SHSU’s Megan McDonald Tabbed Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Ashley Kriesel Stephen F. Austin Sr. Houston, Texas 3.28 Health Science Second Team Marisa Arriaga Stephen F. Austin Jr. Cedar Hill, Texas 3.75 Biology Elise Vincent 2 Northwestern State Sr. Maurice, La. 3.93 Biology Samantha Bradley 2 Abilene Christian R-Jr. Azle, Texas 3.86 Mathematics Heidi Jaquez Houston Baptist Sr. Wharton, Texas 3.83 Wellness Management Megan McDonald ^, 2 Sam Houston State Sr. Georgetown, Texas 3.80 Public Administration Tiffany Thompson 3 Sam Houston State Sr. Montgomery, Texas 3.82 Public Health: Pre-Nursing Mackenzie Savage Lamar So. Alvin, Texas 4.0 Biology Alayis Seneca McNeese So. The Woodlands, Texas 4.0 H&HPE (Sports and Wellness) First Team Name Institution Class Hometown GPA Major Kaitlyn St. Clair 2 Northwestern State Sr. Cypress, Texas 4.0 Psychology Allie Amerson Nicholls So. Springfield, La. 3.92 Biology Pre-Med/Pre-Dentistry Madisen Blackford 2 Southeastern La. Jr. Des Moines, Iowa 3.67 Accounting ^ – 2020 Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year2 – Two-time All-Academic selection3 – Three-time All-Academic selection# – CoSIDA Academic All-District Renee Hoffman UIW So. Clinton, Mich. 3.83 Biochemistry Tylar Vernon Central Arkansas So. Pangburn, Ark. 4.0 Family and Consumer Science Kayla Crutchmer Central Arkansas Sr. Tulsa, Okla. 3.12 Education Kennedy Hebert Nicholls So. Morgan City, La. 4.0 Accounting Bailey White Sam Houston State Sr. Burleson, Texas 3.97 General Business 2020 Softball Student-Athlete of the Year: Megan McDonald, Sam Houston State2020 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Teams Lauren Brown McNeese Gr. Denham Springs, La. 4.0 Political Science/Criminal Justice Name Institution Class Hometown GPA Major Jordan Johnson Central Arkansas So. Paola, Kan. 3.86 Undeclared Cori McCrary McNeese Sr. McCarley, Miss. 3.38 General Studies Reagan Sperling Central Arkansas Jr. Sherwood, Ark. 3.85 Education FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Megan McDonald is the 2020 Southland Conference Softball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. The announcement comes along with the release of the academic all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by GEICO.McDonald captures the honor after an impressive abbreviated 2020 season where she played and started in all 26 of the Bearkats’ contests. The Georgetown, Texas, native was named a preseason all-conference selection prior to the start of her senior campaign. Before the season was cut short, McDonald notched 15 RBI, 35 hits, 40 total bases and a team-leading .398 batting average. After a one-week stretch where she recorded five multi-hit games, she was named the Southland Hitter of the Week (March 3). She was also a key component on the defensive side for the Kats, registering 49 putouts from the centerfield position. Although she was a senior athletically, McDonald closed out her first year of graduate school during the 2019-20 academic year, achieving a 4.0 GPA in her public administration program.In total, 11 institutions were represented among the 2020 Southland Academic All-Conference teams with Central Arkansas leading the way with four selections. Lamar, McNeese and Sam Houston State came in next, accounting for a trio of honorees each. Houston Baptist, Nicholls, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin nabbed two spots apiece, while Abilene Christian, UIW and Southeastern Louisiana rounded out the rosters with one representative each.Lamar senior Jade Lewis was the lone automatic qualifier to the Southland squad after being named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honoree. Sam Houston State’s Tiffany Thompson earned second-team honors, marking her third-career appearance on the all-academic roster. There was a total of seven repeat selections among the first and second teams, five of which garnered first-team distinctions.The All-Academic teams are voted on by head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance staff members from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection, excluding pitchers. Nominees who were also named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic honorees.The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the Student-Athlete of the Year. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Shannon Klaus 2 Lamar Sr. Cedar Creek, Texas 3.71 Exercise Science Caitlyn Brockway Houston Baptist So. Tomball, Texas 3.58 Psychology Jade Lewis # Lamar Sr. Mont Belvieu, Texas 4.0 Exercise Sciencelast_img read more

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WCO Secretary General visits GRA to discuss technical support, capacity building

first_imgIntensive interactions between the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) in recent months reached a high point in March when the WCO’s Secretary General, Ambassador Kunio Mikuriya paid a two-day visit to Guyana.In a release to the media, the GRA said Mikuriya, who has been serving as the WCO Secretary General since 2009, was in the company of Sharon Davies, Technical Attaché, Capacity Building Directorate, when he met Commissioner General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia and senior officials in Customs Excise and Trade Operations on March 19 and 20.“The two sides discussed national and regional support to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement which Guyana ratified in November 2015 and Mr Mikuriya was briefed on the trade facilitation status by the GRA”, the release said.Meanwhile, day two of the visit saw the Secretary General being guided on a tour of key areas in customs operations such as the entry processing unit, wharves and the Scanner operation site. He used the opportunity to interact with customs officers stationed at these points, giving them guidance on best practices.“Mikuriya also met participants in the ongoing Customs Officer III Training Programme where he delivered remarks highlighting the importance of the Harmonised System (HS) training which was ongoing at the time. The HS was developed by the WCO to standardise tariff codes in accordance with international beast practices. Mr Mikuriya indicated that HS combined with valuation best practices, rules of origin, trade facilitation and enforcement, constitute some of the core requirements for customs officers in any jurisdiction to effectively carry out their functions,” the GRA said.The GRA was commended for some of the various customs modernisation measures already implemented, as the Secretary General pledged the WCO’s continued technical support and future capacity building assistance to the GRA.In February this year, the WCO completed a Mercator Programme Scoping Mission to Guyana that identified key areas of customs operations where the GRA could benefit from WCO’s assistance.last_img read more

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ECD man charged for killing mother of 3

first_imgThe 35-year-old man who stabbed the mother of his three children to death in August at Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Thursday arraigned for the heinous crime.Clive WilsonClive Wilson, a pork-knocker of Montrose, ECD, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.The charge detailed that on August 25, 2019 at Victoria Village, he murdered Shamain Frank.It was reported that on the day in question, the suspect was seen entering the 27-year-old woman’s yard, but was ordered by the victim’s brother to leave the premises because of the abuse his sister had suffered at Wilson’s hands.Murdered: Shamain FrankThe brother of the deceased woman had related to investigators that shortly after, he heard screams, and went to his sister’s aid.Upon checking, the woman was discovered with a stab wound to her left breast lying in a pool of blood.It is believed that the suspect gained entry to the house by removing three louvre panes. After committing the act, the suspect reportedly departed through a back door, which was discovered open.The suspect and the victim were reportedly engaged in an argument when she was attacked and fatally stabbed.The injured woman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. After committing the act, the man went into hiding.The couple had recently rented an apartment at Mon Repos, ECD, but because the abuse had continued, Frank had returned to the home she had shared with her siblings.The accused was remanded to prison, and he was ordered to make his next court appearance on November 26, 2019.last_img read more

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‘Man United should be aiming for titles, not just the top four,’ Red Devils flyer tells talkSPORT

first_imgAshley Young is confident Manchester United can use their comfortable victory over top-four rivals Tottenham as a springboard for what remains of the Premier League campaign.The Red Devils have been a shadow of their title-winning selves this term but have still managed to keep pace with the Champions League-chasing pack.And Louis van Gaal’s side finally gave the Old Trafford faithful something to get off their seats for with a brilliant display on Sunday, as goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney put Spurs to the sword in a rampant first-half.And with fierce rivals, and another team competing for a coveted top-four spot, Liverpool their next opponents, Young believes United’s return to form came at the perfect time.“It was a great team performance,” he told talkSPORT.“We were never really threatened by Tottenham and we want to build on that for the rest of the season.“We want to finish in those Champions League spots, we want to finish as high in the table as possible, but we’re taking every game as it comes and now our focus will be on Liverpool next week.“We wanted to go into that game on the back of a win and hopefully we can take the positives from the win over Spurs into the game against Liverpool.”Young said the squad are desperate to claim a Champions League spot having missed the cut under axed boss David Moyes last term, but also insisted a club as big and as rich in heritage as Manchester United should be aiming higher.He added: “After last year everybody is talking about getting back into the Champions League, but for a club like Manchester United, we should be up there fighting for titles, not just the Champions League.“But we know it’s a rebuilding process and, as we’re coming down to the last few games of the season, we do want to get the club back into the Champions League, we’ve missed it this year.”Ashley Young was speaking at the launch of the bwin Manchester United Casino, the first football club-based, real money casino app in the world.last_img read more

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Panel: Killer’s parole suitable

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Rosenkrantz will remain in prison pending a 120-day review process, first by the Board of Prison Terms, then by the governor. The Board of Prison Terms voted in 2001 to free Rosenkrantz, but then-Gov. Gray Davis blocked his release. The case went through several appeals, but the state Supreme Court upheld Davis’ decision in December 2002. Rosenkrantz’s family was happy about Thursday’s recommendation. “You can imagine we’re very relieved that the system finally worked,” said Rosenkrantz’s father, Herbert Rosenkrantz. “He’s a fine boy. He served a lot of time.” Still, Herbert Rosenkrantz said his son’s freedom depends on the Board of Prison Terms and the governor. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could face his first decision over whether to free Robert Rosenkrantz, who is serving 17 years to life in prison for the 1985 killing of a fellow Calabasas High School student who revealed he was gay. Rosenkrantz was recommended for parole Thursday by a state Board of Parole Hearings panel, which found him “suitable” for release. But Rosenkrantz still needs a parole recommendation from the state Board of Prison Terms, which denied him parole last year. If that board thinks Rosenkrantz should be freed, the final decision would fall to Schwarzenegger. Donald Specter, Rosenkrantz’s former attorney, said he has been a “model” prisoner at California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo. If it comes to a decision by Schwarzenegger and the governor fails to make a decision within his deadline, Rosenkrantz would be released, said Elaine Jennings, spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Rosenkrantz was 18 on June 28, 1985, when he killed Steven Redman, shooting him 10 times with an Uzi. The slaying came one week after Redman told other students that Rosenkrantz was gay. In denying Rosenkrantz parole in 2001, Davis cited the “viciousness” of the June 1985 shooting. Prosecutors pointed to Rosenkrantz’s behavior after the crime, noting that the teenager fled the scene, bought a high-capacity magazine for his Uzi and admitted thinking about shooting up his brother’s car. While former District Attorney Gil Garcetti, the Sheriff’s Department and the victim’s father, Larry Redman, previously opposed his release, District Attorney Steve Cooley isn’t objecting. “We were at the parole hearing. We offered no opposition to his parole,” said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, adding that Rosenkrantz was at the top of the parole board’s “matrix.” Donald Specter, director of the Prison Law Office in the Bay Area and formerly one of Rosenkrantz’s attorneys, said that while Schwarzenegger’s parole “decisions are a little better than Davis’,” they also could be affected by the upcoming election. “I don’t know how many votes you get out of granting parole.” The Governor’s Office did not return calls for comment late Thursday. Rosenkrantz, 39, is serving a sentence for the second-degree murder of Redman, who was 17 when Rosenkrantz shot him after the graduation night disclosure of his homosexuality by Redman and Rosenkrantz’s younger brother, Joe. Specter said Rosenkrantz has completed therapy groups, and otherwise been a model prisoner and that there is a large sentiment that he is not a risk to society. beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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WEATHER LATEST: AA ISSUE ICE WARNING ON DONEGAL ROADS

first_imgAA Ireland has issued an urgent warning to motorists about ice on many roads in Co Donegal tonight.An Atlantic front will bring sleet to the county later, with snow on the hills before temperatures reach 6C tomorrow and bring a thaw.Donegal Daily has had reports of icy conditions on roads in south Donegal this evening. AA Roadwatch says roads in Letterkenny are also poor. WEATHER LATEST: AA ISSUE ICE WARNING ON DONEGAL ROADS was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WEATHER LATEST: AA ISSUE ICE WARNING ON DONEGAL ROADSlast_img read more

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Prison in guns-for-drugs case

first_imgAccused of trading guns for drugs with members of a notorious street gang, former Glendale businessman Scott Schaffer pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal gun charge in exchange for a five-year prison sentence. Schaffer was the longtime boyfriend of Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Murphy, who resigned her city post in August after investigators probing Schaffer’s links with the Vineland Boys gang found guns and cocaine at her home. “This is a just conclusion to the case,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Young. “The defendant pled guilty to the most serious charge that he faced. It accurately reflects his criminal conduct and the assistance he provided to Vineland Boys gang members.” In a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court, Schaffer, 52, entered his plea to one count of trading two guns to a member of the Vineland Boys gang in exchange for cocaine, authorities said. Free on $1 million bond, he is due in court in June to be sentenced to at least five years in federal prison. If Schaffer had gone to trial and been convicted on all counts, he faced up to 45 years in prison. In an interview after the hearing, Schaffer admitted he made mistakes and said it was important to resolve the case for which he spent a total of 36 days in solitary confinement before being released on bond. “Without question I made some bad mistakes, and I am devastated of the consequences to my friends and Stacey Murphy,” said Schaffer, who had been co-owner of Sun Valley-based City Cab. Schaffer said he has made arrangements to volunteer time at an alcohol rehabilitation center and with nonprofit agencies in Los Angeles. Schaffer had served on many boards and commissions, including the Glendale Water & Power Commission, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank, Glendale Salvation Army, Burbank Center for the Retarded, and the Glendale Chapter of the American Heart Association, according to records and interviews. He also donated tens of thousands of dollars to politicians in Glendale, Los Angeles and Burbank. “He was pretty well-respected in the community. He was always very professional,” said Glendale Police Capt. Ray Edey, who knew Schaffer in the early 1990s. “He was an active lobbyist for cab companies over the years. He had a very outgoing personality that lent itself well to public relations.” But Schaffer’s attorney Roger Rosen said in court documents that Schaffer struggled with alcoholism for years, and had been sober and started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a little over a month before he was arrested. Schaffer had four misdemeanor convictions: two reckless driving cases in the 1990s; driving on a suspended license; and a drunk-driving conviction in 2004 for which he received a probation term, court documents show. Schaffer had a relationship for eight years with Murphy, who was divorced from her three sons’ father, Superior Court Commissioner Timothy Murphy, court documents said. By 2001, she was living with Schaffer and working at City Cab. Arrested at her home in July and free on a written pledge to appear in court, Murphy is expected in Los Angeles Superior Court Nov. 17 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. The hearing will determine whether there’s enough evidence for trial, said Los Angeles County Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. Murphy was charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor child-endangerment, because the guns were accessible to her 12-year-old son, authorities said. Her attorney, Rickard Santwier did not return a call seeking comment. Schaffer and Murphy were arrested by investigators on an anti-gang task force formed after the November 2003 slaying of rookie Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka, killed in a shootout with purported members of the Vineland Boys. Task force investigators were led to Schaffer this summer, after a loaded handgun registered to him was found at a gang member’s Granada Hills home, court documents said. A gun collector, Schaffer owned, at the time of his arrest, 19 guns, including an UZI semiautomatic handgun, court records show. He has since been barred from owning firearms, Young said. During a search of Schaffer’s Glendale apartment, police said they found handguns, ammunition, methamphetamine, and two vials of cocaine. Investigators then went to Murphy’s Burbank home, after Schaffer told them he stored more guns there and that she kept cocaine in a bedroom closet. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sharks’ first coach receives honor in native country

first_imgGeorge Kingston, the first head coach in Sharks history, was selected Wednesday to receive the Order of Hockey in Canada for his contributions to the game in his native country.Kingston, 79, coached at the University of Calgary for parts of two decades and was involved with Canadian hockey at the international level in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1994, he was Team Canada’s general manager for the Winter Olympics. The Canadians won silver.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.Kingst …last_img read more

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Amber Alert: New Discoveries in Old Sap

first_img(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Even old pieces of amber in a museum drawer can reveal unexpected surprises.Several news pieces recently have focused on the dried tree sap known as amber.  Fossils in amber are among the very most exquisite of all, because they preserve the 3-D animals themselves with all their parts intact.Roving through amber:  The Entomological Society of America announced the oldest “rove beetle” ever found, preserved beautifully in a piece of amber from France.  Rove beetles are members of the Omaliini tribe, the largest group of beetles with 60,000 members.  This one increases the fossil record of rove beetles by 100 million years from the Cenozoic into the Cretaceous, the abstract of the paper notes.  The press release includes a very detailed reconstruction made by imaging the inside of the opaque resin with X-rays.Big old collection:  Roving through a decades-old collection of Dominican amber are producing new secrets.  Young scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign started combing through 160 pounds of amber collected back in the 1950s.  This amber, thought to be 20 million years old, provided some new evidence for evolution, the press release claims:Perhaps the most striking discovery thus far is that of a pygmy locust, a tiny grasshopper the size of a rose thorn that lived 18- to 20-million years ago and fed on moss, algae and fungi. The specimen is remarkable because it represents an intermediate stage of evolution in the life of its subfamily of locusts (known as the Cladonotinae). The most ancient representatives of this group had wings, while modern counterparts do not. The newly discovered locust has what appear to be vestigial wings — remnant structures that had already lost their primary function.If this is an example of evolution, then, it represents degradation: loss of a pre-existing complex trait, not like evolving new wings.Live Science presented a photo gallery of the beautifully-preserved insects found in this collection.  Among the photos is an unidentified mammal hair, and two flies trapped in the act of mating.Baltic Chinese immigrant:  Another big collection, this time from the Baltic Sea region, is being analyzed by scientists from the University of Bonn.  Science Daily shows a beautifully-preserved mosquito found in one of the 3,000 pieces being examined.  What’s weird about it is that this is a “Chinese mosquito” found across the world near Poland, some 10,000 km away from similar ones found in Fushun, China.  Thought to be 40-50 million years old, the Chinese immigrant presents a mystery:The pieces from the Baltic region are slightly younger than the ones from Fushun-according to estimates, about 40 to 50 million years. At that time, Europe and Asia were divided by the Strait of Turgay, a wide arm of the ocean. Many researchers had assumed until now that this body of saltwater prevented species migrations between the continents—or at least, made it much harder. “Consequently, the great similarity of the included insects has been a great surprise to us,” said Rust. “We don’t know yet how that fits together.”Outside of India, Fushun is one of the two rare amber sites in Asia.  Scientists studying samples from an open-pit mine there have so far found “arachnids and insects from more than 80 families” said to be 53 million years old.The millions-of-years talk and the evolution-talk are worthless bits of noise in the news.  Exquisite fossils like these entombed in gem-like stones can be appreciated for their own sake without force-fitting them into a world view that is ridiculous, calling loss of wings “an intermediate stage in the evolution in the life” of something, and finding no evolution at all in millions of years.  Addicts must have their Darwine, the more aged the better.last_img read more

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Questioning grazing efficiencies

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are certainly times when it would be much easier to just leave all the gates open and let the livestock manage themselves. Obviously, there must be some merit in this type of management, or lack of, because it is still pretty common. This is especially true in the spring. For those whose primary focus is planting corn and beans, pasture management is usually not a high priority. Equipment, field preparation and planting is the top priority; the cows will be fine until planting is done, until sidedressing is done, until first cutting of hay is done, etc. Unfortunately, by the time most of those producers have completed that work, they are usually short on forages. Hay or other fed feeds now take the place of management or time not expended earlier.I still often question grazing efficiencies. Certainly not all of the forage that is produced will make it into the animal and likewise, not all of the potential growth is always lost or achieved. Grazing efficiencies have a lot to do with time. Time to grow, time to graze and time to rest. The real trick is to achieve the highest efficiency of the whole.If you let a field grow to its maximum and then harvest it mechanically, you are still missing out on some potential regrowth that did not occur during that timeframe. You then have to account for any loss of leaf and stubble left behind. This is why hay harvest is considered about 70% efficient.If you turn the cows out and let them harvest the field all season long and they are still grazing something green, quite often close to the ground especially with higher stocking rates, you might think you haven’t wasted a thing. In reality, because you have restricted photosynthesis and leaf area, you have restricted production and most likely intake of the animal. This is all compounded if it also turns dry.To really maximize both production and efficiency, we need to manage time. We’ve talked about the three stages of grass before: the immature stage, where it is washy; the growth stage, where it is nutritionally rich and high in energy; and the mature stage. In an ideal world of forage, we would keep all of the pastures or paddocks in stage two all the time. To save some time, I’ll quickly say that that is pretty much impossible and not always ideal.Forages usually don’t want to cooperate. They want to complete their lifecycle, which includes producing seed as part of a survival mechanism. Each has a typical growth curve and towards the end of the biggest growth period, seed is usually produced. You can slow this down or slightly flatten that growth curve by forcing the plant to regrow by removing sufficient material. This forces the plant to rebuild reserves.Take away too much and we stunt regrowth. Don’t remove enough and let some mature, then quality is reduced.There are a lot of variables that play into all of this: stocking rate, fertility, soils, rainfall, forages, and weather patterns. Every season is slightly different. I’ve wished at times that I had taken clippings during the same time-frame and under the same conditions for several years to compare differences. You would think they would be very similar, but I’ve found them to vary quite a bit. Differences in growing degree days, rainfall, and fertility are enough to throw wrenches in the works of true comparability.We actually harvest the most forage over the entire growing season by maintaining as much forage as possible in stage two. That is when we maximize intake of the animal, enabling them to get a full bite each time, maximize the nutritional value of that forage, and if we adhere to good stop grazing heights, we will prolong that good growth and possibly even increase new tillering, as long as the weather, moisture, and fertility are present to support it.There are certainly reasons to graze tighter every once in a while as there are reasons to defer grazing long periods. Those could include to establish new legumes, to stockpile forage in late summer or fall for later use, or build a large amount of carbon to be utilized for building soil health. All are good justifications for the planned goal, but all can also reduce overall yearly production.I continue to test the grazing efficiency percentages. Even with all the variables that influence them, I find them hard to disprove. So, what is the value of time managing pasture? The grazing efficiency of the pasture increases with the increase of time in management. The more often animals are moved and pastures rested and maintained where grazing is maximized in the most ideal stage of growth, the higher the efficiency. You could essentially increase the amount harvested over 200% by adding management to a continuously grazed pasture. That is measurable quantity that you don’t have to buy.last_img read more

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