April 4, 2017
It is welcoming to watch pastures green up in the spring; however, the unique growth of the spring flush brings with it some potential problems for cattle. Grass tetany is a nutritional disease...


March 28, 2017
Many parts of the country saw record temperatures in February and little measurable snow throughout the winter. Despite the unexpected warmth, submissions at the University of Kentucky Vet Diagnostic...


March 28, 2017
“Early spring irrigation provides an opportunity to build a reserve water source for summer use,” says Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska extension forage specialist. “This offers a big adva...


March 21, 2017
The southeastern U.S. was affected by drought from July to December of last year. Periods of drought impact pasture productivity in the following season. How pastures are utilized following a drought...


March 21, 2017
After a winter of snow, mud, feed supplements, and moving bales in subzero weather, opening the gate to spring pastures is a welcome transition for both cattleman and cow.Early spring pasture growth i...


March 14, 2017
As far as U.S. alfalfa hay exports are concerned, China has been the big story. Shipments to that country have risen from 177,000 metric tons (MT) in 2011 to over 1 million MT in 2016.So what country...


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...