Livestock http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en (Gallery) Irrigation systems, ideas and faces from the past http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past <div class="node-body gallery-body">It was 1947 and J.L Clegg was attaching pipes to a free-flowing artesian well on his tobacco farm. That same year, L.E. Connell and assistant county Extension agent J. O. Hensley adjusted pipes on H. Langdale, Jr. Farm. And in 1951, Dock Jones was using dynamite to make ditches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 5 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/gallery-irrigation-systems-ideas-and-faces-past#comments Cotton Equipment Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 112671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Study shows grazing cover crops doesn’t damage soils http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/study-shows-grazing-cover-crops-doesn-t-damage-soils <div class="field-byline"> Dennis O’Brien, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Conventional wisdom holds that if cattle were allowed to graze on cover crops they would eat up and remove the nitrogen and carbon otherwise left on the soil in the cover crop plant residue. Not so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/study-shows-grazing-cover-crops-doesn-t-damage-soils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/study-shows-grazing-cover-crops-doesn-t-damage-soils#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Livestock Livestock Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:28:00 +0000 112251 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A cow and calf grazing on a summer cover crop of pearl millet. ARS scientists conducted studies on cover crops and cattle grazing and found that moderate grazing does not significantly affect the amount of organic matter in the soil.</p> USDA-ARS Silvopasture: Livestock, forage and trees grow well together http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/silvopasture-livestock-forage-and-trees-grow-well-together <div class="field-byline"> Michael Goodchild, University of Florida Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fully stocked pine stands, or previously thinned pine stands, can be transitioned into Silvopasture over a two-year period with proper management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/silvopasture-livestock-forage-and-trees-grow-well-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/silvopasture-livestock-forage-and-trees-grow-well-together#comments Livestock Management Beef Cattle Improved Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:06:00 +0000 112081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Calving season miraculous for sisters http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/calving-season-miraculous-sisters <div class="node-body blog-body">The take-home lesson for this calving season is consistent with all other critical times in life: if you acknowledge God’s presence, you experience God’s presence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/calving-season-miraculous-sisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/calving-season-miraculous-sisters#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 05 Feb 2015 01:57:00 +0000 111561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>BABY NEW YEAR&#39;S mama gave birth in a gully during a storm, and he rolled under the fence and into a hole.</p> Good clover stand will reduce pasture fertility cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-clover-stand-will-reduce-pasture-fertility-cost <div class="field-byline"> University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The yield of a tall fescue-clover mixture will be equal to a pure tall fescue stand fertilized in spring with 60 pounds of nitrogen per acre. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-clover-stand-will-reduce-pasture-fertility-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/good-clover-stand-will-reduce-pasture-fertility-cost#comments Livestock Improved Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:58:00 +0000 112031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA-ARS US beef expansion officially underway http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-beef-expansion-officially-underway <div class="field-byline"> Chris Hurt, Purdue University farm economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers in all areas of the country are expanding beef cows, except for the Northeastern region and the Western region where the drought and forage supplies remain a concern.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-beef-expansion-officially-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/us-beef-expansion-officially-underway#comments Livestock Markets Cattle Marketing and Promotion Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:58:00 +0000 111971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>There were multiple incentives to expand in 2014. These were led by record high cattle prices, with finished cattle averaging near $155 per live hundredweight.</p> The real facts about cattle implants and their value http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/real-facts-about-cattle-implants-and-their-value <div class="field-byline"> Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A summary of several research studies revealed that implanting steer calves only once improved daily gains by 0.10 pounds per day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/real-facts-about-cattle-implants-and-their-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/real-facts-about-cattle-implants-and-their-value#comments Livestock Beef Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:45:00 +0000 111821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA livestock disaster assistance deadline close http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-livestock-disaster-assistance-deadline-close <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30 deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-livestock-disaster-assistance-deadline-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/usda-livestock-disaster-assistance-deadline-close#comments Livestock Livestock Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:56:00 +0000 111721 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Did 2014 crop season leave bills unpaid? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/did-2014-crop-season-leave-bills-unpaid <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As farmers plan their production program for 2015, they will need to look closely at costs. To date, about the only expense item that we can pencil in lower is fuel related. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/did-2014-crop-season-leave-bills-unpaid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/did-2014-crop-season-leave-bills-unpaid#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Markets Soybeans Grains Inputs Management Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0000 111481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FARMERS will need to question and justify the expenses put out on this upcoming crop. Many cannot afford another big yield year where expenses and all costs exceed revenues.</p> Photo by National Corn Growers Association Snapshot 2015: Cattle up, row-crop cash flow tight http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/snapshot-2015-cattle-row-crop-cash-flow-tight <div class="field-byline"> University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s not as rosy a forecast for row crops as we’ve had in years past. This year is more of a getting-by year in terms of cash flow. The outlook isn’t as bright for row crops,” says economist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/snapshot-2015-cattle-row-crop-cash-flow-tight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/snapshot-2015-cattle-row-crop-cash-flow-tight#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Books Crop Management Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:03:00 +0000 111321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com