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  1. Alfalfa/Hay
    Does anyone feed straight Timothy to their horses or cattle? Most people in my area use a heavy mix of timothy (20%) and alfalfa (80%). Just wondering how your livestock take to just timothy hay? Any thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated.
  2. General Ranching
    Hi! I am about to get out of the Army in about a year, and my wife and I intend on starting a ranch in central Texas. I worked on farms growing up but none of them delt with live stock. Honestly im just looking for any information y'all could give me that might help me while starting the ranch...
  3. Cattle Discussion
    Dear cattle farmers, we, a German agriculture start-up, developed a brand-new patented device that allows safe immobilisation of cattle. The GENTLER cattle immobiliser enables farmers and veterinarians to conduct complex procedures in a fast and riskless manner. For detailed information...
  4. Market Talk
    Hay (;-)) figured I'd jump on here and see what kind of information I can gather, what I need to know, what questions to ask, how to offer, what's typical of land rentals, etc. Please bare with me as I am completely new to anything other than boarding horses. :-) Please feel free to talk to me...
  5. Pasture & Grazing
    Interesting article on what makes some cattle travel better than others when grazing. http://www.progressivecattle.com/topics/range-pasture/6832-nature-and-nurture-affect-cattle-travel
  6. Agri-Business
    Generally, when a dairy farm started with 100 heifers according to the normal conditions following the end of the 2nd year the herd circulation is expected to begin. The most important two factors here milk and cemen efectiveness. CLOSED AND OPEN AREAS: Barns According to the calculation that...
  7. Cattle Discussion
    This is just another reason I do not live in California. You can't fix STUPID. http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/common/link.do?symbolicName=/free/news/template1&paneContentId=5&paneParentId=70104&product=/ag/news/topstories&vendorReference=cdc37f49-a12b-4710-8d92-f41326abfc58
  8. Cattle Discussion
    Hello all I am new to the forum. Not sure if this in the right place,but if not feel free to move it or contact me and I will move it. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hedging. I have tried it in the past but have had mixed results. I am also wondering why the commissions are so...
  9. General Ranching
    Here is a link to a West Virginia resources to build your own "Vet Black-Bag" for your livestock emergencies http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/pubnwsltr/TRIM/10631.pdf Special Thanks to Sam Barringer, DVM WVU Extension Service - Veterinary Sciences Specialist
  10. Cattle Discussion
    Let's Keep Bud Williams' Legacy Alive Posted on December 06, 2012; Beef Producer; By Blogger Jesse Bussard The cattle industry lost a legend on Sunday, November 25, with the passing of Bud Williams. Bud was likely the greatest stockman to...
  11. Pasture & Grazing
    Does grazing corn stalks reduce yield? South Dakota State University Extension | Updated: November 26, 2012 From: http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/latest/Does-grazing-corn-stalks-reduce-yield-180890781.html Brookings, S.D. - Many producers have already turned cattle out on...
  12. General Ranching
    A friend of mine that is an environmental engineer forwarded this article to me about "Fracking" impacts on a ranch in North Dakota. Also speaks to problems across the nation. Anybody seeing this is areas where fracking is taking place? We do not have it where I live so I have no first hand...
  13. The HayTalk Learning Center
    I am interested in getting into farming or having a hobby farm in addition to my full time job. The biggest appeal to me is the principle of self reliance, being industrious, and raising my boys, not to mention the lifestyle's values. my family is from Kansas but I personally have little to no...
  14. Workshops, Conferences, Assocations, and Clubs
    OSU Extension is sponsoring a free workshop, "Livestock Management - After the Drought," Aug. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on State Route 46, across from the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/aganswers/story.asp?storyID=6813
  15. General Ranching
    Article with some advice to assist in getting through feed crunch. http://farmprogress.com/beef-producer-story-nl93_23nl-hay-feeding-cost-substantially-reduced-10-62054
  16. Alfalfa/Hay
    Here is an article from my hometown newspaper in Logansport, Indiana on a workshop held this past week. It discusses a quick test demonstrated by nutritionist Bill Doig using a solution of sulfuric acid dripped onto longitudinal cross-section of a corn stalk. If the stalk turns midnight blue...
  17. Cattle Discussion
    Anyone have a fall calving season vs spring calving? Any thoughts are welcome.
  18. The HayTalk Learning Center
    Here is a great video on using the Purdue Grazing Stick. Dr Johnson from Purdue gives the training. I have one of these sticks and use it in my rotational grazing program. Keep in it in the truck; The Video.... The grazing stick can be purchased from Purdue at...
  19. Cattle Discussion
    Posted for AR_ranchhand My Cattle 101 post this week has been pushed to Monday. No matter the day I'm excited to share more of my favorite cattle breeds and a little bit on how each breed is unique and their background. This week's cattle breed is Brangus and I have to thank Brittni with...
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