Dec. 3, 2019
It’s here. No, I’m not talking about the traditional holiday season. Rather, I’m referring to the epicenter of the seed-buying season. Let’s face it, late-year seed purchases help ensure that...


Nov. 27, 2019
Tall fescue is widely adapted to the eastern United States and considered a valuable grass for livestock production. Fescue is also known for being a hardy and drought tolerant plan...


Nov. 27, 2019
Water does not contribute to your forage economic value when balancing diets or pricing forage. Instead, the water is dried off, and it’s the grams (g) of nutrients and minerals per 100 g of total feed that drive the economic and nutritional value for your feed per ton...


Nov. 27, 2019
Choosing the correct location for a hay barn can be a challenge. You might choose different locations depending on where you bale hay, how the farm is laid out, and whether you plan to sell your hay or feed your animals...


Nov. 26, 2019
If you grow alfalfa, and if you grow corn for silage or grain, not taking advantage of the nitrogen provided by a terminated alfalfa crop is like flipping dollar bills into the toilet.Apparently, this...


Nov. 25, 2019
Tall fescue is the dominant forage species used in the eastern United States. Being a cool-season grass, it provides grazing during the spring and fall for many livestock producers around the nation...


Nov. 19, 2019
I found myself sitting in a pasture, camera in hand, amongst a group of very docile Angus heifers at the East Tennessee Research and Education Center a few miles south of Knoxville. Once the heifers g...


Nov. 12, 2019
Most married folks learn over time it is often beneficial to avoid known topics of controversary, especially when they involve the other’s small quirks. Such a strategy just leads to a more happy an...


Nov. 5, 2019
As the growing season comes to an end, the hay buying and selling season begins.It’s still amazing how many round bales get sold on a per bale/roll basis rather than by weight. It’s a practice tha...


Oct. 22, 2019
Alfalfa has been identified as one of the crops that is eligible for government payments to farmers as a result of the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on agricultural crops — alfalfa hay among...