May 22, 2019
Making hay is an expensive and time-consuming process, said grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. The price of equipment, fuel, labor, and fertilizer continues to rise, while the value of animal products remain stagnant...


May 22, 2019
Synergy. Our longtime friend Webster defines it as a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct participants or elements. Every farm or ranch has a story...


May 21, 2019
Most alfalfa producers count on the first harvest in late spring to deliver the highest tonnage and best quality of forage of the year...


May 21, 2019
With proper chemical application and timing for control of sugarcane aphids, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists have determined forage sorghum in the Texas High Plains is still a viable option...


May 21, 2019
Weed and brush encroachment into pastures and hayfields can lower the ability to meet nutritional needs of most livestock operations...


May 21, 2019
The bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM; Atherigona reversura Villenueve) has severely damaged bermudagrass pastures and hayfields throughout the southeast U.S. since it was first discovered in southern Georgia...


May 21, 2019
The blue alfalfa aphid is again present in many southwestern U.S. alfalfa fields. Growers and pest control advisers were hoping that 2019 would be a break from the annual battles they have been fighting...


May 21, 2019
Warmer days have arrived, and the beasts that have been hibernating in our equipment sheds are ready to be awakened...


May 21, 2019
Over the past few years, we have seen many instances where cattle grazed annual forages that, when tested for nitrates, were considered toxic, and yet the cattle had no adverse health ef...


May 21, 2019
I recently rode with a hay seller to a Lancaster, Pa., hay auction and this article came to mind as I graded the quality of the hay, straw, and corn stover loads while buyers were bidding...