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This section covers information pertaining to cattle feed and livestock feeding. Nutrition is an important area in livestock production. Ranches today keep a close eye on feed and nutrition. Try keyword searches like by-products, commodities, or total digestible nutrients, and you find scores of helpful articles.

Arkansas growers go in strong for cotton and soybean, pull back from corn

published: April 4th 2022 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas growers intend to plant significantly more cotton and soybean acres in 2022, while greatly reducing corn acreage, according to the 2022 Prospective Plantings report released Thursday by the U....

Good cotton stands critical during drought

published: March 18th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

As dry conditions continue to grip much of Texas’ Cotton Belt, there are factors producers can control that will improve the chances of establishing a good cotton stands, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Nearly four million tons of cottonseed is projected to be available for cattle producers.

published: March 14th 2022 source: Cotton Incorporated

Dairy and cattle producers can expect to see an increase in whole cottonseed supply this year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s December cotton and wool outlook report, cotton production is estimated at 18....

Conflict in Ukraine fuels uncertainty for agriculture

published: March 4th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Russian invasion brought devastation to Ukraine, but uncertainty and volatility fueled by this conflict are rippling through U.S. and Texas agriculture markets.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists said both Russia and Ukraine do not represent major destinations for U....

Market concerns equal good commodity crop prices

published: February 2nd 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Commodity crop prices continue to remain strong across the board as weather and geopolitical concerns add volatility to markets, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Real cost of limiting nutrients

published: November 4th 2021 by: Les Anderson source: University of Kentucky Extension

Fall is here and all cow-calf producers need to assess the body condition score (BCS) of their herd. Spring-calving cows are nearing weaning time and the fall is the most economical time to put weight back on....

Cotton prices rally amid speculative buying

published: October 19th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Cotton futures rose rapidly over recent weeks as speculators began buying for potentially big profits based on expectations that prices would go up, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Corn market update

published: September 24th 2021 by: Josh Maples source: Mississippi State University Department of Ag Economics

Corn harvest season has started in some areas and should pick up in the major corn production areas of the U.S. over the next month or so depending on weather. There are still plenty of unknowns concerning the size of the U....

Grouping the Cowherd for Winter Feeding

published: December 1st 2020 by: Steve Boyles source: The Ohio Beef Leader

Young-bred heifers and young cows that have just weaned their first calf should be fed separately from the mature cows in the herd. The young animals are smaller, still growing, and are replacing their temporary teeth....

How to avoid forage shortage

published: November 12th 2020 source: University of Nebraska Extension

When making a plan for a forage shortage, producers should remember these five steps from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Calculate feed needs. Accurately assess the feed needs of all the cattle that are planned to be part of the operation from now into next spring....

Cool-season crop planting ramps up in South Texas

published: October 28th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  Cool-season crops in the Rio Grande Valley are off to a good start after plantings were delayed by rain, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Producers in the Rio Grande Valley have been busy playing catch-up on planting cool-season crops including onions, leafy greens, carrots and kale, said Juan Anciso, Ph....

Rice crop, market likely up for Texas producers

published: October 19th 2020 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Early indications show Texas rice farmers produced a bumper crop amid a market that could experience a price increase due to crop losses in other rice-producing states, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert....

Ears provide the clues in corn production

published: August 27th 2020 by: William Wiebold source: Universityof Missouri Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – It sounds corny, but if we use our ears, corn ears will tell us why yields are down, says University of Missouri Extension state agronomist Bill Wiebold. Corn ears tell and show us what went wrong during pollination and fertilization, the most critical time of yield establishment....

What to do with mold in feed?

published: April 29th 2020 by: Erike Lyon source: The Ohio Beef Leader

Now that we are getting into the summer months, moldy feed might not be on your mind right now, especially if your livestock are grazing. But now is a great time to be cognizant of the conditions that lead up to moldy feed in the winter months....

Consider by-product feeds in rations this winter

published: October 24th 2019 by: Erika Lyon source: The Ohio State University Extension

The last two years made it challenging for many producers to find good quality, let alone a good quantity of, feed for livestock. Spoilage and high costs for subpar hay and grain can be discouraging....

Are corn prices headed up?

published: July 18th 2019 by: John Kruse source: University of Missouri Extension

The outlook for corn prices is more positive because corn is likely to experience a significant downward supply shock. Not only will planted area be reduced, but the yields will also likely be significantly lower....

Feeding moldy hay presents problems

published: June 26th 2019 source: Oklahoma State Extension

With the abundance of rain Oklahoma has received over the last several weeks, farmers and ranchers around the state are likely dealing with moldy hay and spoiled feed. Moldy or spoiled feed can present a health risk for a multitude of species, said Kris Hiney, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension equine specialist....

Mineral supplementation: the benefits you may not see

published: April 19th 2019 by: Caitlin Hebbert source: Noble Research Institute

It’s no secret that good nutritional management is one of the most vital contributions to a profitable herd. Within the realm of cattle nutrition, protein and energy tend to receive the most hype due to their direct relationships to growth performance and overall body condition....

Consider creep feeding

published: March 26th 2019 by: Grady Ruble source: Igrow

Despite what Mother Nature seems to think the summer months are approaching and for some that means rolling out the creep feeder and for others considering whether creep feeding is a necessary investment....

Corn tar spot could have ridden in on ‘bomb cyclone’

published: March 20th 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  AMARILLO – A new disease affecting corn might have blown in on the recent “bomb cyclone,” and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said producers should be aware of what might make its way to their fields later this year....

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