Nov. 27, 2018
When the calendar turned to 2018, there was good reason to believe that hay demand would easily support production barring any sort of widespread weather calamity. This optimism was buoyed by a strong export market and, at long last, the prospect for higher milk prices.It’s the dairy economy and export markets that most often dictate hay prices in the West.“Demand picked up from some dairies in May as the milk-price projection was $16.00 per hundredweight and higher...


Nov. 27, 2018
There are a variety of ways to feed hay on pasture during the winter. In a new video that was authored and published by Dennis Hancock, University of Georgia Extension forage specialist, the economics of several bale-feeding systems are analyzed based on hay wastage and labor. The video can be viewed below...


Nov. 27, 2018
Winter is, or soon will be, upon us. For producers, this brings winter feeding needs to the forefront. According to Glenn Selk, emeritus extension animal scientist at Oklahoma State University, estima...


Nov. 27, 2018
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 selecte...


Nov. 26, 2018
Throughout the United States, a lot of alfalfa is grown with grass. This is sometimes done by design, but other times it occurs unintentionally. In some areas, grass is very well adapted...


Nov. 26, 2018
Periods of favorable rainfall make every livestock producer look smarter. Periods of drought sort out the smartest among us...


Nov. 26, 2018
When I began my career as an extension agent in 1977, there was not a round baler in my county...


Nov. 26, 2018
Silage sampling and analysis provide the foundation for dairy nutrition consulting and ration formulation programs...


Nov. 23, 2018
Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic compounds that are utilized by nearly every living thing on earth...


Nov. 23, 2018
Upon seeing the first armadillo of the day, I realized my internship had taken me beyond the boundaries of the Upper Midwest...