Can I grow all the feed needed for my cattle?
Yes, if you balance your cattle numbers with the land area you have for growing pasture and hay. This may average 2 to 3 acres per cow - calf unit, but can vary with the land type, forage species, fertility, animal requirements, and other environmental conditions. By using both warm and cool forages for grazing and hay, a balance can be reached with time. Rotational grazing could increase carrying capacity and forage utilization.
PINEY WOODS, Miss. -- Farmers preparing for the growing season will benefit from a wide variety of topics at the Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day March 29.
Subjects include spring preparations for grazing, growing quality hay, cover crops, and native plants and pollinators. Participants will also learn how to calibrate a no-till drill.
Every year, lawns and pastures become targets for late-summer grass-eating caterpillars, making it important to watch for the usual suspects and some culprits that are less common.
Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Weather always plays a role in the spring planting decisions of Mississippi row-crop producers, but the market impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is another variable they will have to consider in 2020.
Regional agriculture advisory groups will meet across the state next month to provide input on educational programing and research conducted by Mississippi State University.