UT Beef and Forage Center

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    Governor’s Rural Challenge Forges Public and Private Partnership

    A major contributor to Tennessee’s farm gate revenue is centered on beef cattle production. However, over the past few years, Tennessee has dropped from ninth in the nation in beef cattle production to 13th due in part to a decrease in the state’s beef cow herd caused by economic and weather-related factors.

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    Forage Analysis Definitions

    To better understand and read a forage analysis this new publication. This will help you with the forage test reports sent out by the Soil, Plant and Pest Center.

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    2015 Integrated Beef and Forage Resource Management Calendar

    Integrated Resource Management is a system that utilizes all resources available to optimize production and net income. This calendar has been developed to assist you in formulating an overall management plan. Contact you local Extension Agent for a copy.

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    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.

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    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.

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