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Don’t Burn Down the Barn or Make Your Stock Sick – What to Do With Wet/Moldy Hay

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  Grazing Management  /  4 Comments

In many parts of the country, this year’s weather was not particularly friendly for putting up hay. With lots of rain throughout the summer, you may have hay that is wetter than usual and that means  an increased risk of fires from spontaneous hay bale combustion. In this 5:19 video, Simon Whistler explains why wet […]

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Soil Health Principles Part 1 – The Nature and Properties of Soils

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  NRCS, Pasture Health, Soil  /  2 Comments

In the fall of 2013, film maker Robin “Buz” Kloot, teamed up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service on a project to share the important role soil plays in all our lives. He began with a cross-country trek to interview some of the nation’s leading researchers and experts on soil health. Over the next three […]

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Replacement Heifers – The Ins and Outs of Costs and Managing Them for Success

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

This article, from the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada, summarizes a recent webinar on the economics of replacement heifers and how to manage replacement heifers to give them the best chance of succeeding in our herds. You can see the entire webinar here. If you don’t have an hour to spare, this article also […]

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Cowboy Lassos Bike Thief

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  The Funnies  /  2 Comments

A cowboy rode his horse to Walmart the other day. Here’s what happened next…  

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Winter is Coming – What to Do When You’re Stuck Inside

By   /  November 11, 2019  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

Looking at National Weather Service maps, I see that, for many of you, winter isn’t just coming. This week it arrives! Another shot of cold air arrives across the Northern Plains Sunday. After diving into the southern Plains Monday, it moves east Tuesday into Wednesday. Temperatures will average 15 to 25 degrees below normal over […]

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