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February Beef Cattle Management Calendar

February Beef Cattle Management Calendar Seeding: Legumes can drastically improve quality and quantity of forage. An electric seeder on a four …

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December Cattle Management

SPRING-CALVING HERD Begin Winter Feeding. Divide the herd into groups for winter feeding, which may include: Weaned calves First and second-calf heifers and …

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November Cattle Management

SPRING-CALVING HERD Plan your winter feeding program. Obtain cow and calf weights and see your county Extension agent for information on …

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Hay is For…

As the saying goes, “hay is for horses.” There is a wealth of truth in that statement. Just as …

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2, 4, 8, Lets Renovate!!!

Fall is an ideal time to renovate your pastures! Forage stands vary in longevity, periods of drought, overgrazing, and …

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Spring Grazing Starts Now

The spring grazing season is now in full swing, which means we may encounter many issues with grazing livestock. …

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Spring Cleaning for Horses Too!

Spring is here, although the temperatures and weather might lead us to think otherwise. While we are beginning spring-cleaning …

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Winter Management of Beef Cattle

By: Jonathan Black, Randolph County Livestock/Field Crops Extension Agent Greetings! I am the new livestock and field crops extension agent …

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