Grazing

Extending the Grazing Season with Cover Crops

Feed, especially during the wintertime, is the biggest cost of production for cow-calf operations. As cows are brought in from summer pastures and we enter the peak of the culling period, there’s still a window of time for southern and more mild regions to extend their grazing season to avoid the sale barn glut. Read more in this article from Hoard's Dairyman.
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Enhancing Soil Health by Stocking Cover Crops

“How many cattle should I put on my cover crops and how long should they graze?” We went right to North Dakota State University's Miranda Meehan to get an answer and here’s what she said. Read more in this article from AgWeek.
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[Podcast] Grazing Covers Can Benefit Your Livestock & Soil

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Forage & Crop Residue Specialist. Redfearn discusses how grazing can improve your bottom line, how cover crops can extend the grazing season, how weather patterns impact grazing cover crops, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Forage & Crop Residue Specialist. Redfearn discusses how grazing can improve your bottom line, how cover crops can extend the grazing season, how weather patterns impact grazing cover crops, and more.
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Versatile Benefits of Cover Crops

Cover crops can provide benefits to crop fields by protecting the soil from wind and water erosion, keeping excessive fertilizer from leaving the field and improving the activity of soil microbiology. Cover crops can also provide forage for grazing livestock. Read more in this article from the Linn County Leader (Brookfield, MO).
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National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition

Integrating Livestock with a Cover Crop System

A Kansas grower and livestock producer shares how using graze cropping with livestock has helped accelerated soil health benefits during the online National Cover Crop Summit: Fall 2020 Edition.
Adding livestock to a cover crop system is considered the last step in bringing cover crops full circle in an operation. One Kansas grower and livestock producer shares insights from 35-plus years of no-till, 23 years of cover cropping and using livestock to increase his soil’s health and productivity while significantly reducing input costs.
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[Podcast] Grazing Covers Can Help Livestock Producers Save Money

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Victor Shelton, NRCS State Agronomist and Grazing Specialist for Indiana. Shelton discusses challenges growers must tackle when grazing cover crops, how to use cover crops to extend the grazing season, how growers can fit grazing into a crop rotation system, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, features an interview with Victor Shelton, NRCS State Agronomist and Grazing Specialist for Indiana. Shelton discusses challenges growers must tackle when grazing cover crops, how to use cover crops to extend the grazing season, how growers can fit grazing into a crop rotation system, and more.
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Cover Crops Strategies Podcast

[Podcast] Enhancing the Value of Covers with Livestock

Jon Stevens, a grower from Rock Creek, Minn., is looking to capture the value of cover crops by grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals.
Jon Stevens, a grower from Rock Creek, Minn., is looking to capture the value of cover crops by grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals. Find out how he intends to try to rotate in corn within 3 years to capture in-field nitrogen.
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[Video] What You Need to Know About Seeding Covers

In this video from University of Arkansas Extension, learn about the keys to achieving a good cover crop stand, the importance of correct seeding rate, and how to use your cover crop goals to determine the timing of cover crop seeding.
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[Video] Plan Ahead for Next Spring's Cover Crops

Cover crops planted in late spring/early summer can help with nitrogen production and weed suppression. In this video from University of Arkansas Extension, find out which cover crop species are best suited for spring/summer planting.
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Attend the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency and efficacy. The 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 5-6, in Omaha, Neb., offers a mix of thought-provoking general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities, and interactive farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables.

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