Grazing Management Best Practices

Grazing management involves a number of decisions, including the kinds and numbers of animals to be stocked, and the distribution and timing of grazing. These decisions affect the quality and quantity of the forage that is produced and the performance of the livestock. Follow our blog to access upcoming and archival articles about best practices for cattle management for your particular region of the state. 

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Owning a ranch is hard, but not impossible.

Time, money, and energy are a rancher’s most precious resources; and how you spend them will make all the difference. Successful ranchers are more than willing to go against the grain (literally and figuratively) in order to run a healthy, thriving operation. If you want to learn how to increase your ranch’s profitability and longevity, there’s one truth you have to build your foundation on - Practicality always trumps luxury.

water source in a green pastureBuild Your Ranch From the Ground Up

The richer your soil, the more you can produce and graze on your land. Rotational grazing is a simple way to improve soil health and increase plant diversity. Planting cover crops will allow livestock to graze through the winter, which

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Preparing Cattle For Spring: A February/March Cattle Management Checklist

 

It's calving season! If your ranch follows most producers' guidelines, preparing cattle for springtime is essential for your herd's wellbeing. Proper calf management is critical to increase herd performance and potential profit. Keeping your cattle on a schedule, doing your research, and maintaining grazing pastures are non-negotiables for healthy, profitable cattle operations. Keep reading to learn how you can implement the best practices for your herds! 

Calving Season Preparation and Recovery:

In February, cattle managers’ main focus should be on calving preparation and recovery. As far as preparation goes, move any bred heifers to the calving area at least

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Cattle behind a fence on Texas ranch

Every landowner uses their property in a unique way. But one thing is the same across the board: proper fencing around your property is paramount.

Whether you raise livestock, tend crops, host game, or simply live on the land, you need to have proper fencing to enclose the property so everyone and every animal stays safe.

This is a short guide that will help you get started on fencing your Texas property:

Selecting the Right Fence

With so many options, it’s hard to know which type of fencing is the best for you. When selecting the right fence, you need to consider several different factors, including its purpose, cost, and upkeep, just to name a few.

Wood Fencing

wooden fence on texas ranchWooden fencing is a traditional choice that is extremely attractive and

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Cattle, sheep or goats don’t cause overgrazing; people cause overgrazing. Grazing done the right way – incorporating rotations and seasonal rest – can be very compatible with good stewardship of the land. Grazing can also be done in a manner to maintain or improve wildlife habitat. Grazing is inherently neither good nor bad. It is a land management tool that can be used positively or negatively to alter the habitat. How it is used is entirely the decision of the landowner.

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Grazing leases are a great way for absentee landowners to generate income from the ranch or farm while not having to worry about running livestock themselves. There are many considerations to factor into a grazing lease and Cari Rincker on Ag Law Today covers a lot of these important factors. View the article and link to the episode here. 

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Grazing leases are a great way for absentee landowners to generate income from the ranch or farm while not having to worry about running livestock themselves. There are many considerations to factor into a grazing lease and Cari Rincker on Ag Law Today covers a lot of these important factors. View the article and link to the episode here. 

 

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'Beef' magazine has an article with sound cattle ranching advice that we wanted to share with you.

If you are thinking of owning cattle, these are three ratios that you should think about to improve efficiency and profits.

Though this article will have an overview of these ratios and a few things to consider, be sure to check out the full article here. Also, be sure to check out the 'Related Links' at the bottom of this page for more information about improving grazing practices.

Land Efficiency: Acres per Cow

Land costs money. So the first way to improve your ranch's profitability is to reduce the number of acres used per cow.

There are two ways to reduce your acre to cow ratio and to economically improve your production. The first is

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