LIVESTOCK http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Drought Increases Need For Horse Hay Drive http://hayandforage.com/horses/drought-increases-need-horse-hay-drive <div class="field-deck"> More Western horses neglected as hay prices rise </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continued drought in the West has increased hay prices, leading to an increased number of neglected, hungry horses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/horses/drought-increases-need-horse-hay-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/horses/drought-increases-need-horse-hay-drive#comments Horses Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0000 27591 at http://hayandforage.com Scout Hayfields For Ergot Fungus http://hayandforage.com/livestock/scout-hayfields-ergot-fungus <div class="field-deck"> It’s been found for second year in Missouri </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers should check hayfields and pastures for ergot infestations. The toxic fungus can be lethal to livestock. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/livestock/scout-hayfields-ergot-fungus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/livestock/scout-hayfields-ergot-fungus#comments LIVESTOCK Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:00 +0000 26541 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Ergot bodies on seed heads look like mouse droppings.</p> Photo: MU Extension Washington Horse Hay Donations Sought http://hayandforage.com/horses/washington-horse-hay-donations-sought <div class="field-deck"> Feed goes to relinquished animals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Adopt-a-Horse Program in Washington's Clark County is seeking forage donations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/horses/washington-horse-hay-donations-sought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/horses/washington-horse-hay-donations-sought#comments Horses Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:36:00 +0000 26401 at http://hayandforage.com Making Hay: When Does It Pay For Livestock Producers? http://hayandforage.com/hay/making-hay-when-does-it-pay-livestock-producers <div class="field-deck"> Extension ag specialist offers pro-and-con checklist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This checklist can help beef and dairy producers trying to decide whether to grow their own hay. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/hay/making-hay-when-does-it-pay-livestock-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/hay/making-hay-when-does-it-pay-livestock-producers#comments HAY LIVESTOCK Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:05:00 +0000 26381 at http://hayandforage.com USDA Forecasts More Milk In 2014 http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/usda-forecasts-more-milk-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Producers will likely feed higher-quality rations, boosting production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Better-quality forage in 2014 could encourage dairy producers to feed higher-quality rations that will increase milk production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/usda-forecasts-more-milk-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/usda-forecasts-more-milk-2014#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:14:00 +0000 25431 at http://hayandforage.com 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