Treating Mastitis in Sheep and Goats
Mastitis is a common problem in sheep and goat flocks. It can be painful for small ruminants and costly for the producer. The following...
Safely Grazing Johnsongrass
Johnsongrass can be a safe forage if managed and observed closely Drought in the Ozarks has reduced the growth of many summer forages that producers...
Danger from the Sky
How to protect livestock from the ravages of black vultures The black vulture is a common resident in Ozarks and often creates angst for farmers...
Why Should You Clip Pastures?
Clipping pastures after animals graze can promote regrowth Farmers and ranchers have many good reasons to mow the pastures their animals graze on. Whether it...
Mastitis in Beef Cattle
Mastitis is can be a huge problem in some cow/calf operations.
DDG Storage Methods
Cattle ranchers are taking advantage of the increasing availability of corn by-products in their rations. The ethanol industry alone used 4.5 billion bushels of corn and sorghum this past year, yielding about 15 million tons of distillers grains, a high-protein, high-fat feedstuff.
The Ways of Bermuda Hay
Bermuda grass hay has become a product of interest for producers looking to increase hay yield in the hot summer months. The Quality Forage program out of northwest Arkansas led by University of Arkansas Extension Agent Robert Seay, has prompted regional producers to take Bermuda hay to a new level. With quality topping relative feed value scores of 100, Seay believes with the right methods, bermuda hay can be a viable option for regional producers looking to get the most out of their pastures and their hay crop.
Profits in Culling
Culling a herd is a common, practical and cost-effective procedure for any livestock operation. Producers are always searching for practices that can increase profitability for their farms, and culling is one such practice. Culling in its most simple form is removing those animals from the herd that are inferior, leaving only the superior animals to reproduce and strengthen the operation.
Save Money with Nutrient Management
Nutrient management plans (NMPs) are farm management tools that were initially created to help farmers manage the timing, amount and placement of fertilizers in their pastures for the environments sake. In today’s world though, the NMP can do much more than help protect the environment. It can also protect your pocket book.
Safety-Alternative Sources of Power
Carbon Monoxide detectors good idea in the home, the shop - 212 Missouri deaths from CO poisoning in 5 years