Heart of America Grazing Conference

Heart of America Grazing Conference

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The Heart of America Grazing Conference is a joint educational effort between Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri university, government, industry, and producer representatives to provide livestock producers with the most current regional grazing information and resources.

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Breeding Decisions Don’t Always Work as Planned, but Positive Action Can Be Taken

Breeding Decisions Don’t Always Work as Planned, but Positive Action
Can Be Taken

Tom Brink

Red Angus Association of America

Does every breeding decision work out as planned? We know the answer is “no,” as every breeder has experienced firsthand. To better understand what can happen when good matings go bad, let’s evaluate data from the LiveWiRED project,

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Reducing losses when feeding hay to beef cattle

Reducing losses when feeding hay to beef cattle

Justin McDaniel

The Ada News

Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. Recent analyses show that hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture.

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Maximize Cattle Production and Help Bobwhites on Your Land

Maximize Cattle Production and Help Bobwhites on Your Land

Nick Schell

USDA

You’re probably familiar with the northern bobwhite and its decline. The bobwhite, or what many of us call quail, has seen its population dip by more than 80 percent across large sections of its range during the past 60 years.  Farmers can greatly help the species with a few tweaks to their cattle operations.

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Western Innovator: Researcher establishes grazing as fire tool

Western Innovator: Researcher establishes grazing as fire tool

Brad Carlson

Capital Press

Kirk Davies and his fellow rangeland scientists in southeastern Oregon for years produced studies showing earlier grazing reduces future fire risk while benefiting native plants. Now they are working to figure out how to apply these lessons on the larger scale that the vast sagebrush steppe landscape often demands.

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How Much Hay Will a Cow Consume?

How Much Hay Will a Cow Consume?

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs. Hay or standing forage intake must be estimated in order to make the calculations. Forage quality will be a determining factor in the amount of forage consumed.

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Blockchain for the beef chain

Blockchain for the beef chain

Katrina Huffstutler

High Plains Journal

“I could learn more about your organization by sharing data, I can learn more about my organization, but also together, we can learn a whole lot more” he said “What we believe in is, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” While the audience of quality-focused cattlemen was intrigued, many had the same concern, voiced in a question: Is it secure? Gopie assured them it is.

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