Nov. 29, 2016
With pastures entering dormancy and cornstalk grazing underway, it will soon be time to start delivering supplemental feed to the herd. Often, hay is supplied in the form of large round bal...


Nov. 22, 2016
Though corn draws most of the attention in the annual crop silage world, there’s expanding interest in forage sorghum as water resources become scarcer in some U.S. regions.On the Texas High Plains...


Nov. 22, 2016
Figuring out how much fertilizer to use for forage grasses can be challenging. Applying more fertilizer than what is needed wastes money and causes excess runoff.“Fertilizer costs in forage producti...


Nov. 15, 2016
Ryegrass and winter cereal grains are common “go to” forages in the South for overwintering beef herds and keeping dairy cows productive. These same forage options are used in other areas of the U...


Nov. 15, 2016
When calculating winter-feed needs for cattle, correctly estimating hay or standing forage intake is essential. Forage quality determines the amount of forage consumed. Cows consuming high...


Nov. 8, 2016
Serving as the foundation for all agricultural endeavors, soil requires our management and protection to maintain functioning ecological systems.“As part of managing for a healthy soil, cover crops...


Nov. 1, 2016
If you’ve got stockpiled pasture forage or a significant amount of growth in a hayfield, swath grazing may be an option worth considering.Accumulated forage is mowed into a swath and left for...


Nov. 1, 2016
Some areas around the U.S. have already experienced several light frosts, raising questions about subsequent forage use. Inquiries about the use of warm-season grasses in the sorghum family...


Oct. 25, 2016
How cows digest forage determines the extent to which they will make milk. As most forage feeders know, forage quality varies from cutting-to-cutting and year-to-year, presenting challenges that...


Oct. 25, 2016
Weather prognosticators at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center expect La Niña to play a role in this winter’s weather. They look for the c...