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...


Oct. 18, 2016
Here’s a short, fun little video provided by the Oklahoma Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of a camera-equipped cow as it roams through a smorgasbord of forage crops...


Oct. 11, 2016
A total of 373 samples from 24 different states and provinces comprised the field of entries for this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl. The highest placing samples were on display at Wor...


Oct. 11, 2016
Once the combine pulls out of a cornfield, it’s often the case that field harvest is only partially accomplished...


Oct. 4, 2016
This was one of those years where making generalizations about growing conditions was difficult, even within the same state or sometimes county. Such was the case in Pennsylvania, New York, and...


Oct. 3, 2016
Fall pasture growth can provide an extra opportunity for grazing livestock. If not managed carefully, though, it can have detrimental long-term effects on your forage stand.“A dry summer has stunted...