Grazing management involves more than moving cattle out of a pasture once the forage has been consumed. A good manager needs to know about the plants the pasture contains, its soil quality, water resources, and optimal resting period...
For the past seven years, Mike Moon's had his winter-feed supply working for him three ways — as winter feed, as animal shelter, and as a fuel-saving measure.
“I think program feeding is the biggest opportunity for stockers in our area this year, other than getting lots of rain the next couple of months,” says David Lalman, Oklahoma State University Extension beef specialist.
Most all business partners in share-lease arrangements want an equitable (fair) agreement. It's one where the cow owner and working rancher share the calf crop in the same proportion they share the production expenses of operating the beef cow herd.
limit-feeding — feeding commodity and supplement — makes stocker operations more predictable. With limit-feeding, you can get stocker cattle to their target weight on time even when forage isn't available.
as pastures and native ranges turn from green to brown, the nutritional value of standing and stockpiled forage supplies takes on a whole new meaning.
Designed for either experienced grass farmers or those just entering the field, Grass-Fed Cattle is a 374-page manual that offers all the whys and how-tos on producing natural beef, regardless of herd size or acreage. Grass-Fed Cattle is authored...
A three-day intensive, hands-on grazing school is set for Sept. 12-14 at the CLC Ranch in Oacoma, SD.