Aug. 9, 2022
No dairy farm looks the same. The same can be said for their perennial forage fields, most notably those with alfalfa...


Aug. 2, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down world economies for extended periods and continues to have a long tail. Ramping back up hasn’t been easy as evidenced by production challenges of goods and services...


July 12, 2022
Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which are indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the end of the...


July 5, 2022
Many hay balers are also straw balers. Wheat straw makes for a no-brainer second enterprise using all of the same equipment needed for hay, only without the anxiety...


June 28, 2022
There are several situations when the ability to seed alfalfa after a killed alfalfa crop might be the desired play. It certainly would be a “go-to” practice for many commercial alfalfa growers...


June 21, 2022
As many readers know by now, I spent most of my adult life as an extension agronomist in a dairy-dominated Wisconsin county...


May 31, 2022
Everybody has a nemesis, something that seems to screw up the plan of action more often than not. For the haymaker, that curse-worthy adversary is often cited as rainfall...


May 24, 2022
Plant maturity is often cited as the primary driver of forage quality. Make no mistake — it is...


May 17, 2022
The amount of hay in the U.S. haymow continues to shrink and is down another 7% from a year ago. Compared to May 1, 2020, the inventory is down 18% or 3.7 million tons...


May 17, 2022
Have you started thinking about next winter’s hay supply?The question seems ludicrous given that we just recently passed the finish pole of this winter. But is it?Kenny Burdine doesn’t think so...