Improve Silage Management With These Tips
To ensure good storage and fermentation, Karla Hernandez, SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist said that corn for silage should typically be harvested between 60-70 moisture. "One of the main characteristics of corn silage is that it is well-suited to preserve forage at an optimum harvest stage that maximizes energy content," Hernandez said.
Cattle Feeding: Risky Business
Cattle feeders know their business is full of risks. At the 2014 Feeding Quality Forum, held last week in Kearney, Neb., and Amarillo, Texas, attendees learned more about immediate and long-term threats to profitability.
Why I Raise Cattle
Mother Eath News
I share these concerns and feel strongly about the need to transform the food system. I think Americans eat too much meat and that conventional beef production is a disaster.
Humane treatment of cattle yields better beef — and better sales
The Denver Post
As U.S. beef consumption continues to decline year after year, cattle producers are finding that treating their cows well still can bring in record money.
Replacement Heifers: Raise, Buy or Sell?
When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and "take the money and run," said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
For Cow Calf Producers- A Great Time to Be in the Cattle Business- Derrell Peel Tells All
Oklahoma Farm Report
For the cow calf end of the beef cattle industry, it’s a great time to be in the business as long as you have been able to hang onto your cow herd through the years of drought. Cattle numbers are tight and prices here in 2014 have really responded with records being broken multiple times as the year has worn on.
California kicks off the fall bull market
Dr. Bob Hough
Western Livestock Journal
The fall bull selling season is about to be in full swing starting with the early sales in California. Obviously, California has been dealt a tough hand in the last few years with a severe drought, which has caused cow numbers to decline.
Haying equipment: What happens in the baler’s belly?
Progressive Forage Grower
If a baler were a cow, we could install a cannula into the baler’s belly and watch the internal action. We could install cameras in the throat, the rumen and the nether parts – or the correlating baler parts, such as at the pick-up teeth, the knotter, the cutter, the plunger, and all the way out to the loader and truck.
More Grass, Same Acres?
University of Nebraska
Is it possible to increase the amount of grass produced in the same pasture? The answer is "maybe". Your semi-arid rangeland may have room to improve.
Fall weed control helps boost pasture and rangeland potential
Weed control generally is more effective on perennial plants later in the season as they move carbohydrates to roots for winter storage. “When applied in fall, herbicides can be readily transported to the roots of perennial plants,” explains Matt McGowin, DuPont crop protection range and pasture specialist for Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama from the Southern Region.