It is that time of year again. Acorn poisoning can be a real problem for our cattle. This is the first article that I have found that gives us a ration we can feed as a preventive measure if we have serious concerns.
Every year at this time we start talking about winter grasses – cover crops. The hard part for the last few years has been making the decision about planting when we are in a drought scenario. A few weeks ago Eldorado sponsored Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D – Associate Professor & Extension Forage Specialist from the Texas [...]
Last year Matt Anderson bought all the 7-7 Ranch calves. So when Matt came to the ranch to look at this year's production, he suggested we sell our calves on Superior Livestock Auction. Superior is America's leader in livestock marketing. They claim to bring the market to the producer - and they do!! In 1987, [...]
I want to say a few words about the Beef Cattle Short Course. After my Dad passed away and I was handed the reins to the ranch, I needed help – I needed information – I needed the right relationships for a well-managed, prosperous cattle operation. My Dad was a great cow man – instinctively [...]
What a difference a year makes or does it? Texas agriculture faced one the worst droughts in 2010 and 2011 that greatly reduced the state’s beef cow herd. Ranchers across Texas had to make some really tough decisions. Do I try to hold on to my cows and endure the drought or do [...]