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Greg Halich

A Comprehensive Guide to Soybean Management in Kentucky
6/7/2018 (new)

This publication provides information on soybean growth and development, principles of variety selection, and management practices to maximize soybean profitability in Kentucky. | ID-249
2,500 printed copies | 84 pages | 44,074 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 38,987 kb

Producer's Guide to Pasture-Based Beef Finishing
10/6/2016 (reprinted)

Will pasture-finished beef eventually become a commodity with lowered product prices? These and other questions must be evaluated by those considering pasture-based beef finishing. As with any new enterprise, however, the learning curve is steep, and success requires a commitment to working through the many production, marketing, and processing details. This reference guide provides a foundation for this process. | ID-224
700 printed copies | 48 pages | 24,457 words | 77 downloads | PDF: 1,505 kb

Using the Futures Market to Predict Prices and Calculate Breakevens for Feeder Cattle
7/29/2013 (new)

The purpose of this publication is to show beef cattle producers how the feeder cattle futures market can be used to predict sale prices for cattle sold at a later date, and how those prices could be used to estimate what can be paid for calves placed into stocker and backgrounding programs. By using the futures market as a way to forecast prices, and by carefully considering expenses, a target purchase price can be estimated for calves placed into these programs. While there are many unknowns that producers must manage such as prices, gains, health challenges, death loss, etc, this type of breakeven analysis is crucial for anyone placing calves in today's market environment. |
web only | 13 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 110 kb

Switchgrass for Bioenergy
5/1/2013 (minor revision)

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a tall-growing, warm-season, perennial bunchgrass native to portions of Kentucky. Once a major component of the Midwestern prairies, switchgrass stands have dwindled as natural grasslands have given way to expanding farms and developments. | CCD-CP-46
web only | 4 pages | 1,779 words | 1 download | PDF: 557 kb

Drought-Stressed Corn Silage Valuation, 2012
2/6/2013 (new)

Extended dry conditions have impacted the corn crop severely in many areas of the state this year. As the condition of the corn crop deteriorates, many have been forced to look at salvage options such as cutting corn for silage and possibly hay for some fields. Due to the extreme weather conditions this year, this publication will focus on valuing drought-stressed corn silage. | ID-205
web only | 6 pages | 4,213 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 445 kb

2012 Land Value and Cash Rent Survey
1/9/2013 (major revision)

In January 2012, Agriculture and Natural Resource (ANR) agents were surveyed to estimate land values and rental rates for various types of farmland. This document summarizes the results from the agent survey. Dollar values are rounded to the nearest $5-$10 for rental rates and $100 for land values. | AEC-97
web only | 4 pages | 1,249 words | 103 downloads | PDF: 728 kb

2012 Kentucky Corn and Soybean ACRE Payment Prospects
7/1/2012 (new)

web only | - | - | 102 downloads | PDF: 116 kb

Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures: 2011 Guide
10/5/2011 (new)

The concept of stockpiling is pretty straightforward, but the challenge each year is to determine the likelihood that this practice will be profitable given the economic and agronomic conditions present at mid-summer. This practice can yield significant benefits, but it also carries significant costs. These benefits and costs must be quantified and compared to assess the overall profitability of the practice. | ID-193
web only | 4 pages | 3,344 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 290 kb

Understanding USDA's Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program for Feeder Catle
7/1/2008 (new)

web only | 7 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 60 kb