Feb. 21, 2017
Cool-season annual forage crops are grown throughout the South to minimize the amount of stored forage that needs to be fed. To extend the grazing season, small grain cereal grasses such as rye...


Feb. 21, 2017
Bermudagrass is a warm-season perennial. Normally long-lived, the species perpetuates by both underground rhizomes and aboveground stolons. As such, it should be a pretty easy task to both establish a...


Feb. 14, 2017
Black Leg Ranch, McKenzie, N.D., earned the distinction of winning the national 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award. The Doan family, who own and operate the ranch, was selected from a group of regio...


Feb. 14, 2017
Aboveground water systems are an efficient tool for delivering water from reliable sources to pastures.“Recently, there have been some changes in manufacturing and suppliers that are worthy to note...


Feb. 7, 2017
The value of legumes in pastures is well documented, and we’re now moving into the frost-seeding season. Frost seeding is a tried and tested method to introduce or maintain legumes in existing grass...


Feb. 7, 2017
In the South, ryegrass quickly turns from winter grazing savior to competitive Satan for warm-season grasses. That time is quickly approaching, and advanced control planning is in order to get those w...


Jan. 31, 2017
Snow and ice storms are often a part of life for cattle grazing winter pastures in northern states. For their owners, it means making those cattle as comfortable as possible and ensuring adequate nutr...


Jan. 31, 2017
Problems with toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue usually come front and center in the heat of summer when cattle body temperatures rise and blood flow is reduced.Severe cold temperatures can also be...


Jan. 24, 2017
Most cattle tend to graze in valleys and congregate by creeks, leading to overgrazing in riparian areas and letting quality forage on hillsides go to waste.However, some cattle are different, preferri...


Jan. 24, 2017
In last week’s eHay Weekly we took a look at the big picture from USDA’s 2016 Crop Production Annual Summary. From that same report, here’s a list of the top five states as they ranked for acrea...