Comparing today’s livestock production to days past, there has been our industry has gone through quite a bit of change. Beef production in the U.S. has its origins in the cattle drives of the mid-1800s, rounding up and moving herds of wild longhorns to rail lines for shipping to packers in the east. Gradually, it was realized that better management of both land and animals was worth the added effort and so ranches were formed, grazing systems implemented, and the longhorn replaced with British and Continental breeds. Today, our industry continues to shift with improved production prediction through EPDs, and the widespread availability of top tier genetics through AI programs.
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It’s nearly impossible to predict how much damage this past winter’s weather did to existing alfalfa fields. While alfalfa usually comes through winter in pretty good shape in our area, I’m sure this year there could be plenty of exceptions.
It will be a couple weeks at least before you might expect to see the beginnings of spring growth. However, it’s important that you determine the amount of damage as soon as possible so you have time to respond in the best way possible.