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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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[Video] Incorporating Cover Crops

Grower Burton Heatwole from Georgia shares his experience using tillage radishes as a cover crop, how using cover crops changed the soil on his farm, how cover crops reduced compaction in his soil, and more.
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[Podcast] Grazing Beef Cattle on Covers: Part 1

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, is the first in a two-part series featuring Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist with University of Nebraska Extension. Drewnoski will discuss what cover crop species are best for grazing beef cattle, what cover crops should be at when grazing cattle, how often cattle should be rotated when grazing covers, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Yetter Equipment, is the first in a two-part series featuring Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist with University of Nebraska Extension. Drewnoski will discuss what cover crop species are best for grazing beef cattle, what cover crops should be at when grazing cattle, how often cattle should be rotated when grazing covers, and more.
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Effects & Economics of Grazing Cover Crops

In non-irrigated systems, adding cover crops into the rotation can decrease crop yields if precipitation is limited; however, the use of cover crops for forage may offset costs while retaining soil benefits. This on-farm research study was designed with a system’s perspective incorporating crops, cattle and cover crops in a non-irrigated setting while including the economics of the entire system. Read more in this article from the University of Nebraska.
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Grazing Covers Can Benefit the Bottom Line

Growing dual-purpose wheat for both grazing and grain production is an important agricultural practice in the Southern Great Plains. But of late, more Texas Rolling Plains producers want to know if alternative systems to dual-purpose wheat, such as grazing cover crops, can bring additional value. Read more in this article from AgriLife Today.
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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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