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July Beef Cattle/Forage Tips
JULY TIPS FOR BEEF AND FORAGE PRODUCERS
Today I want to mention items that beef and forage producers need to consider at
this time of year.
Beef Cattle Management
Weed Control in Pasture
Resources for keying out species and herbicide rates can be found in:
MP522, Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas and MP44, Recommended Chemicals for Brush and Weed Control
This will be worthwhile when the drought sets in during late summer. (Savings from
improved grazing management = 2-3 weeks more grazing when drought hits)
Clip or graze the stubble to about three inches tall by the end of July
Apply 50-60 lbs. nitrogen in early August.
Graze pearl millet at about 20-24 inches of height
Don't graze further down than 6 inches to avoid nitrate problem
Graze sorghum-sudan at about 24 inches, aim for 8-10 inches stubble
For sorghum-sudan and pearl millet aim at 30-40 inches cutting height
Leave 6-8 inches of stubble to promote regrowth
Barn stored hay will keep through next year and longer. (Savings from reducing hay
waste with covered storage = 15% to 25% of your crop).
For more information on beef cattle and forage production contact the University of
Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension office at 425-2335.
By Mark Keaton County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mark Keaton County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 3 East 9th St. Mountain Home AR 72653 (870) 425-2335 firstname.lastname@example.org
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