Tennessee Forage & Grassland Council Annual Meeting
The 2014 meeting will be held Friday, November 7 in the Ed Jones Auditorium at the Ellington Agriculture Center in Nashville. Registration begins at 8:30 am CST.
October- Tips for Cow-Calf Management
October has arrived, it is the month when most of Tennessee cow-calf producers wean and market. Once calves are sold, producers tend to think of early fall as a “slow time.” However, there are lots of management practices should be carried out.
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.
The educational program is designed to provide information to the beef producers of Tennessee. Nearly 12,000 producers have participated to improve their profitability, position the industry, and to be competitive.
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.