Jan. 15, 2019
Photo: University of MinnesotaHaymakers now have several options to bind round bales. The binding option chosen impacts the time it takes to bale a hayfield and the preservation of forage quality if t...


Jan. 15, 2019
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a phrase that is well known by all and can easily be applied to pastures. While some pastures may look harmless at a glance, potential toxins could be residi...


Jan. 8, 2019
Many regions of the southern U.S. have experienced copious amounts of rain, which translates to copious amounts of mud in winter-feeding pastures...


Jan. 8, 2019
The turn of the calendar to January invokes the formulation of New Year’s resolutions. While many people vow to eat better and exercise more, livestock producers make resolutions of their own in an...


Jan. 2, 2019
Just in case reading eHay Weekly wasn’t on your Top 10 “to do” list every Tuesday morning of the past year, here’s a chance to catch up with the most read articles that came through your inbox...


Jan. 2, 2019
When it comes to purchasing hay, not only does the intended consumer of the forage need to be considered, but also nutritive factors that will influence its feeding. In many ways, shopping for hay tha...


Dec. 26, 2018
“While it is sometimes tempting to look only at quick solutions such as pesticides when confronted with a pest problem, it is well known that a range of agronomic practices have profound and importa...


Dec. 26, 2018
Winter presents a whole new set of challenges to livestock producers. Not only does Mother Nature grace us with snow, for some of us, but also colder temperatures. We’re not the only ones who feel t...


Dec. 18, 2018
While dairies in the western U.S. are feeding less alfalfa hay to dairy cows than 10 to 15 years ago, California has probably seen more of a decline than other states...


Dec. 18, 2018
“Both the rumen and the silo are anaerobic fermentation systems; they share similarities but also differ in several ways,” said Limin Kung...