Aug. 23, 2016
August 2, 2016 · With abundant grass growth, more beef producers are holding onto cattle before they go to the feedlot...


Aug. 16, 2016
Steve OrloffFarm Advisor/Siskiyou CountyUniversity of California-Extension The haymaking season is marching along without anything too remarkable. Conditions are fairly "normal" for this time of year. Fortunately, haymaking conditions have been very good, and we have not had many summer thunderstorms that result in rain-damaged hay. As noted in an earlier report, many growers started cutting earlier this year because of market conditions and the demand for high-quality...


Aug. 9, 2016
Rocky LemusExtension forage specialistMississippi State University Producers across the state have been battling excessive heat and variable rain. Temperatures are soaring from mid-90°F to 100...


Aug. 2, 2016
Vanessa Corriher-OlsonForage SpecialistTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Two words describe Texas lately: hot and dry. Dry conditions and heat have slowed forage growth statewide. Areas with irr...


July 26, 2016
· USDA forecasted 2016 harvested acres of all hay at 56.1 million in their Acreage report released last week. This was up from the 54.4 million acres harvested in 2015 and slightly higher...


July 26, 2016
Nick ClarkExtension agronomy advisor, Hanford, Calif.University of California-DavisIn general, growing conditions have been very favorable for forages in the San Joaquin Valley of California this past month. Temperatures have been flanking the 90s and 100s in about a 15-degree range with no precipitation, so precise irrigation timing continues to be paramount. This season has seen an accumulation of about 23 percent more growing degree days than this time last year...


July 19, 2016
Glenn ShewmakerExtension Forage SpecialistUniversity of Idaho In most areas, second-cutting dairy hay was harvested in good shape. There have been some hot days, but average air temperature for...


July 19, 2016
Seth HoytAuthor of The Hoyt Report, providing hay market analysis and insight.The latest report from the Imperial Irrigation District shows there were 95,002 alfalfa hay acres in the Imperial Vall...


July 12, 2016
Karla HernandezExtension forage specialistSouth Dakota State University Many parts of South Dakota are experiencing warm and dry conditions. The northeast and western region (Black Hills) of the s...


July 5, 2016
USDA’s Acreage report on Thursday, June 30, 2016, showed alfalfa hay acres in the seven western states up 9 percent from 2015, while U.S. alfalfa hay acres were up 2 percent over a year ago. But wha...