I am doing some work in the context of Gaborone, Botswana. We are looking at trying the pedestal grazing system as developed in Cuba. The pedestal system utilizes a frames covered in mesh with legumes growing on the frame, combined with grass corridors between the mesh frames. The cattle can graze on the growing tips of legumes growing on the mesh frames, while the legume pods can also be harvested from within the frame. (see image below) This creates more grazing area and more food production per unit area. If you are familiar with this system, do you know how many cattle per grazing area are achievable and the crop rotations required ?
St. Louis County MN beef cattle Posted 3 months ago
Hello, was just given 6 acres of land and was trying to find a way to make some money off of it so it has positive cash flow into my pocket. Would it be worth it to have 3 cows or should I go with something else? Thanks Marc
Columbia County FL Posted 3 months ago
I read your post about grain finishing with your cattle having access to the pasture, but what does the progression look like when the cattle are in the pens. Do you have the same weekly progression for your grain at a 2 lb increase per week, and what does the hay plan look like? Do you start the first week with full access to hay and then how do you scale down their hay poundage? thank you for any insight...
NM Posted 6 months ago
how can I calculate rumin degradable protein ?
OUTSIDEUS beef cattle Posted 9 months ago
I am considering getting a pair of feeder angus heifers, they were born in March of 2018 and now weigh roughly 600-640, I just sent on a pair of steers that finished at 1575. I’m wondering how far behind these heifers will finish out at compared to steers?
Medina County Ohio Posted 9 months ago
I read a post about finishing some heifers (https://ask.extension.org/questions/202874#view-response-228895) and it was said that they could grow about 2-3 lbs per day. I have a similar scenario, except with black angus steers. I understand steers grow faster than heifers, but I was was not sure by how much more. I bought three black angus steers on May 1 at an average weight of 723 lbs and I would like to finish them by Dec 1. We have a lush green pasture and plenty of water. Some I will finish with grain (although not sure what is recommended). What weight could I get them to by then and how fast could I anticipate them to grow per day?
Nevada Posted over 1 year ago
Hello, we have a steer who ate some of an english laurel plant that our neighbors had tossed over the fence. For the first 24 hrs, he was a bit shaky and not acting right at all. By yesterday, Monday, he seems to be doing well, walking well, and both eating and drinking. The laurel plants, we read, are highly poisonous with cyanide. He is scheduled for slaughter probably the first part of September, a little over four months from now. Our question: should we be at all concerned about the safety of the meat?
Clackamas County Oregon Posted over 1 year ago
I buy baby calves at the stockyards and feed them milk replacer 3 times a day for 10 weeks. I am having a problem with scours. The vet says they have nothing that will help me. An old farmer told me to make a tea out of blackberry root. It does help. My problem is I will need this in January when the ground is froze. How would you preserve these roots? Freezing them, drying them, or making the tea and then canning it with a few roots in the jar? If you have any suggestions for scours I would love to hear them.
We have a freemartin, looks like she is going to calf, what should we do or expect?
Ringgold County Iowa calving Posted over 1 year ago