Daily Archives: August 17, 2016

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 “above and beyond” farm wife qualities

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 “above and beyond” farm wife qualities

FarmTalk

10. She’s OK cleaning the whole house except for the two-foot radius around his recliner.

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Brahman on the Grid:  Time to Get Over the Hump

Brahman on the Grid:  Time to Get Over the Hump

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Spend some time at the local sale barn, and you’ll figure out pretty quickly that a little ear is seen as a good reason to knock down the price for a feeder steer. This seems to hold true even in a market where buyers are all but fighting over calves.

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Making hay: Balancing time and money

Making hay: Balancing time and money

Chris Penrose

Progressive Forage

Over the years, I have had various discussions with hay producers on whether we should try to improve fertility in our hay and pasture fields or try to get more forages from nearby farms. There are advantages and disadvantages to each.

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Time to Start Prepping Your Pastures for Fall

Time to Start Prepping Your Pastures for Fall

Victor Shelton

On Pasture

My dear Mother always said that the older you get, the faster time goes, she was right. I really don’t know what happened to the summer. But here it is, August already. This is the prep month for the beginnings of fall activities starting with the seeding of permanent vegetation, early planting of annuals for grazing/haying and getting ready for any cover crop/annuals being planted for grazing on cropland after row crops are harvested.

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Minimize heat stress when working cattle

Minimize heat stress when working cattle

Laura Mushrush

Drovers

Heat and humidity are two deadly environmental cards Mother Nature deals during the dog days of summer, making it crucial for producers to be aware of the impacts heat stress can have on their cattle.

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The Art of Analytics Helping to Keep Beef Industry Relevant for Today’s Consumer

The Art of Analytics Helping to Keep Beef Industry Relevant for Today’s Consumer

Oklahoma Farm Report

As the beef industry transitions from traditional media promotion to building its presence online, there is a greater understanding being learned about how to most effectively reach today’s consumer.

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Summertime pond management requires planning and caution

Summertime pond management requires planning and caution

Adam Russell

Southern Livestock

Higginbotham said thinning or eradicating aquatic vegetation can improve the overall environment for the pond and increase the pond’s utility for recreation, livestock watering and/or irrigation. However, in larger ponds managed for largemouth bass and appropriate forage species, some degree of aquatic vegetation coverage may provide beneficial habitat and harbor food items.

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Five things you should know about round-bale feeding

Five things you should know about round-bale feeding

Beef Producer

There exist so many variables in round bales as a feedstuff that common pricing by the bale or by some guesstimate of tonnage is seriously flawed.

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Defining profitable cows

Defining profitable cows

The Cattle Business Weekly

Kindra Gordon

Former Montana State University Beef Extension Specialist John Paterson recently collected comments from several industry experts asking them to describe a “profitable cow.”

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