Dec. 29, 2015
Black Friday is but a distant memory, the unwrapping ceremonies are complete, and Santa is back at the North Pole sipping hot chocolate, if not something stronger. The attention this week turns...


Dec. 22, 2015
In human terms, having an extended number of years under your belt equates to more experience. This often, but not always, results in more knowledge...


Dec. 15, 2015
There are two ways to approach a problem: Walk away from it or try to solve it. In the latter case, when people become invested in an idea they want to make work — hurdles or not —...


Dec. 15, 2015
eHay Weekly contributor and author of the Hoyt Report, Seth Hoyt, kicked-off this year's Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium with a hay situation outlook for the West. Here is some of...


Dec. 8, 2015
It's often said that you can't avoid death and taxes. You can also add hay quality losses during storage to the list. Glenn Shewmaker, extension forage specialist at the University of Idaho, report...


Nov. 24, 2015
The reduced-lignin alfalfa era is barely out of the starting gate, and though we don't know for sure what its magnitude of impact will be, most industry experts agree that it will be significan...


Nov. 17, 2015
For many livestock producers, the onset of winter means digging into those stored forage inventories with the realization that any forage additions can only be accomplished by the writing of a large check. Though the nation's forage inventory is as high as it's been since 2005, there are still good reasons to use this time of year for taking a census of bales, silage reserves and livestock needs. For those in the South, a winter pasture assessment is also in play...


Nov. 3, 2015
The seed-selling season seems to get earlier with each passing year. It’s now reached the point where crop seed salespersons start making their annual rounds to sell their wares before the current year’s crop harvest is in the books. Unlike corn and soybeans, there is relatively little information to guide the alfalfa buying decision. State universities that test varieties are becoming fewer; if you live in a state where this is done, consider yourself...


Oct. 27, 2015
At the 2014 California Alfalfa, Forage and Grain Symposium in Long Beach, Dan Putnam made a case to change the standards by which we evaluate and market hay. The University of California forage...


Oct. 20, 2015
Results of the Southeastern Hay Contest...