The seven regional honorees that will vie for the 2006 National Environmental Stewardship Award (ESA) have been named. Among the honored are: Blight Family Farms, Albion, MI; Hayston Farms, Mansfield, GA; Clan Farms, Atlantic, IA; San Pedro Ranch...
Jim Gerrish, author of BEEF magazine's Grazier's Page, is the recipient of the American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA) 2006 Distinguished Service Award. Gerrish, a grazing-management consultant based in May, ID, and former lead pasture...
By adding goats to his cattle operation, Cope moved his brush clearing from the expense column to the income column. He generates income from kid sales, reduces cost in brush control, all while improving his cattle pastures.
To the consternation of many, ranch water rights are being sold to fuel urban growth.
Tall fescue leads the forage stockpiling pack when it comes to fall yields. Tall fescue had the greatest fall yield and among the greatest total season yields of eight species evaluated.
Producers can increase forage and livestock production, and decrease the costs of fertilizing, harvesting and feeding hay, by allowing livestock to harvest more of their feed from irrigated pastures.
Tall fescue leads the forage stockpiling pack when it comes to fall yields.
The Western Hay Business Conference and Expo, sponsored by Hay & Forage Grower magazine, is set for Oct. 24-25 in Spokane, WA. It will feature a panel of innovative hay growers discussing ways to increase sales and profits.