July- Tips for Cow-Calf Management
Summer is here and with it comes elevated temperature and humidity, the hot weather and increased humidity have a negative effect on reproductive performance of cow herds. Also, forage growth is slowed and matured, the nutritional availability has been reduced.
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.
Bermudagrass Stem Maggot
The bermudagrass stem maggot (Atherigona reversura) is becoming a troublesome insect in bermudagrass pastures and hayfields across Tennessee. If left uncontrolled, up to 80 percent of the tillers in the field can be affected, resulting in significant yield reduction.
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.