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Hay, silage and pasture is your business, and it's our focus. Take your operation to the next level with the help of our comprehensive and practical information, education and technology about various forage types.

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Purchased feed is one of the big expenses in beef cattle production, but it can be kept at a minimum with good-quality, year-round grazing.

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Kyle A. Brazil is a certified wildlife biologist and graduate research assistant at the Center for Native Grasslands Management, University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

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We’ve all had one in our herd now and again; I call mine Big Bertha.

She’s not the boss cow. That’s because she’s just too big and too slow to be bothered with defending her territory to be first in line to the barn.

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In Nebraska and many areas of the Midwest, summer pasture is a hot commodity – and often harder to find or more expensive than winter feed.

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Sorghum has been referred to as the lazy man’s crop. That isn’t a reflection on anyone’s work ethic, but rather refers to the fact that there are multiple ways to harvest or feed sorghum and any one of them will wait in the field without detriment to the crop at the expense of (or while possibly losing) another crop.

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Converting pastures from toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue to novel endophyte-infected tall fescue can be a difficult and complex task, given the hardiness of this grass-fungal association and the pervasiveness of toxic endophyte-infected seed.

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