March 14, 2017
When the first green grass appears, it can be tempting to turn horses out to graze immediately. However, for the health of the horse and pasture, the grass needs to have time to grow before horses are...


March 7, 2017
If winter annual small grains were not planted last fall for spring forage, opportunities are dwindling to produce additional forage for grazing or hay. One option that remains for quick developing fo...


Feb. 28, 2017
We often hear about the virtues of rotational grazing in theoretical terms based on research. However, there are livestock producers across the U.S. who can vouch for its benefits based on personal ex...


Feb. 28, 2017
Fertilizing cool-season forages and some winter annuals like rye and wheat early in the spring promotes advanced growth and allows hay feeding to end prematurely.According to Dirk Philipp, associate p...


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...