Nov. 19, 2019
As winter approaches, some producers are questioning if their hay inventories will last until spring. Cornstalks can extend hay inventories, but their use comes with some important considerations.&nbs...


Nov. 19, 2019
Here’s the thing about forage crops and corn silage: When it’s time to harvest, it’s time to harvest, at least if feed quality is a consideration.That being the case, harvest is sometimes accomp...


Nov. 12, 2019
It’s difficult to know how long this current stretch of below normal temperatures will endure, but for beef producers in the Fescue Belt, there may be reason for concern.Extended stretches of cold w...


Nov. 12, 2019
As the winter months quickly approach, so does the hay-feeding season for many cow-calf producers. Understanding the factors that impact cow hay consumption is key to ensuring an operation has adequat...


Nov. 5, 2019
Winter feeding often results in damage to pastures — but taking a few preventative measures will reduce the that damage, mitigate erosion, and encourage better forage growth in the spring.“There i...


Nov. 5, 2019
The horror stories we heard last week in conjunction with Halloween pale in comparison to some of the haymaking accounts that were told during this past growing season. Relentless rain, delayed c...


Oct. 29, 2019
When corn prices are high, replacing corn with corn silage and distillers grains in finishing diets is an economical option for cattle feeders. The opportunity to maximize quality and harvest the enti...


Oct. 29, 2019
Eliminating feeding losses is impossible; reducing them is not.“The major objective for any feeding system should be to keep loses to a practical minimum level,” writes Vanessa Corriher-Olson, for...


Oct. 22, 2019
Many regions have now or will soon reach the point when significant alfalfa regrowth won’t occur if the crop is cut one more time. Research has historically shown that cutting when the chances for r...


Oct. 22, 2019
Meeting winter nutritional requirements for the beef herd can be challenging and requires some thought and planning to be done properly and economically. Protein is especially vital for the digestive...