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Grazing Residue Height Matters
May 17, 2017
Now that spring is upon us and pastures across the state have grown to an adequate height to begin grazing, it is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result.
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow.  Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock
May 4, 2017
“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock in your pastures or along fence rows and roadsides. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”.
Adapted from John Herrick, Iowa State University, Extension Veterinarian
Cold Stress and Beef Cattle
December 16, 2016
Be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately in cold weather. The cold, wet and wind of winter weather present a different set of challenges.