Spring herd

Where the Green Grass Grows

Follow along with McCrea Family Farms and learn how sound pasture management is foundational to their success.

Andrew McCrea

Meet Andrew McCrea

Meet Andrew McCrea, McCrea Family Farms, Maysville, Missouri

Andrew McCrea is an author, speaker and host of Farm Journal’s American Countryside radio program. Andrew runs a fifth-generation crop and stocker cattle operation with his dad, M.L., and 16-year-old son, Luke, on about 4,500 acres. The McCreas have relied on Range & Pasture products from Corteva Agriscience and its legacy companies for more than 30 years.

When Pastures Get Top Billing, Bigger Gains Follow

McCrea Family Farms relies on year-round, high-quality grazing for efficient gains in their stocker operation. A pasture-first focus is critical to their success — regardless of season or time of year.

McCrea cattle on pasture

Summer Pasture Work Keeps Cattle on Track

Even with an effective spring spraying program, the McReas say summer scouting is critical to catch any potential problems.

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Spring herd

Weed Control Spurs Spring Growth

Even at early spring green-up, a mix of stockpiled forage and new growth provides an economical feed source.

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Featured Products

Under normal field conditions DuraCor® is non-volatile. DuraCor has no grazing or haying restrictions for any class of livestock, including lactating dairy cows, horses (including lactating mares) and meat animals prior to slaughter. Label precautions apply to forage treated with DuraCor to manure and urine from animals that have consumed treated forage. 

Except for lactating dairy animals, there are no grazing restrictions following application of Remedy. State restrictions on the sale and use of Remedy® apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full details. 

GrazonPD3™ is a Restricted Use Pesticide. GrazonPD3 is not for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York State. 

UltiGrazSM with fertilizer is available for use with specific herbicides in the states of AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY. 

DuraCor, Remedy, UltiGraz and GrazonPD3 are not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.