LIVESTOCK http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Kentucky Horse Hay In Demand http://hayandforage.com/horses/kentucky-horse-hay-demand <div class="field-deck"> Tough winter strains supply of small square bales </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Small square bales of horse hay are in demand in Kentucky. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/horses/kentucky-horse-hay-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/horses/kentucky-horse-hay-demand#comments Horses Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:20:00 +0000 24901 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Small square bales of hay were fed at a rapid clip in recent months, says grower Mark Flynn, here with his son, Bryce.</p> Photo: Flynn Farms of Kentucky Milk Prices Still Heading Up, Reports USDA http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/milk-prices-still-heading-reports-usda <div class="field-deck"> Expansion in milk production likely later in the year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Strong domestic and international demand continues to push U.S. dairy product prices higher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/milk-prices-still-heading-reports-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/milk-prices-still-heading-reports-usda#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 24721 at http://hayandforage.com Cattle Don’t Prefer Friendly Fescues http://hayandforage.com/livestock/cattle-don-t-prefer-friendly-fescues <div class="field-deck"> They like meadow brome and orchardgrass better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soft leaves and lack of fungal endophyte didn’t improve cattle’s taste for tall fescue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/livestock/cattle-don-t-prefer-friendly-fescues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/livestock/cattle-don-t-prefer-friendly-fescues#comments Grasses LIVESTOCK Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:02:00 +0000 24591 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Fae Holin Supply Steadies Texas Horse-Hay Prices http://hayandforage.com/horses/supply-steadies-texas-horse-hay-prices <div class="field-deck"> Small squares of coastal bermudagrass bring $12-14/bale retail </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Horse-hay prices in Texas have been steady in recent months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/horses/supply-steadies-texas-horse-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/horses/supply-steadies-texas-horse-hay-prices#comments Horses Hay Marketing Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:32:00 +0000 24551 at http://hayandforage.com <p>A better production year in 2013 has taken some of the pressure off horse-hay prices at feed outlets in the Dallas area, says feed store owner Mitch Waters.</p> Save Good Hay For Cows After Calving http://hayandforage.com/beef/save-good-hay-cows-after-calving <div class="field-deck"> They need energy and protein to rebuild for rebreeding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Underfeeding beef cows can slow calf growth and delay rebreeding, says a Nebraska forage specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/save-good-hay-cows-after-calving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/save-good-hay-cows-after-calving#comments Beef Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:58:00 +0000 24481 at http://hayandforage.com Eastern Horse Hay Market Poised To Rise http://hayandforage.com/horses/eastern-horse-hay-market-poised-rise <div class="field-deck"> Stronger demand likely in spring, says New York grower </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for high-quality timothy hay among horse owners along the Eastern seaboard has softened in recent months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/horses/eastern-horse-hay-market-poised-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/horses/eastern-horse-hay-market-poised-rise#comments Horses Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:35:00 +0000 24431 at http://hayandforage.com <p>High-quality timothy hasn&rsquo;t been in demand by Eastern horse owners recently. But New York grower Phil Saunders expects horse-hay prices to strengthen in coming months.</p> USDA Pledges Funds For Drought-Stricken California http://hayandforage.com/livestock/usda-pledges-funds-drought-stricken-california <div class="field-deck"> Livestock disaster-program payments of $100 million pledged </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA will make $100 million available to help California livestock producers affected by drought this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/livestock/usda-pledges-funds-drought-stricken-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/livestock/usda-pledges-funds-drought-stricken-california#comments LIVESTOCK Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:46:00 +0000 24301 at http://hayandforage.com Hay Feeding Accelerates In Cold Southeast http://hayandforage.com/livestock/hay-feeding-accelerates-cold-southeast <div class="field-deck"> Supplies are abundant overall, but quality hay difficult to find </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although southeastern livestock producers are feeding more hay than usual, last year's ample supply should keep hay prices in line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/livestock/hay-feeding-accelerates-cold-southeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/livestock/hay-feeding-accelerates-cold-southeast#comments LIVESTOCK Hay Marketing Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:38:00 +0000 24261 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Tall fescue pastures will likely not be as lush and green as these coming out of the winter that Mississippi and Alabama have been experiencing. Many fescue pastures are now yellow, and Rocky Lemus, Mississippi State&rsquo;s Extension forage specialist, is concerned that their productivity may decline.</p> Photo: Fae Holin How To Handle Moldy Hay http://hayandforage.com/livestock/how-handle-moldy-hay <div class="field-deck"> Monitor well and use common sense when making feeding decisions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Minimize feeding moldy hay to more sensitive animals, like horses or pregnant cows, says Bruce Anderson, forage specialist with University of Nebraska Extension.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/livestock/how-handle-moldy-hay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/livestock/how-handle-moldy-hay#comments LIVESTOCK Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:18:00 +0000 24141 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Mixing moldy hay with other feedstuffs can sometimes dilute its effects.&nbsp;</p> Nutrition-Lacking Forages Hurt Southeastern Beef Herds http://hayandforage.com/beef/nutrition-lacking-forages-hurt-southeastern-beef-herds <div class="field-deck"> Test feeds, monitor cattle and buy good-quality supplements, specialist says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nutrition-lacking forages produced last summer and fed Southeastern beef cattle look to be causing cow deaths and illnesses, abortions and sickly calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/beef/nutrition-lacking-forages-hurt-southeastern-beef-herds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/beef/nutrition-lacking-forages-hurt-southeastern-beef-herds#comments Beef Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:37:00 +0000 24091 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Quality forage, like this bermudagrass, was difficult to put up last summer in Southeastern states because of wet harvest conditions. A steady diet of the nutrient-lacking feeds is causing ill-effects and deaths in beef herds there, reports Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension forage specialist.</p>