June 20, 2017
I’ll admit it — for many years my eyes glossed right over the ash content of a forage sample. That’s not the case anymore.Ash content in harvested forages can have a significant role in animal p...


May 30, 2017
It’s usually a no-win deal. The hay is ready to cut ... perhaps past ready ... but there’s a chance of rain over the next few days. So, do you cut and take a chance on the crop getting washed, or...


May 23, 2017
After the speaker spent the better part of 45 minutes discussing the virtues of high forage fiber digestibility, he opened the floor up for questions. First out of the chute came this question in the...


May 16, 2017
Harvesting hay from the road right-of-way is a common practice in many parts of the United States. While the phrase “It’s better than feeding snowballs” is often associated with road ditch hay...


May 8, 2017
Never, ever complain or worry about a dry late winter and early spring.We’ve probably all done this and perhaps still do, but more often than not Mother Nature evens the score in May and June...


May 1, 2017
These articles cover alfalfa variety breeding and characterization, the progression from breeder seed through foundation to commercial seed, some basics of alfalfa seed growing and cleaning, and seed purity analysis, treatment and packaging operations, and labeling requirements for commercial sale and planting...


April 30, 2017
Grass-fed beef is a growing niche market that provides opportunity for marketing cattle with enhanced value. In the Upper Midwest, selling grass-finished beef in local markets can also take adva...


April 30, 2017
The author is the technical service manager for Calibrate Technologies. It’s harvest season and high-quality alfalfa is at the top of your mind...


April 30, 2017
A common practice for many producers during the fall is to look for the cheapest protein and energy supplements to go along with their hay for winter feeding...


April 30, 2017
Bermudagrass varieties fall into two main groups: selections of common bermudagrass that can be planted from seed and hybrid bermudagrass that must be propagated by vegetative means...