Nov. 14, 2017
It should be pretty easy — weigh the bales and then buy or sell the bales based on that weight. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, large rounds are often sold by the bale based on the buyer or...


Nov. 7, 2017
In last week’s edition of eHay Weekly, I discussed the dual opinions invoked by reed canarygrass. This week, let’s take a look at another grass that garners mixed opinions: johnsongrass...


Oct. 24, 2017
I have known Dave Combs, a dairy nutritionist with the University of Wisconsin, for many years. Whenever I called and struck up a conversation about forage quality, I knew there would be a 50:50 chanc...


Oct. 10, 2017
“As alfalfa producers, we’re really harvesting leaves and not tonnage,” began Dan Undersander, as he addressed attendees from the Forage Seminar stage at World Dairy Expo last week. The recently...


Oct. 3, 2017
“We are very different than most other places in the United States.”That was the assessment of Jerry Cherney, a forage specialist and researcher with Cornell University, as he addressed hay produc...


Sept. 19, 2017
Farmers and ranchers have a reputation of always talking and complaining about current weather conditions in the same way that police officers get hung with the notoriety of consuming donuts like they...


Sept. 12, 2017
Orchardgrass is grown widely across the United States where adequate moisture and moderate temperatures exist. Though not the most winter hardy, orchardgrass has for years been a staple pasture and ha...


Sept. 5, 2017
“If it’s marketed as reduced lignin, that means there must be something good about less lignin ... right?” asked Mark Sulc, as he addressed attendees at Michigan State’s Ag Innovation Day even...


Aug. 31, 2017
A growing trend of obesity and associated metabolic disorders are raising the horse industry’s need for alternative forage sources...


Aug. 29, 2017
According to USDA’s 2014 Census of Agriculture, 97 percent of the 2.1 million farms in the United States are family owned and operated. Unfortunately, the trend for the last few years ha...