LIVESTOCK NEWS
Early Man's Game
Mon May 19, 2014 10:34 AM CDT

Spring can't get to Missouri soon enough for Bob Salmon. Described as a "management-intensive grazier," this cattleman is ready for the moment there's a decent bite of green in the paddocks.

Salmon runs a stocker business at Appleton City. He focuses his operation on two things: 1) Growing grass; and 2) Getting every penny out of it. Both goals require a high level of management, which, when done right, can hold costs down and keep profits up.

Step one in cost control is full utilization of his Kentucky-31 fescue-based pastures.

"Everything we do ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy DTN Contributing Agronomist Dan Davidson gives his take on the Six Secrets of Soybean Success pro...
  • Mountain Top Prices North Carolina's mountain cattle producers have always been an independent bunch. But a new allia...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Saving Our Forgotten Harvest About 40% of America's food goes uneaten each year. This nonprofit is working to remedy that prob...
  • Look Beyond Yield Soybean industry increases efforts to promote the importance of oil and protein content to farmer...
  • Ask the Vet Is this fly-control mineral block safe for my whole herd?
Related News Stories
Stay a Step Ahead of Scours
The Market's Fine Print
Ask the Vet
Stay a Step Ahead of Scours
Mountain Top Prices
Ask the Vet
Easy Does It
Market Math
Market Moves
Report Seen Showing Bigger Cattle Herd