NEWS
Hit the Hay
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Jun 24, 2013 01:20 PM CDT

A number of producers still run cow-calf operations on cool-season pastures from spring through early fall. Last year, most of those pastures were beaten into submission by the drought. On our family farm, we have an 80-acre pasture that quit growing in June and stayed dormant all summer and fall.

We, along with many other producers, were concerned that after a dry winter, the pastures would continue to be dormant this spring and summer. We were all wondering how we were going to feed cattle destined for those pastures.

So it was with some surprise that pastures rebounded after we ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Alfalfa Insurance Program Now Permanent
Pasture Protection