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Ranchers Learn About Developing Grass

“Do you think of yourself as a beef producer or a grass producer?” a representative from DuPont asked a group of ranchers during his presentation at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic.

“Do you think of yourself as a beef producer or a grass producer?” a representative from DuPont asked a group of ranchers during his presentation at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic. “If you don't grow grass, you can't grow beef.”

Craig Alford, a range, pasture and invasives portfolio manager with DuPont, gave a presentation on pasture management during the Nebraska Feedlot and Veterinary Day, which was held for the first-time ever during the Classic.

Alford said every rancher should have a goal to develop more grass for their operation.

“If you have more grass, you can run more cattle, have more hay to cut, and less feed to purchase,” Alford said. “You will also have higher weaning weights on your calves, and an overall, more efficient operation.”

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