2003 Result Demonstration Reports

  • Nutritional status of grazing cows depends on forage quality, protein and digestibility, and amount of forage available for grazing. NIRS fecal analysis was used to estimate crude protein and digestibility of forage selected by grazing cows.
  • Comparison of Stocker/Feeder Prices for Different
    • Cattle of differing genetic type averaged selling for different prices at the Lampasas auction . Market price is a major factor in profit or loss of a cow/calf enterprise. Lampasas producers should understand what affects price. One factor influencing
  • Comparison of Tordon 22K®, Grazon P+D® and Mixture
    • Tordon 22K® is the recommended herbicide for pricklypear control on Texas rangelands. This herbicide provides a very high level of control, although it often takes 2 to 3 years for pricklypear to die following treatment.
  • Effect of Feeding Time on Calving Time
    • Cows fed in the late evening appear to calve mostly during the day.
  • Efficiency Ratings for Evaluating Beef Cows
    • Producers can make more effective evaluations and culling decisions if various measures of efficiency are understood and implemented.
  • Estrous Synchronization and Artificial Inseminatio
    • Estrous synchronization (ES) and artificial insemination (AI) can be profitable management tools. The amount of money that is returned is variable and depends on several factors. The calves from the 2003 breeding season will be weighed at weaning in 200
  • Forage Recycling for Greater Yield
    • Hay mulching or recycling hay in coastal bermuda fields increased forage production.
  • Generic Picloram for Pricklypear and Cedar Control
    • Picloram is the recommended herbicide for control of pricklypear on Texas rangelands and is also used as a leaf spray for small cedar. Currently, there is only one source of picloram, sold under the trade name Tordon 22K®® by Dow AgroSciences. Micro F
  • Generic Triclopyr (Griffin) for Control of Mesquit
    • Control trials were established in Coleman, Lampasas, Llano and Shackelford counties during the summer of 2001 to evaluate a new generic triclopyr, for mesquite control and also to compare control and costs to grub mesquite with a skid steer loader. The
  • Pronone Power Pellets® for Cedar Control
    • Herbicide control plots were established in Lampasas, Mills, Schleicher, Taylor and Burnet counties during the summer of 2001 to evaluate control of cedar (ashe and redberry juniper) with Pronone Power Pellets®. Treatments included rates of 1 and 2 pell
  • Redeem Leaf Spray for Mesquite Control
    • To evaluate the effectiveness of Redeem® for mesquite control when applied as a leaf spray, trials were established in Brown, Coleman, Lampasas, Mills and Shackelford counties during the summer of 2003. Each trial included 1%, 2% and 3% concentrations o
  • Remedy RTU® vs. Remedy® + Diesel as Mesquite Stem
    • Remedy RTU® is a ” ready to use” formulation of the popular herbicide Remedy®. The term “ready to use” means the herbicide requires no mixing and can be poured directly from the container into a backpack sprayer and applied as a stem spray to mesquite an
  • Weed Control Demonstration
    • The herbicides 2,4-D amine, Ally® and Weedmaster® were applied on April 5, 2002 to rangeland on the Luke Jones Ranch. By the end of the growing season forage standing crop in treated areas ranged from 1240 lbs/ac to 2200 lbs/ac, while forage standing cro

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