Hay feeding losses are often as high as storage losses. Some hay losses during feeding can be expected with any feeding system, but the amount of loss varies with the system used. The major objective for any feeding system should be to keep loses to a practical minimum level, thus … Read More
In the Oct. 29 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel talks what pastures in Oklahoma; and Glenn Selk discusses maintaining cow body condition between calving and the breeding season.
Recent rain events are delaying harvests of some warm-season crops and planting of cool-season crops, including winter forages for cattle producers. Widespread rains across Texas have brought much-needed moisture to drought-stricken areas of the state, but too much moisture is causing problems for producers trying to harvest and/or plant crops.
Cool and wet weather was experienced across the state. Freezing temperatures were reported in the Northern High Plains. Rainfall received in areas of the Edwards Plateau, South Central Texas, the Blacklands and East Texas, ranged between 3 and 8 inches. The rest of the state received between 0.5 and 3 … Read More
In the Oct. 22 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel talks rain and crop harvest and wheat pastures; plus, Glenn Selk discusses the concerns of prussic acid and nitrate poisoning after light frost
If your crystal ball is not working, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to a potential drought. Another drought will occur – the only question is when. Some best management practices can prepare us for a potential drought: forage management, grazing management and utilization … Read More
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has new publications on two opportunistic and invasive grasses from Mexico now spreading into some Edwards Plateau and Concho Valley pastures. The culprits are Mexican needlegrass, which is infiltrating mostly from oil and gas operations, and Mexican feathergrass, a popular ornamental, which is escaping … Read More