March 31, 2020
March 3, 2020• Current fertilizer prices from the Illinois Production Cost Report peg urea at $363 per ton or about 40 cents per pound of actual nitrogen. Potash (K2O) checks in at $364 per ton, or...


March 31, 2020
Among the many famous “Seinfeld” episodes is the one where George Costanza comes to the conclusion that all of his everyday decisions were wrong, making his life miserable. At the suggestion of hi...


March 31, 2020
The current COVID-19 situation has all but put a halt to every planned in-person group activity, including educational events. As such, innovative distance learning techniques have been used as...


March 31, 2020
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below)...


March 31, 2020
As spring approaches with warmer temperatures and grass growth, the risk for grass tetany in cattle accelerates. Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder that occurs when blood magnesium concentrations ar...


March 30, 2020
At a very early age, most children master the question of “Why?” “Why did Barney (the dog) die?”“Because he was old, and his parts wore out.”...


March 30, 2020
The snow is still flying in some regions, and many hay producers are busy looking over their equipment and getting it ready to go...


March 30, 2020
As spring begins, it is a good time to look back and evaluate how the winter-feeding program went. Did the cows come through the winter in good condition or were they thinner than desired?...


March 30, 2020
One of the fundamental principles of sound grazing management is matching your stocking rate to the carrying capacity of the land...


March 30, 2020
The next time you drop a round bale into the ring feeder, think about the investment that you’ve made in that bale...