May 9, 2017
Using spring-planted oats for pasture has great potential, but if not grazed correctly, the results may be disappointing.In recent years, oat pastures have become more popular. According to Bruce Ande...

May 2, 2017
Lack of snow cover and drastic changes in temperature in parts of the country have turned alfalfa stands from green to brown.In South Dakota, damage has occurred in areas of fields where ice sheets fo...

April 25, 2017
It can be a challenge to establish native grasses in cultivated pastures, but they offer several benefits, including alternative summer forage, buffer strips to protect streams, and improved wildlife...

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...