Nov. 29, 2016
How does a person who is long on desire, will, and motivation but short on capital enter the dairy business?Often it is by working on an established farm, but without a clear path to someday own...


Nov. 22, 2016
About this time each year, winter annuals rise from shadows of perennial forages and assume center stage in grazing systems across the South.“Winter grazing by virtue of winter annuals is our...


Nov. 2, 2016
For the past several years, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Forage Improvement Division’s agronomy lab has been studying remote sensing as a way to estimate forage amount and protein content using real-time or short-delay data...


Aug. 9, 2016
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln If you’re in the business of harvesting forage with machines of the h...


July 5, 2016
Here’s how I always approached my grandmother’s cauliflower casserole: Small bites with copious amounts of ketchup, followed by a spoonful of applesauce that rivaled the capacity of a front end lo...


May 18, 2016
The proof is always in the data, and Darrel Franson has plenty of that. Darrel Franson has spent the past 15 years renovating his pastures with novel, nontoxic fescue. He’s been entering numbe...


May 18, 2016
The author is a freelance writer from Bozeman, Mont., and has her own communications business, Cowpunch Creative. Colorado ranching expert Chip Hines (chiphines.com) believes the cattle ind...


May 18, 2016
Cattle that graze toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue can have a vulnerability to severe heat stress under moderate air temperatures, rough hair coats in the summer to add to the heat stress, reduced dry matter intake, and generally poor performance and thriftiness...


May 17, 2016
In the “Forage Shop Talk” feature of Hay & Forage Grower (January 2016), I asked grazing guru Jim Gerrish what he thought was the most common mistake still being made by those who...


March 31, 2016
Mineral salt, the digestive process and seed survival in feces were all among the factors that made fed-seed establishment a low-success practice during the first year of this North Carolina State res...