April 18, 2017
April is one of the two preferred times to plant cool-season perennial forages. The other time is in late summer.“The relative success of spring versus summer seeding of forages is greatly affected...

April 11, 2017
In the southern Great Plains, forage is grown in the spring and fall, corresponding to the seasonal rainfall patterns. As a result, there are typically forage shortages in the winter and summer months...

April 4, 2017
It is welcoming to watch pastures green up in the spring; however, the unique growth of the spring flush brings with it some potential problems for cattle. Grass tetany is a nutritional disease...

March 28, 2017
Many parts of the country saw record temperatures in February and little measurable snow throughout the winter. Despite the unexpected warmth, submissions at the University of Kentucky Vet Diagnostic...

March 21, 2017
The southeastern U.S. was affected by drought from July to December of last year. Periods of drought impact pasture productivity in the following season. How pastures are utilized following a drought...

March 14, 2017
When the first green grass appears, it can be tempting to turn horses out to graze immediately. However, for the health of the horse and pasture, the grass needs to have time to grow before horses are...

March 7, 2017
If winter annual small grains were not planted last fall for spring forage, opportunities are dwindling to produce additional forage for grazing or hay. One option that remains for quick developing fo...

Feb. 28, 2017
Fertilizing cool-season forages and some winter annuals like rye and wheat early in the spring promotes advanced growth and allows hay feeding to end prematurely.According to Dirk Philipp, associate p...

Feb. 21, 2017
Cool-season annual forage crops are grown throughout the South to minimize the amount of stored forage that needs to be fed. To extend the grazing season, small grain cereal grasses such as rye...

Feb. 15, 2017
Ron Tombaugh’s entrepreneurial nature helped him successfully integrate a haying and trucking business. In Streator, Ill., the epicenter of corn and soybean country, Tombaugh bought his first round baler...