Iowa Farm Science: Volume 7, Issue 1
Iowa cattle feeders probably will find more feeder cattle available from the western ranges this fall than in the last 2 years. Cattle numbers have been rising since 1949. Last year, farmers and ranchers added 6 million head to total numbers, bringing the national figure to 88 million head. That's an all time high.
Here's a report on how much Iowa farmers might produce if the demand arose and if all farmers fully adopted the improved practices and techiniques in crop production and soil management that would be profitable and practical.
Many farmers thinking about putting up grass silage are wondering, "How much will it cost?" Let's see what it does cost so you can do a better job of weighing the advantages against the costs of ensiling part of a crop.
Poultry range shelters have several advantages. Among other things, they provide share for birds on range, help reduce mortality losses, eliminate overcrowding of permanent brooder houses, and save moving heavy protable brooder houses.