Photo Friday: Where is the Water?

Remember this scene from early May as I described the two feet of rainfall received in the month of April? What happened to all of that water? We will miss out on our second of three cuttings of hay this year, ponds are getting shallow, and grass in the pastures is at a standstill. AND … Continue reading Photo Friday: Where is the Water?

Cowboy Romance (of horsesweat and hornflies)

Just warms your heart, don't it? As I've told ya'll before, I love to read others' first-hand accounts of ranch life. Van Horn Texas Cowboy and "agritainer", Bob Kinford (web, blog, facebook, twitter) shares his accounts of cowboy lifestyle through his books like Cowboy Romance (Amazon) -- the lastest addition to my Readings and Ruminations booklist. … Continue reading Cowboy Romance (of horsesweat and hornflies)

Benefits of Mowing Livestock Pastures | Part 2

Why do livestock producers mow pastures? As a follow-up to yesterday's post, we'll explore how mowing livestock pastures from a forage management perspective can be beneficial. Benefits of Mowing Livestock Pastures The following is a guest contribution from Jesse Bussard, a graduate student at the University of Kentucky I was posed the question, “Why do … Continue reading Benefits of Mowing Livestock Pastures | Part 2

AgBoards Announces #HayTalk Chat on Twitter

Attention forage producers and consumers, make room in your **Thursday** schedules for an hour of hay, forage, and grazing discussions on Twitter.  Starting Wednesday, August 10th, at 8:00 p.m. EST, AgBoards brings you #HayTalk Chat using the Twitter hashtag, #haytalk. The AgBoards Network (@agboards) creators of HayTalk.com and RanchingForums.com, amongst other farming sites, have teamed … Continue reading AgBoards Announces #HayTalk Chat on Twitter