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Nutritional Composition of Feedstuffs for Beef Cattle

by Jason M. Warner


This publication summarizes the nutrient composition of feed ingredients for dietary formulation and evaluation for beef cattle. Feedstuffs considered commonly available to producers across Kansas are included, along with additional ingredients for which composition values are well documented. 12 pages, color.

Published Date: Oct 2023

Enhancing Intensive Early Stocking plus Late-Season Grazing for Stocker Cattle in the Kansas Flint Hills

by Walter H. Fick Clenton Owensby


The publication describes a three-year grazing rotation of two years of enhanced intensive early stocking plus late-season grazing followed by one year of season-long grazing at the normal grazing rate. This proved to be a sustainable grazing scheme, which greatly increased profitability for stocker grazing in the Kansas Flint Hills region. 4 pages, color.

Revision Date: May 2021

Managing the Prussic Acid Hazard in Sorghum

by Shelby M. Gruss et al.


Publication describes best practices for grazing and feeding livestock to reduce the risk from a toxin. Sorghum and related plants can produce a poison, prussic acid. Prussic acid, also known as hydrogen cyanide (HCN), can cause acute toxicity and death. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Jun 2022

Crabgrass: An Alternative Cattle Forage

by Bruno C. Pedreira et al.


Publication describes best practices to produce crabgrass from seed to provide grazing and hay to cattle. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Oct 2023

Cover Crops Grown Post-Wheat for Forage Under Dryland Conditions in the High Plains

by Sandy Johnson et al.


Presents information on species selection, variability in forage production and challenges associated with grazing cover crops. Also provides recommendations for grazing management, determining stocking rates, and other considerations. 8 pages, color.

Published Date: Jun 2020

Fire and Grasslands

by Carol Baldwin et al.


Publication describes the benefits of burning grassland to provide better grazing for livestock and better habitat for wildlife, to control woody plants and weeds, and to reduce the risk of wildfire. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2019

Beef Cattle: Practices to Improve Sustainability

by Jaymelynn Farney et al.


Producers can reduce the environmental impact of livestock production while increasing profits by using the practices suggested in this fact sheet. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Dec 1899

How Much Does Kansas Rangeland Burning Contribute to Ambient PM2.5?

by Zifei Liu


The smoke from rangeland burning has resulted in air quality concerns, and smoke exposure constitutes public health concerns. The organic particles in smoke can have negative health impacts. This publication examines the effect of rangeland burning on measures of particulate matter in urban areas affected by this smoke. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Jun 2017

Dual-Purpose Wheat: Management for Forage and Grain Production

by Romulo Pisa Lollato et al.


This publication describes some of the management techniques used when producers plan to graze wheat fields and harvest a grain crop. 8-page, full color.

Published Date: Apr 2017

Alternative Burning Strategies: Effects on Cattle Performance, Grassland, and the Environment

by Jaymelynn Farney et al.


Compares the effects of patch burning with traditional pasture burning (prescribed burning). Explores the viability of this practice for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle grazing systems. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Feb 2019

Managing Spring Planted Cover Crops for Livestock Grazing under Dryland Conditions in the High Plains Region

by Sandy Johnson Joe Brummer et al.


Recommended practices for species selection, adjusting stocking rates, and grazing. Produced in collaboration with extension specialists and research scientists at Colorado State University and University of Nebraska. Colorado's page for this publication: Managing Spring Planted Cover Crops...

Published Date: Dec 1899

Grazing Management: Toxic Plants

by Jaymelynn Farney


Cover crops are gaining popularity as annual forages but may pose risks for grazing livestock. This publication describes animal health problems associated with certain species. 8-page, color.

Revision Date: Apr 2018

Summer Grazing Strategies for Stocker Cattle in the Kansas Flint Hills

by Walter H. Fick Clenton Owensby


Learn strategies to improve profitability when grazing cattle in the Flint Hills. 8-page, 2-color.

Published Date: Feb 2016

Dual Purpose Wheat: Improving Grazing Management Using a Smartphone App

by Romulo Pisa Lollato et al.


Grazing wheat offers an additional opportunity for your wheat crop. This publication discusses timing and growth stages critical to successful grazing and how a smartphone app can aid in management decisions. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2016

How much does Kansas Rangeland Burning Contribute to Ambient Ozone?

by Zifei Liu


One of the major air quality concerns associated with rangeland burning in the Kansas Flint Hills region is the contribution of smoke to elevated ground level ambient ozone. This publication illustrates how the smoke impacts on populated cities may be reduced through proper timing of burning. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Jun 2017

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