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Bill lifts cover crop penalties for grazing, animal feed

FARMPROGRESS – Crop insurance penalty eliminated for farmers who plant cover crops for animal feed or livestock grazing in response to extreme weather events. Jacqui Fatka Farmers who plant certain cover crops on prevent plant acres after bad weather prohibits … Continue reading

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Forage Production, Beef Cows, and Stocking Density and their Implications for Partial Herd Liquidation due to Drought

In The Cattle MarketsBy Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor & Livestock Extension EconomistDepartment of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Approximately 654 million acres are used for livestock grazing (ERS 2018) or approximately 35% of the total land area in … Continue reading

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Kansas Hay Market Report, May 11, 2021

HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING May 11th . . . . . * THERE WILL BE NO REPORT NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT REPORT WILL BE PUBLISHED MAY 25, 2021* Hay market prices were mostly … Continue reading

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Cattle Have Preferences for Annual Forages

By Jaymelynn Farney Associate professor and beef systems extension specialist with Kansas State University Cover crops are a conservation management tool in grain production that are used to enhance soil properties, reduce erosion, control weeds, and play a role in water … Continue reading

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Interseeding Cover Crops – What We’ve Learned

By Jenny Rees, Chris Proctor, and Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension UNL CROPWATCH – With the short-season available for growing cover crops after corn harvest, interest in interseeding cover crops into corn and soybean crops has increased in recent … Continue reading

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Kansas Hay Market Report

HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING May 1st . . . . .Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state. Alfalfa hay price was steady in the southwest region but steady to 10.00 higher … Continue reading

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Would you participate in a grazing exchange community? Let us know!

The Kansas Soil Health Alliance is evaluating the interest and feasibility of a Grazing Exchange.  Using an account on their website, you would be able to create a listing and/or browse listings of those who have livestock available to graze, … Continue reading

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Ranch management and drought monitoring

KSU BEEFTIPS – by Walt Fick, Extension Rangeland Specialist Drought in the Great Plains is a normal occurrence and inevitable.  Drought occurs when an area receives less than 75% normal precipitation.  Kansas is likely to have a drought 3 out of … Continue reading

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Deciphering a Hay Test

By Ben Beckman While typically lower on the lab results, the mineral makeup of forages is no less important than the protein and energy portions we discussed previously. Mineral supplementation can be a big expense in operations, so knowing how to … Continue reading

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Finishing Beef Calves On-Farm

By Paul Beck, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist COWCALF CORNER – Rural landowners are often interested in raising livestock to slaughter for personal consumption, local marketing or for normal commodity markets. There are several options producers can … Continue reading

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