Livestock

cattle grazing cool-season grasses
Figure 1. With grain prices down and input costs up, converting cropland to pastureland could create a profit opportunity for 2017. A successful and cost-effective conversion starts with careful planning. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)

Converting Cropland to Pastureland March 16, 2017

At a time when crop production costs remain high as crop prices decline and cattle compete for scarce pastures, converting cropland to pasture might make sense. If you’re considering this change, take time to plan and do it right.

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cattle grazing pasture

Pasture Rental Rates March 16, 2017

What should it cost to rent pasture this year? Preliminary results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey (Tables 1 and 2) released this week list average pasture rental rates by district and quality level as well as rates for cow-calf pairs.

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Planning Annual Forage Systems March 11, 2016

cattle grazing forages
Figure 1. Start grazing when the annual forage is at the proper height or stage of growth and use some form of planned or rotational grazing to ensure efficient utilization.

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Market Journal: Market Analysis, Trade, and Resistance Management January 15, 2016

View the full Jan. 15 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

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