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Treat Your Soil Microbes Well and Your Grasslands Will Deliver Forage to Make Your Ranch Operation Profitable

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 15:03:00 CST

Treat Your Soil Microbes Well and Your Grasslands Will Deliver Forage to Make Your Ranch Operation Profitable Every ranch is unique in how it must be managed to reach its potential in sustainability- so says Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M, who talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Diector Ron Hays at the recent Regenerative Agriculture Conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts- Dr. Teague explaining the AMP Grazing plan that he is championing at meetings across the country.


Dr. Teague, in part one of our conversation with him, said that "there's two things in grazing that you must avoid- the one is over stocking and the other one is over grazing. Over stocking is having too many animals for the amount of forage that is on the ground because there must be enough grasses to feed the animals but also to carry out the eco system functions that leaving enough grass behind does. And over grazing is to graze for too long- the cattle keep biting the same plants and destroying them- and not allowing them enough time to recover. So, it's a combination of these two things- and we call this Adaptive Multipaddock Grazing."   Click or tap here for that part of the conversation from the Thursday, March 1 Beef Buzz.


In the Friday Beef Buzz, Dr.Teague says that every ranch plan needs to be unique, with the principles always being the same- "The principles are that you graze for a short period so that you don't take off too much foliage- and then you get off til it's recovered- and you adjust the animal numbers so that you get good grass growth. In doing so, you will encourage taller growing grasses with deeper roots and you grow enough that you leave some litter on the surface. All of those things make the soil microbes work as well as they can." That circle of life of the plants feeding the microbes and the microbes helping nourish the growing plants results in healthier biology in your fields. Dr. Teague adds that to get most from your grasslands- you need something more than a monoculture of plants in your fields. "Monocultures are death to soils- and when you bring in more species- then your soil microbes actually respond and that's when the system works better."


You can hear all of Dr. Teague's comments from his conversation with Ron Hays by clicking or tapping below in the LISTEN BAR.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   
   

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes in Day Two With Dr. Richard Teague of Texas Agri Life
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