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Stockpiled Forage

The use of stockpiled forage can be a good method to reduce feed costs, reduce erosion, and increase future forage production. Stockpiled forage is forage that has been saved in certain fields for later grazing after forage growth has stopped. In higher rainfall areas that utilize bermudagrass or bahiagrass, the stockpiling period should start about [...]

2019-07-25T11:08:16+00:00 July 25th, 2019|

Branding

Branding of livestock is often done to help prevent cattle theft and as a form of individual identification. The size and placement of brands should be considered before branding cattle. If possible, brands (fire or freeze) should be placed in a manner to reduce the amount of hide that is not suitable for use in [...]

2019-05-30T17:19:04+00:00 May 30th, 2019|

Fly Control

As part of a horn fly control program many producers feed a loose mineral or some other type of supplement with an insect growth regulator (IGR) such as methoprene or diflubenzuron. Insect growth regulators do not kill adult flies but will prevent larvae and pupae in the manure from turning into adult flies. For insect [...]

2019-07-25T13:08:07+00:00 May 1st, 2019|

Deworming

Deworming is important to maintaining cattle health and performance. The timing and frequency of treatment will vary depending on geographic location, rainfall, stocking rate, age of the animal, and persistent activity of the product used. Producers in the southern United States in areas with higher rainfall and higher stocking rates may need to deworm twice [...]

2019-05-30T17:19:44+00:00 April 1st, 2019|