October 13, 2017

In this article, and perhaps the next, I will pose some “what if” questions that are very pertinent to profitable ranching. I will also propose some answers that I think merit your consideration.

Here are seven “what if” questions and my thoughts to consider:

1.     What...

August 29, 2017

While nitrates (N03) are not very toxic, nitrites (N02) are toxic. In ruminant animals such as cattle, sheep and goats, nitrate is converted to nitrite by bacteria in the rumen. This nitrite is then changed to ammonia. Excess ammonia is absorbed by the blood and passed...

Cover Crops are planted with intent to build and improve the soil but what should you watch out for when grazing these crops?

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It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant impact on reducing calf mortality.

Adequate supervision has been of increasing importance with the higher price of live calves at sale time. On most ranching operations, supervision of the...

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