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[Podcast] Grazing Beef Cattle on Cover Crops Provides Economic Returns

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Montag Manufacturing, features Dan Shike, Associate Professor, Animal Science, University of Illinois. Shike will discuss the benefits cover crop grazing can offer livestock producers, the planning needed to incorporate covers into a beef operation, how grazing cover crops affects soil health, and more.

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Montag Manufacturing, features Dan Shike, Associate Professor, Animal Science, University of Illinois. Shike will discuss the benefits cover crop grazing can offer livestock producers, the planning needed to incorporate covers into a beef operation, how grazing cover crops affects soil health, and more.


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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] 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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How to Avoid Soil Compaction When Grazing Covers

Cover crops are considered one of the most effective and economical ways to improve soil health. It is important, however, to avoid causing excessive compaction that could negatively affect following crop yield and increase runoff and erosion. Read more in this article from Lancaster Farming.
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Grazing Covers: Negative Impacts on Soil & Yields

Grazing cover crops can be a potential option to re-integrate crops with livestock production and reverse the adverse effects of separating crops and livestock production. Grazing cover crops could still maintain the benefits from cover crops as roots and some stubble remain after grazing. Read more in this article from University of Nebraska Extension.
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Grazing Cover Crops, Years of Experience Mean More Profits

Adding cattle to a cover crop system can be very beneficial for both livestock producers and cover crop growers, extending the grazing season and offering an additional source of expensive feedstuffs while providing soil health benefits. However, there are so many benefits to grazing that do not have a dollar value.
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Finalize Forage Grazing Plans

This is the time for finalizing your forage grazing plans. Whether growing small grains or cover crops, grazing will be maximized if livestock producers wait until the plants are 4 to 8 inches tall before starting the grazing process. Read more in this article from the North Platte Telegraph (North Platte, NE).
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Attend the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference

Join more than 40 top-notch no-tillers, agronomists, researchers and other no-till experts in Louisville, January 4-7, 2022, to discover innovative ideas that can help you get the most out of your no-till farming system. The 30th anniversary National No-Tillage Conference offers a mix of thought-provoking General Sessions, expert-led No-Till Classrooms and collaborative No-Till Roundtables. Plus, valuable pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to qualifying attendees.

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