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Balancing Forage Demand with Forage Supply
Ranchers must achieve a balance between stocking rate and forage supply for effective conversion of range forage to animal production. This publication can help ranchers evaluate current forage conditions, make timely ...
Water Quality Guide for Livestock and Poultry
This publication discusses some of the most common contaminants in the drinking water of livestock and poultry. A table lists the Maximum Contaminant Level of some harmful substances.
Proper Lagoon Management to Reduce Odor and Excessive Sludge Accumulation
Proper management techniques to reduce odor and excessive sludge accumulation include maintaining pH and salt levels, pumping regularly, maintaining adequate bacteria levels, and designing for efficiency. Definitions of ...
What We Know About Coyotillo
Coyotillo is a toxic plant that has poisoned people, cattle, sheep, goats, guinea pigs, horses, swine and chickens. This publication describes the plant, lists symptoms of livestock poisoning and discusses preventive measures.
Texas Poultry Pest Control Practices
A 1996 survey of 242 Texas poultry operators found that fire ants and darling beetles have emerged as major pests in the industry. Survey results included types of poultry operations, pests, control methods and needs, and ...
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Common Grazing Management Mistakes
Producers who understand the common grazing management mistakes discussed in this publication will be able to analyze their operations, realistically estimate their forage resources, and make adjustments if necessary.
Using Animal Manure and Wastewater for Crops and Pastures: Know and Take Credit for your N, P, and K
Animal manure and wastewater are often applied to crops and pastures. Farmers and producers who use this effluent should calculate the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium it contains so that they do not overapply ...
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Drought
Drought is a fact of life on most rangelands. This publication offers tips on reducing the risks associated with drought, such as using light to moderate stocking rates, maintaining as much carryover forage as possible, ...
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Toxic Plants
Toxic plants can cause serious losses to livestock, but with the information in this leaflet producers will know how to manage grazing to minimize the danger of toxic plants. It is important to recognize problems early and ...
Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Forage Quality and Quantity
This publication focuses on ways of recognizing and correcting problems with both forage quality and forage quantity. Both are important, and both can be the reason for poor animal performance.