April 17, 2019
Planting season holds many variables for farmers. From breakdowns, rain, needed tools, and moving machinery; farmers need to be ready for anything...


April 16, 2019
Starch is a key component of all lactating dairy diets. Like fiber, it isn’t just about how much is in the diet but more about how much is digested or utilized...


April 16, 2019
With flood waters beginning to recede on more than a million acres of farmland in the Midwest, growers will be wanting to restore their operations...


April 16, 2019
It’s true. When it comes to alfalfa, the holy grail is to achieve high yields, high quality, and a long stand life. The latter is often called persistence.We’ve talked about these production compo...


April 16, 2019
Not to be mistaken with rotational grazing or ultra-high stock density (UHSD) grazing, high stock density (HSD) grazing is the practice of intentionally grazing livestock at higher concentrations than...


April 16, 2019
For spring calving herds, getting cows bred in the late spring and early to midsummer on toxic tall fescue pastures can be a challenge.“I personally prefer fall calving, but I also believe that we c...


April 16, 2019
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) for sel...


April 9, 2019
Recently dairy farmers have faced several challenges, and one of the largest of those challenges has been low milk prices, resulting in decreased profits. In these tough economic times...


April 9, 2019
La Crosse Seed recently added a natives specialist to its native grass and wildflower seed business, giving customers a dedicated resource to meet demand for an expanding conservation seed market...


April 9, 2019
Recent regulations may change how some U.S. producers weigh down their silage covers. Yet, the benefits to properly covering silage bunkers or piles continue to provide returns...