During a discussion of the economics of forage-livestock production, the point will usually be made that stored feed (predominately hay) should be a major consideration. It is a fact that feeding animals during times when pasture forage is not available is typically the greatest expense associated with production of grazing [...]
Once a forage-livestock producer has decided to plant a given forage species, he or she will usually find there are several varieties of which seed is available. So how should a person go about deciding which variety to plant? Advice from friends, neighbors, and respected advisors can be helpful, but [...]
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 [...]
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