Organic Price Lists
- USDA Organic Poultry and Eggs (price per carton/pound 2004-2014)
- Weekly Report on wholesale market for poultry and eggs
- Wholesale Price per pound for grass fed beef
Dairy Herd Network
Dairy Herd Management is a monthly business magazine written to advise commercial dairy producers — to improve nutrition, herd health, milk quality, genetics, reproductive performance and financial management in order to run a competitive, profitable dairy farm business.
BEEF, the nation’s leading cattle publication, annually publishes 12 monthly issues for America’s top cow-calf operators, stocker-growers, cattle feeders, veterinarians, nutritionists and allied industries, covering production, animal health, nutrition, finance and marketing issues.
Organic Livestock Requirements
Organic livestock must be raised in a way that accommodates their health and natural behavior. Organic production and pasture-based systems provide animal health and environmental benefits (February 2013).
Purdue Forage Field Guide – PDF
This pocket field guide covers pasture establishment and renovation; insect, weed, and disease identification and management; soil fertility; as well as animal nutrition requirements. The third edition is available Spring 2015. For a sample of the second edition, download the above-listed PDF document or read more online.
Using Annuals to Extend the Finishing Season – PDF
Jim Gerrish, of American Grazinglands Services, explains how using winter annuals can extend the grazing window beyond those in perennial pastures in many areas.
Brassica is a genus of plants in the mustard family containing leafy stem crops — cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and some seeds.
Forage Brassica – PDF
Brassica products meet demands for high-quality forage when grass-based forage cannot. Learn how to renovate pasture while choosing and managing brassica.
Pasja: A Hybrid Forage Brassica – PDF
Pasja is a high energy, early maturing brassica that produces higher yield for grazing with the added benefits of fertility management and an exceptional nutritional value.
Appin Forage Turnip – PDF
An early maturing turnip used as a break crop and to extend the grazing season.
Turnips: A Seasonal Grazing Option – PDF
This chart provides options for turnip use during different seasons with several animals.
Late Summer Seeding Opportunities – PDF
Plant Appin turnips and Pasja with oats and cereal rye to yield high quality forage for grazing after rain comes to drought-stricken areas.