Also consider attending one of our upcoming 3-Day Sustainable Ranching/Regenerative Grazing Courses. Dates for our first course are June 19-21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Email Jim Elizondo of Regengraze (email@example.com) for more info.
The key component that makes low-maintenance cattle is called relative intake.
Shorter cows, when measured at the hip, tend to have a better body condition under same environment than taller cows.
This correlates to relative intake, which means how many pounds of dry matter they ingest per 100 pounds of body weight.
The shorter cow has the advantage of having a higher relative intake because she has a larger metabolic weight.
CLICK HERE to learn more about why shorter, lower-maintenance cows are superior to their taller, higher-maintenance counterparts in my latest Beef Producer blog on The Grazier’s Art.
Trees bring fertility, temperature regulation, insect control and much more.
Besides the obvious advantages of having a edible silvopasture with leguminous trees for direct grazing there are other advantages to having trees interspersed in our pastures.
You can find my story on the tremendous production increases from edible silvopasture in this past issue of Beef Producer.
For the quick facts on the benefits of trees in pastures head on over to my Beef Producer blog, The Grazier’s Art, to read my March 6th post found HERE.
Do we want to have easy-keeping cows and be able to make some profit or are we selecting for hard-keepers that will require pampering to survive when the going gets tough? Find out how we can select cattle for efficiency and durability at the same time in my latest Beef Producer blog post on The Grazier’s Art.
People are drawn to teams that are successful; just look at the most popular sports teams. Usually what makes them popular is they win on a regular basis and/or they became famous by excelling in their particular sport.
There is a sense of pride when you become part of a successful team, be it in sports or on a ranch/farm.
Leading your team by example, intelligence and creativity and create the most value for all involved can help to building the winning team your ranch needs to be successful.
Free-choice mineral program, together with keen observation of condition and manure consistency, can improve performance and profits.