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Publication 2018 North Dakota Beef and Sheep Report
This report has several short research reports from researchers conducting research on beef cattle and sheep and associated topics. the target audience is people associated with the beef and sheep industries in North Dakota and elsewhere.
Located in Livestock
Publication North Dakota Manure Fertilizer Use Recommendations
Multiple years of manure fertilizer use research in ND have shown that manure can be used as a fertilizer but there are management considerations. If the manure is used on short season crops such as wheat, some supplemental nitrogen fertilizer is needed. If used on a longer season crop such as corn, manure can be a complete substitution for commercial fertilizer.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication chemical/x-pdb Phosphorus Behavior In the Environment
Manure and commercial fertilizers contain nutrients essential for plant growth.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Environmental Implications of Excess Fertilizer and Manure on Water Quality
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 Environment & Natural Resources
Publication The North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick: A Way to Measure Range and Pasture Utilization
This document is a guide to the North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick. A Grazing Monitoring Stick can be a fast, user-friendly tool for measuring and monitoring utilization of pasture and rangeland. Utilization measures the percent of the plant that has been removed by grazing animals. Monitoring utilization of grass can determine livestock removal date and prevent overgrazing.
Located in Livestock
Publication Feeding Management for Backgrounders
This publication addresses feeding management guidelines that can improve the success of backgrounding operations and practices that can lower the cost of gain in backgrounding operations.
Located in Livestock
Publication text/texmacs Quality Forage series: Forage Nutrition for Ruminants
Plants utilized in the feeding of livestock have long been a fundamental link in the food chain. Native grasses supported grazing animals well before man began to domesticate livestock. Forages have always been an extremely important source of nutrients in livestock rations. Additionally, they provide fiber in the ration which enhances proper digestion in forage-consuming animals. Through their conversion into milk and meat products, forages continue to be one of the primary sources of nourishment in the human diet.
Located in Livestock
Publication Troff document 2017 North Dakota Beef Report
This report has several short research reports from researchers conducting research on beef cattle and associated topics. The target audience is people associated with the beef industry in ND and elsewhere.
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Publication application/x-troff-ms Preparing for a Successful Calving Season: Nutrition, Management and Health Programs
This publication provides information on: • Cow nutrition prior to calving • Colostrum management • Calving season vaccinations • Parasite control • General management
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Publication Cattle Producer’s Guide to Feedlot Terminology
This publication is intended to familiarize cow-calf producers with the terminology that feedlot managers may use when discussing custom feeding and feedlots.
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