June 4, 2019
Warm-season perennial grasses are the most used forages in the South but require nitrogen fertilization to maintain productivity and nutritive value. For this reason, warm-season forage legumes are be...


June 4, 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 selected states at the end of the d...


June 4, 2019
From the late 1990s up until about five or six years ago, I predicted what I thought the alfalfa hay market would do in the West each year or at least at the start of the season. The reality is that with so many factors, both domestic and export, including weather, it has become harder to estimate what prices will do.For example, look at the early alfalfa hay market in Idaho. A few months ago, some people were predicting new crop, first-cutting Supreme alfalfa hay in...


June 4, 2019
The average price paid for both alfalfa and other hay types continued to climb during April, according to USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices report. Premium and Supreme alfalfa hay also moved higher...


May 31, 2019
What’s new in silage production science from seed to feed-out? How can every efficient step forward benefit your bottom line? Find out at the California Silage Conference, July 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 2...


May 28, 2019
Rock River Laboratory announces the hiring of Keisha Verbeten as an animal nutrition analysis summer intern. Verbeten will take part in benchtop chemistry and analysis, reviewing and deciphering resea...


May 28, 2019
May 7, 2019• Yesterday’s USDA Crop Progress report indicated that only XX percent of the U.S. corn crop is planted. This compares to XX percent at the same time last year. The past five-year avera...


May 28, 2019
A week ago, I emailed the manager at our company’s Hoard’s Dairyman Farm and asked him if they had contemplated cutting alfalfa yet.His response: “We’re going to cut some today, before the rai...


May 28, 2019
With the rising cost of raising and feeding dairy heifers in confinement, there has been more interest in putting young stock out to pasture. Rotational grazing can lower expenses, minimize labor for...


May 28, 2019
Damaged forage stands from a harsh winter, deteriorating stands from a wet spring, and the approaching warm summer weather have left farmers questioning what options they have for growing forage this...