Rural Lifestyle

Frost Seeding Clover — Ask Our Experts

Jan 27, 2020

By Brett Jones, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative regional agronomy specialist, and Greg Aston, Allied Seed South Central sales representative  

Supplementing Cattle with Pressed Blocks

Jan 27, 2020

Winter beef cattle feeding programs in the Southeast are typically based upon stored hay. While considered a necessary practice, increasing input costs make it an expensive one as well. Frequent rains and rapidly maturing forages in the spring can also mean at least a portion of our hay inventory is lacking in quality.

Run Clean With Lucas Oil

Jan 27, 2020

From oils and greases to problem-solving additives, the Lucas brand has become synonymous with premium-quality oil-related products. With a focus on extending the longevity of virtually any engine or piece of outdoor equipment, Lucas Oil produces more than 300 products for agriculture, everyday car care, heavy duty trucking, hot rods/classic cars, industrial, marine, motorcycle, outdoor, and racing.  

UT Extension Hosts Grain Conference in West Tennessee

Jan 27, 2020

Informative presentations, an extensive trade show, and an opportunity to network with some of the leaders in corn and soybean production are all on the agenda for the 2020 West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference.  

Dealing with soil drainage issues

Jan 20, 2020

Almost every grower has at least one field with drainage issues. Although it may sometimes seem hopeless, there are some ways to improve a field’s drainage. Listed below are three sugesstions.  

Getting the Most From Poor Quality Hay

Jan 20, 2020

Stored hay tends to form the base of our winter beef cattle feeding programs in Tennessee.  While considered a necessary commodity, increasing input costs make it an expensive one as well.  Frequent rains and rapidly maturing forages in the spring can also mean at least a portion of our hay inventory is lacking in quality.  Feeding this poor quality hay can result in decreased cattle performance and reduced profit for your beef cattle operation.  

Automatic Watering Benefits

Jan 20, 2020

Water is crucial to the well-being of livestock and horses. But providing continual fresh, clean water to these animals can be a challenge for owners who do so through the use of water troughs. The water can become stagnant, and this contaminated water is unhealthy to the animals and discourages water intake.  

UT announces 2020 field days

Jan 20, 2020

A total of 17 field days will take place at University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Centers across the state, providing visitors a chance to see agricultural research in action, speak with university experts, and network with industry professionals.  

Cattle Supplement Tubs

Jan 13, 2020

In recent years lick tubs have become an increasingly popular method for beef producers to supplement their herds.  The convenience of a concentrated, self-fed source of nutrition is very attractive, but the wide variety of products and prices can be confusing.  Basically, there are three main types of tubs:  pressed, poured, and low moisture.  

Prepare Your Spreader Now for the Spring Rush

Jan 13, 2020

With spring fast approaching and planting season just around the corner, now is the time to ensure your fertilizer spreader is ready for the task. Spreaders that have been idle over the winter months need a thorough service and inspection to safeguard against in-season downtime. Follow these seven steps to get ahead of the game before it starts.  

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