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The pandemic has brought more people into nearby parks and public lands for hiking, biking and other recreational activities. Those encounters with animals (or their manure) represent a prime opportunity for members of the public to learn about agriculture and the ecological benefits of rangelands.
Much like humans, beef cattle can adapt over time to their grazing sources with proper management, but there are certain forages that can present issues for cattle, according to experts at Kansas State (K-State) University’s Beef Cattle Institute.
Part of the winter feed expense equation is deciding whether standing forage can be grazed or if hay must be fed.
A pair of conservation groups has sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), yet again alleging endangered species have been harmed by cattle grazing. This time, the groups have made the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (RNCA) in southeastern Arizona their focus.
How do we put gain on cattle cheaply? Does it mean we limit spending on all inputs? Or does it mean we optimize spending to get our costs of g…
Due to the impacts of the drought, livestock producers are in search of additional feed.
Beef cattle prices and forage conditions have been much improved for Texas producers so far in 2021, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.
A ranching operation is a sustainable forage production and utilization enterprise. With good management, forage is an extremely valuable renewable resource and represents the most cost-effective feed resource to maintain health and productivity in cow-calf operations.