A Simple Way to Calibrate Sprayers
Before you can accurately apply the right amount of herbicide to a field, you have to know how much spray mix is being applied to each acre. This will help you determine how many acres can cover with one tank and how much herbicide to add to each tank.
September- Tips for Cow-Calf Management
The coming of September means that fall is just around the corner. There is a slight difference for the beginning date. You choose the dates. Is it September 21 or 22? One of these signifies the beginning of fall. Either date, fall is coming and can winter be far behind?
Livestock Risk Protection Insurance
Beef producers have a limited number of tools to manage price risk associated with marketing cattle. The tools available include futures contracts, options, forward contracting and livestock risk protection insurance.
Bovine Trichomoniasis: Fact Sheet for Tennessee Producers
Identification of infected bulls is vital to prevent entry of Trich into breeding herds and control the spread of this reproductive disease. Testing must be done by accredited veterinarians that have been specially certified to collect samples for Trich testing.
Forage and Soil Testing
The importance of regularly testing your forages and soil is not stressed enough. Smart economical use of feedstocks and ferilizers will make a difference in your over-all management program. A little effort now can pay big dividends later on.
Taking a forage sample is important to do correctly. Results from a forage test are only "as good as" the sampling technique you use.
After the drought, many of the tall fescue pastures and hayfields across the state have thin stands. This creates a difficult situation. There may not be anything more difficult to deal with than a weak stand of grass.