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Learn 12 foundational principles- Part 2

Oct 06, 2015 by Drovers
In my columns to date, I introduced and made the case for low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) as an essential component of operating sustainable livestock operations, and reviewed its requisite foundational elements: m
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Fall pasture and grazing management

Oct 05, 2015 by Jessica Williamson
Fall pasture growth often provides additional opportunity for grazing livestock; however, careful management of pastures is essential for the over-wintering of forages and improvement into the next growing season. A dry
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Learn 12 foundational principles- Part One

Oct 05, 2015 by Drovers
In my columns to date, I introduced and made the case for low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) as an essential component of operating sustainable livestock operations, and reviewed its requisite foundational elements: m

Be aware of poison hemlock

Oct 02, 2015 by Michelle Arnold
Poison hemlock is toxic to a wide variety of animals including man, birds, wildlife, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses. People are usually poisoned when they mistakenly eat hemlock for plants such as parsley, wild c

Watch for nitrate toxicity in forages

Oct 02, 2015 by Dr. Emily Glunk
Nitrate toxicity is a problem that many producers have to deal with in Montana. Particularly this year, with a large amount of cereal grains being harvested for hay, it is something that should be kept in the back of yo
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Pasture prices up, dirt is down

Oct 02, 2015 by Drovers
Cropland prices in some areas are now showing declines, but grassland and cows seem to be holding their value and even gaining on dirt prices.

Weaning: Low stress, common sense

Oct 01, 2015 by Travis Meeter
Weaning is arguably the most stressful event in a calf's life. Combining stressors at weaning can inhibit immune response triggering health problems and shut off gains. Fortunately, cattle producers can understand stres
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Fenceline low stress weaning

Oct 01, 2015 by Glen Selk
Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during September in order to regain some body condition before