Nov. 2, 2016
The author is the Hay & Forage Grower editorial intern and a student at South Dakota State University. Ed Ballard has been managing the Dudley Smith Farm since its establishment in 1995...


Oct. 24, 2016
At one time, baling hay was one of the most stressful times of the year for Maddox Dairy. “I don’t think Grandpa ever slept at night during the haying season,” said Steven Maddox, wh...


Oct. 11, 2016
Forage quality is a significant player in our high-producing dairy herds.This was one of the conclusions made after 14 high-producing Wisconsin dairy operators were surveyed regarding their feeding pr...


June 14, 2016
You can cut alfalfa 20 times in one year or one time for 20 years.This was an axiom told to me many years ago. It relates to the persistence of an alfalfa stand given the intensity of a chosen cutting...


May 18, 2016
You only need to spend a few minutes talking to Al Wehner before you realize that he really enjoys life, especially his forage, cows, and family...


March 24, 2016
The author is a dairy nutritional consultant and freelance agricultural writer based out of Connecticut. Early spring grass provides enough protein, energy and dry matter intake for milk pr...


March 22, 2016
It’s not such an unusual thing for old, North-dwelling people like myself to head south for the winter. They can often be seen lining the coastal beaches, plugging up the golf courses an...


Feb. 17, 2016
It's not easy milking 11,000 cows. Put those cows on the Sonora Desert, decide you’re going to grow your own forage, and things really get interesting. Such is life at T & K Red River Dairy...


Nov. 10, 2015
Typically, a relatively small publishing company doesn’t also own and operate a commercial dairy farm, or any other kind of farm for that matter. But, such is the case at the W.D. Hoard & Sons C...


Sept. 22, 2015
With the dinner tent snuggled right up to the glass windows of the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm’s milking parlor, consumers who attended the “Wisconsin Farm to Table” culinary experience were constan...