Tag Archives: Agriculture and Forestry

Taking Horse Vital Signs

 By Christina S. Cable, DVM, Dipl. ACVS From the great website TheHorse.com via Richard Beal’s Blog Temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR)–are the absolute basics every horse owner or caretaker should know if they want to take the best care of their … Continue reading

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Molasses supplementation

To this, I would add for you folks practicing planned grazing (and especially for those in the arid areas of the western uSSA and northern Mexico): Especially in the dry season, keeping urea and molasses, free choice in the cell … Continue reading

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Profitable Ranching Necessitates Both Mental And Physical Work

If you attempt to do planned grazing, creating a strategic plan is the most important step. With a strategic plan, you can even get by with approaching the remainder of the program half-heartedly and still achieve some degree of success. Without … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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Left Handed Logic – Figuring per Calf Costs

Be careful with this. The most common error in budgeting and cost accounting is “over” allocation of costs to the product. Some want to charge everything but the kitchen sink to product. The rule of thumb is, if you have … Continue reading

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Farm Feasibility Analysis Part 2: Spending Money to Make Money

By Meg Grzeskiewicz  via On Pasture The second part of a complete farm feasibility study is, in a word, money. Before you complete the pasture leasing or buying process, you need to know exactly what you’re getting into. Your feasibility analysis … Continue reading

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The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics

by Burke  Teichert  in Strategic Planning For The Ranch Well-managed grazing is actually a much more powerful tool for ranch profitability than cattle genetics. It seems many ranchers are more interested in their cattle than their land. I love animal breeding … Continue reading

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Dr. Noffsinger, The Cattle Whisperer

When cattle in a herd are not eating, Dr. Tom Noffsinger joins them in the pen for a day, with the goal of leading them to food and water.  Location, Eastern Colorado

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Spraydipping cattle in central Africa

via Sprayrace’s Blog Disease control starts at the owner of livestock, and must be controlled from that level outwards up to national level. Tropical conditions and high rainfall favors strong populations of various ticks and mites in central Africa. Livestock … Continue reading

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Why the Packer Loves Cowmen: Part V, Goals and the Breeding Index

by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume Reasonable goals are: 1) conception rate of 95% in a 60 day breeding season; 2) 75% of cows should calve in the first 20 days of calving; and 3) 90% or more of the … Continue reading

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