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Management 

 

Burning

Air Quality Concerns of Prescribed Range Burning in Kansas
Fire Management Practices to Improve Air Quality
Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management
Management Following Wildfire
Patch Burn Grazing
Prescribed Burning — Planning and Conducting
Prescribed Burning as a Management Practice
Prescribed Burning Equipment
Prescribed Burning Safety
Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Information
Smoke Model Tool
How To Control Sericea Lespedeza with Late Season Burns

 

By-Products

Composition and Feeding Value of Cottonseed Feed Products for Beef Cattle
Corn Gluten Feed: Composition and Feeding Value for Beef and Dairy Cattle
Soybean Hull-Composition and Feeding Value for Beef and Dairy Cattle
University of Missouri By-Product Price List
Wheat Middlings Composition, Feeding Value, and Storage Guidelines

 

Drought

Beef Cow-Calf Management Options When Pasture is Limited
Drought and stocking adjustments on range and pasture
Drought and water concerns for cattle producers
Drought options for watering livestock and adding water sites to farm ponds
Managing Cows in Confinement

 

K-State Forage Facts Notebook

The Kansas livestock industry depends on land across the state to feed a variety of grazing livestock including beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and horses. Pastures, alfalfa, silage, and cereal grains are just some of the forage utilized in Kansas. Below is the full publication of the Forage Facts Notebook and then individual publications in the notebook.

Full Publication

Grasses/Legumes Management Diseases Supplemental Publications

Forages & Pastures

Dual Purpose Wheat: Improving Grazing Management Using a Smartphone App
Establishing Native Grasses
Estimating the Costs of Managed Haying or Grazing of CRP
Grazing Distribution
Grazing Management : Toxic Plants
Kansas Crop Planting Guide
Kansas Mesonet (weather stations reports)
Kansas Switchgrass Production Handbook 
Kansas Wildflowers & Grasses
K-State Department of Agronomy - Range and Forage
Maintaining Grass Waterways 
Managing Kansas Grazinglands for Multiple Benefits
Midwest Cover Crops Council – Cover Crop Decision Tool
National Drought Mitigation Center
Nitrate Toxicity
Nontraditional Forages as Emergency or Supplemental Feedstuffs
Nutrition Evaluation of Grazed Kansas Corn and Sorghum Crop Residues
Prussic Acid Poisoning
Range Grasses of Kansas
Rangeland Brush Management
Rangeland Weed Management
Sericea Lespedeza: History, Characteristics, and Identification
Small Grain Cereals for Forage
Stocking Rate and Grazing Management
Summer Annual Forages: Selection and Production Characteristics
Summer Grazing Strategies for Stocker Cattle in the Kansas Flint Hills
Triticale in Kansas
Weedy Bromes-Recognizing Them at an Early Stage

Hay and Harvested Forage

Amoniation video
Control and Prevention of Hay Fires
Determining Forage Moisture Concentration
Forage Sampling Procedures and Equipment
Large Round Bale Hay Storage
Large Round Bale Safety
Management Tips for Round Hay Bales: System Selection, Harvesting, Moving and Storing
Native Hay Meadow Management
Silage

 

Livestock Water Systems

Estimating Water Requirements for Mature Beef Cows
How Water Quality and Source Affect Animal Performance - 2005
Waterers and Watering Systems: A Handbook for Livestock Producers and Landowners - 2007

Management

Beef Cow Nutrition Guide
Body Condition Scorecard for Cattle
Guide to Body Condition Scoring of Beef Cows and Bulls

Guide to Body Condition Scoring in Cattle
How Feeding-Site Mud and Temperature Affect Animal Performance - 2005
Management of Cows by Body Condition
Nutritional Composition of Feedstuffs for Beef Cattle
Questions and Answers on Beef Cattle Nutrition
Stocker Cattle Management and Nutrition - 1991
Winter Feeding Sites and Calf Scours - 2006

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