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Regional Roundup

The Regional Roundup is production advice to help meet challenges found in specific areas of the United States. Regions include Midwest/North, Southeast, Southern Plains and West.

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As feed prices have skyrocketed over the last several months, many producers are rethinking their winter feeding strategy in the southeast U.S. While weather is a big driver of our forage growing conditions, there are many forage management strategies that allow us to extend the grazing season well into the fall forage gap.

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Careful consideration in selecting replacement heifers is vital to the future of a cattle herd. Each producer will have different priorities depending on herd goals. However, these selection tips will help incorporate proven selection strategies into your keep/cull process.

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Herd health has never been more apparent and needed than in today’s cattle markets. With an ever-increasing emphasis put on individual animal and herd health, it is vital to ensure cattle get the best start.

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Feeding hay is a common practice for many producers during the winter. When selecting hay-feeding sites, try to feed in areas with well-drained soils or in less productive areas of the pasture.

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Alfalfa is a perennial forage legume suited for hay, silage or grazing management systems. The “Queen of Forages’’ is high-yielding and produces excellent-quality forage with high energy and protein for livestock.

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Grazing cornstalks is arguably the best cost-saving strategy Midwestern cattlemen can deploy. Here are some common questions pertaining to utilizing cornstalks.

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