Sept. 13, 2016
Claims that substantial amounts of water can be saved by growing forage hydroponically have attracted interest in the practice.But does this practice really save water?“Some have claimed that...


Sept. 6, 2016
All-hay and alfalfa July average prices each dropped slightly in USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The all-hay price dipped $3 from June to $131 per ton, which is $21...


Sept. 6, 2016
With a depressed wheat market, grazing wheat may be a popular choice this winter. Grazing-out wheat through next spring and forgoing a grain crop is also an attractive option...


Aug. 30, 2016
Extending the grazing season into fall and early winter doesn’t just have to be about stockpiling perennials or growing cereals and ryegrass. Many livestock producers have incorporated brassicas int...


Aug. 30, 2016
Though the dog days of August still plague many parts of the United States, the winter pasture season is just a short trip down the road.James Rogers, assistant professor at the Noble Foundation in Ar...


Aug. 23, 2016
Round bales may just be too convenient.That’s the premise set forth by Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University extension livestock marketing specialist. “Hay production per beef cow has more than...


Aug. 23, 2016
“With many drought-stressed crops harvested early, this may be an ideal year to plant winter triticale to bolster forage supplies,” says Tom Kilcer, a crop consultant and researcher based in...


Aug. 16, 2016
Butterflies in alfalfa fields may be free and make for a good photo opportunity, but they also can indicate future alfalfa worm-feeding issues. That’s the warning coming out of Central California wh...


Aug. 16, 2016
Due to reduced yield and disease susceptibility, growing meadow fescue in the U.S. ceased decades ago. However, the grass has noteworthy potential as a companion grass in alfalfa-grass mixtures...


Aug. 9, 2016
If there’s a need to extend the grazing season or bolster stored forage inventories, oats may be your answer. Late summer-seeded oats thrive in cool conditions, have high feed value, and can...