NEWS
Post-Drought Pasture Recovery Comments
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Jul 8, 2013 10:02 AM CDT

The following article by Derrel Peel of Oklahoma State University was posted in this week's Oklahoma State Cow-Calf Newsletter. It has a very good rundown on the importance of pasture recovery post-drought to the future of the U.S. beef cattle herd--and, logically following, to feed grain usage.--Bryce

The U.S. beef herd is likely getting smaller again in 2013 due to unexpectedly large beef cow slaughter in the first half of the year. The 3.4 percent year-to-date increase in beef cow slaughter masks a more dramatic increase in beef cow culling since mid-March. After decreasing nearly 9 percent in the ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Most Areas Dry Monday
When Wheat Dies
Snow Saturday in Western Midwest
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
Rain in Southeast Fri.; Snow NW Plains
Some Plains, Prairies Rain Friday
Prairies' Spring Outlook
Rain in Southern Areas Thursday