Grazing

Winter Cereals Are a Forage Option

The drought of 2021 left many ranchers short of feed, both grazing forage and hay. A great option for spring grazing or hay production is winter cereals. Read this article from North Dakota State University.
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2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit

Profitably Grazing Cattle on Cover Crops

A Kansas cattle rancher and a specialist from South Dakota State University share insights on how to leverage cover crops as cattle feed at the 2021 Fall National Cover Crop Summit
Transitioning from harvesting crops using a combine to only using cattle is not an easy task, says CJ Blew, a cattle rancher from Castleton, Kan. His family’s 24,000-acre cow-calf operation has improved cattle health and performance since switching 3,000 acres of irrigated dryland cropland to paddocks for grazing cover crops.
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[Podcast] Economics Drive Ranchers to Graze Covers

This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features CJ Blew, a rancher from Castleton, Kan. Blew will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by NewLeaf Symbiotics, features CJ Blew, a rancher from Castleton, Kan. Blew will be a speaker at the upcoming 2021 National Cover Crop Summit: Fall Edition. He will discuss how his family’s 24,000 acre cow-calf operation has incorporated grazing cover crops into their fifth-generation ranch, how the operation selects cover crop species for grazing and more.
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Forage Covers in a Drought

Is it worth planting a cover crop to use for forage in a drought? Any forage produced will be that much more valuable this year, but what is the likelihood anything will grow if you put seed in the ground? Read more in this article from the University of Minnesota.
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[Podcast] Significant Increase in Soybean Yields From Grazing Cattle

This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Humberto Blanco, a soil scientist with the University of Nebraska. Blanco will discuss a 16-year study he has done on cattle and soil compaction, soil ecosystem services, how the timing of grazing cattle affects compaction and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by GS3 Quality Seed, features Humberto Blanco, a soil scientist with the University of Nebraska. Blanco will discuss a 16-year study he has done on cattle and soil compaction, soil ecosystem services, how the timing of grazing cattle affects compaction and more.
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