Numerous management factors can have an impact on the economics of beef production, as well as on other livestock enterprises. Every farm is different, so the relevance of a given issue to a particular farm varies. However, a management approach that typically is of great economic value often interacts with [...]
The most expensive aspect of raising livestock is providing feed for them. In general, pasture forage is less expensive than hay or other stored feed, including hay. Here is a concise review of the major options for reducing stored feed. Use Cool Season and Warm Season Forages On some [...]
Whether treating for specific plants or specific areas with RM43, uniform application of herbicide is essential for effective weed control. Varying the rate of application or dilution ratios even slightly can result in either a poor result or unnecessary waste of product—and both are a misuse of time, money, and [...]
As stored feed needs go down, the profitability of a livestock operation generally goes up. Growing several pasture forage crops with differing growing seasons is an excellent way to provide more total days of grazing on a given farm. Annual forages often play an extremely important role in extending grazing, [...]
One of the biggest challenges associated with raising livestock is providing feed for them. For most livestock producers, continual striving to provide a long grazing season for their animals is highly beneficial. Doing this minimizes the amount of hay or other stored feed that will be needed. It is an [...]
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