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Grazing

Find out how to improve livestock production while maintaining the value of the soil and land.

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Whether a challenge is man-made, such as high operating costs, or a natural disaster, such as a drought – or the combination of the two – each generation of producers deal with their own set of unique challenges.

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Have you ever had “one of those days” after a long night out on the town or pulling a college all-nighter?

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Tall fescue is one of the most predominant forage grass species throughout the “Fescue Belt” – middle to southeastern U.S. – and makes up over 10% of the U.S. land area or approximately 37 million acres.

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Weight gain in stockers on native pasture is not always a given. Producers may have expected 2 pounds per day gain on calves, only to get 1.4 pounds per day, which is far more common.

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The late Bud Williams had a quote something along these lines: “Ranchers love their cows and hate their grass. They need to learn to love their grass and hate their cows.”

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Access to good-quality water is one of the limiting factors in most grazing systems. During drought, this becomes an even greater challenge as water sources become low, creating water shortage and potential for toxicity.

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