Find bad udders now

Find bad udders now

Every year at “preg” checking time, ranchers evaluate cows and make decisions as which to remove from the herd. One criteria that should b...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Preparing indoor plants to move outdoors

Preparing indoor plants to move outdoors

Many of our tender perennials are stored indoors over the winter either in a dormant state or as houseplants. As the weather begins to warm in spring ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Good records and identification in case of disaster

Good records and identification in case of disaster

Spring time is thunderstorm season across the Plains. Spring storms occasionally bring severe winds or even tornadoes. Windy spring days also can caus...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Don’t buy trouble

Don’t buy trouble

“Biosecurity” is a term that was used extensively after 9-11. Outbreaks of foot and mouth disease and B.S.E. in Europe had everyone in the...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Prune fruit trees in February

Prune fruit trees in February

Annual pruning of fruit trees is important in maintaining healthy trees and getting good fruit yields. The best time to get this chore done is in Febr...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Soil testing is a cheap investment

Soil testing is a cheap investment

A soil test is one of the most cost effective items you can purchase as a gardener, farmer or rancher.Soil tests only cost $10, but they can help you ...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Prepare a ‘calving kit’

Prepare a ‘calving kit’

Before the hustle and bustle of the spring calving season, now is a good time to put together the supplies and equipment that will be needed to assist...

January 24th, 2017 |  


Control Mistletoe in shade trees

Control Mistletoe in shade trees

Decorating with mistletoe is a great Christmas Holiday tradition. While mistletoe is great for making decorations, it is a parasitic plant that weaken...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Issues on livestock drinking water

Issues on livestock drinking water

Approaching winter brings a whole new set of issues for livestock drinking water. Limited water intake depresses animal performance quicker and more d...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Poinsettia care during the holidays

Poinsettia care during the holidays

Newer cultivars of poinsettia, in addition to being very showy, have excellent keeping quality and stronger stems than older cultivars. When buying yo...

November 26th, 2016 |