a lot of pasture-land, a lot of grass and a lot of water. Several creeks run through Mannix’s property, but there’s been a lot of drought recently.
Ranchers Selling Carbon Credits As Pilot Program Starts
Trying to stem the tide of land conversions to crops in the Prairie Pothole region, a pilot program spurred by a USDA grant has gotten a greenlight to sell carbon offsets from grasslands in North Dakota.
Cow-Calf in Confinement
Though known best as a feedlot nutritionist and beef industry writer, Kenneth Eng is a cattleman, too. He is currently focused on timber and cattle operations in Mississippi, but Eng has owned ranches in his native Nebraska, California, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Cow-calf management tips for November
The Leaf Chronicle
November can be made up of “good” or “bad” weather conditions. For example, as this update was being prepared, there was snow forecasted for upper east Tennessee and the Southern Appalachians. You may recall that during season changes the weather is more unpredictable. Keep a close watch on weather reports.
Cattle Feeding Profits May Be Short-Lived
In September, cattle feeders started turning a profit after more than two years of losses on average. Unfortunately, profits may be a short-lived exception.
Italian Ryegrass Over Oats As An Alfalfa Companion Crop
Hay and Forage Grower
After winterkill had wreaked havoc on Upper Midwestern alfalfa this past spring, growers with thinned stands scrambled to decide what to interseed into them.