Resources

Journal Articles:

2017 American Journal of Botany (104 915-923) Phenology of Perennial, Native Grass, Belowground Axillary Buds in the Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie

Season of Fire Manipulates Bud Bank Dynamics in Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie

Fire and Nitrogren Alter Axillary Bud Number and Activity in Purple Threeawn

Fire, Defoliation, and Competing Species Alter Aristida Purpurea Biomass, Tiller, and Aristida Purpurea Biomass, Tiller, and Axillary Bud Production

Grazing Distribution and Diet Quality of Angus, Brangus, and Brahman Cows in the Chihuahuan Desert


Extension Publications:

Fire Appreciation Day Abstracts Summaries and Abstracts from Fire Appreciation Day 

EWF-034 Managing Heat for Wildlife on Texas Rangelands 

ERM-021 Fire Effects on Wildlife

ERM-022 Legal Barriers to Prescribed Burning

ERM-023 Understanding Wildfire Response

ERM-039 Mexican Feathergrass

ERM-038 Mexican Needlegrass

ERM037_Wildfire Ready Checklist

NREM-2899 Prescribed Burn Equipment

NREM-2902 Cut and Stuff Practices for Enhanced Cedar Control with Prescribed Fire

NREM-2903 Prescribed Burning: Spotfires and Escapes

ERM-035 Prescribed Burning Liability and Insurance Considerations


Videos:

West Texas Rangelands YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIqIOwL5fowVEeW56YdHfdA


Websites:

Texas Department of Agriculture – Prescribed Burn Board

Fire Weather Intelligence Portal

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange

Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Weather System

Plants of Texas Rangelands

USDA-NRCS Plants Database


Department of Animal Science – Beef Publications:

Department of Animal Science
http://animalscience.tamu.edu/

Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Beef Cattle
http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/beef/

Beef Cattle Publications
animalscience.­tamu.­edu/­academics/­beef/­publications

Beef Safety and Quality Assurance
http://www.tcfa.org/BQAstate.html

Texas Beef Quality Producers program
http://www.texasbeefquality.com

Greenbook® – Compiled Pesticide Product Labels, Supplemental Labels and MSDS
http://www.greenbook.net

Markets and Market Information:

CME Agricultural Commodities Futures and Options Quotes
http://www.cme.com/trading/dta/del/product_list.html?ProductType=com

KSU AgManager – Information on Crops, Livestock,
Farm Management and Policy
http://www.agmanager.info/livestock/marketing/default.asp

USDA-AMS Cattle Auction Reports
http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubs/cfauction.htm

USDA-AMS National Daily Cattle and Beef Summary
http://www.ams.usda.gov/LSMNpubs/PDF_Daily/DCBS.pdf


Producer Associations:

Texas Cattle Feeders Association
http://www.tcfa.org

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
http://www.texascattleraisers.org/


Others:

Colorado State University Guide to Poisonous Plants
http://www.vth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/index.cfm

Texas A&M University – Texas Toxic Plants Database
http://texnat.tamu.edu/cmplants/toxic/index.htm


Cow Calf Management:

Key Performance Indicator Targets for Beef Cow-calf Operations View


Nutritional Management Section:

Mineral supplements for stockers grazing small grains pasture View

Some Points to Consider about Cattle Water View

Summer Protein Supplementation for Stocker Cattle and Nursing Calves on Rangeland – View

Supplementation Strategies for  Beef Cattle – View


Range, Pasture and Forages:

Moving Cattle Off the Ranch: Drought Alternatives – Information on culling cattle during times of drought.  View

Nitrate Accumulation in Forages  View

Old World Bluestem Pasture Management Strategies for Panhandle and South Plains  View

Prussic Acid in Forages Aug 2017  View


Software and Spreadsheets:

OSU RATION CALCULATOR INSTRUCTIONS

OSU_Ration_Calculator_2013 spreadsheet

OSU Cowculator Instructions CR-3280web

OSU Cowculator_2_0 2015 program

Stocker Feeder Cattle Budget Template updated Feb 2, 2016

Forage allocation Cattle Flow Workbook Feb 2015


Fire-grazing:

Annotated bibliography of fire-grazing interaction and patch burning studies. Compiled by Stephen Winter (updated Nov 11, 2013)

Annotated bibliography Great Plains Fire Science Exchange version (updated Sep 2014)

Patch burning by Stephen Pyne


Web applications:

Landsat NDVI

DataLandsat derived productivity for CONUS

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