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A Cow-calf Producer's Guide to Custom Feeding - AS1162
This publication will discuss items that a cow-calf operator should consider before choosing a feedlot to custom feed cattle. Custom feeding refers to the practice of sending calves, stockers or yearlings to a commercial feed yard for feeding to slaughter weights. Custom feeding is not without risks. It should be viewed as a potential means to add value to your calf crop and/or evaluate the genetic merit of your cow herd.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
2015 North Dakota Beef Report - AS1775
This report contains several small papers from researchers in ND on current research results related to beef cattle. The report is posted as a complete report as well as, individual reports.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Environmental Implications of Excess Fertilizer and Manure on Water Quality (NM1281 )
When nutrients and other pollutants associated with animal manures and commercial fertilizers are not managed properly, they can affect plant and animal life (including humans) negatively. Some of these impacts include algae blooms causing the depletion of oxygen in surface waters, pathogens and nitrates in drinking water, and the emission of odors and gases into the air.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Nitrogen Behavior In the Environment (NM1299 )
Manure and commercial fertilizers contain nutrients essential for plant growth. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are the most critical of these nutrients. This publication outlines some basic information about nitrogen and its interaction in the environment.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Determining Grazing Readiness for Native and Tame Pastures - R1061
Proper pasture and range management begins early in the spring. A major decision to be made is: When to start grazing?
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Quality Forage: Storage, Sampling and Measuring - AS-1255
Using proper sampling techniques is essential to obtain a representative sample for moisture determination. For hay, the procedure used will vary, depending on whether sampling is being done from the windrow, bale or stack.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Understanding Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies- AS1745
Equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a broad term used to describe various activities and therapies that incorporate a horse and human in partnership. This publication will introduce the concepts and help define common terminology associated with the industry of EAAT.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Sheep Shearing Facts - AS1744
This fact sheet describes the process and benefits to sheep and man from shearing sheep in a safe and professional manner.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
5 Easy Steps for Composting Dead Livestock - AS1781
Dead animals are an inevitable part of a livestock operation. Livestock owners can dispose of dead animals by composting. This guide offers step-by-step instructions for a livestock owner to follow.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Utilizing Corn Residue in Beef Cattle Diets - AS1548
Corn residue is a useful feedstuff for beef cattle. Producers should consider incorporating these fee resources into their grazing and feeding programs to reduce the cost of production.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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