Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Rayford Pullen

We’re on the verge of having winter in our rear-view mirror and an end to the winter feed bills that came with it. March 15 is when our last freeze of the winter usually occurs, but the green up has already begun around our place and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Beginning the first of March or so, we will have about four months or so of the best forages we will have the entire year as it relates to the perennial warm season grasses, legumes and cool season annuals. Our cows will be milking great, calves will be putting on lots of pounds, and our females will be breeding back.

Our cost of gain will be fairly cheap, and if we have been managing our breeding programs correctly, our calves will be old enough to make it work.

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