Jan. 12, 2021
Hot hay comes with many red flags. The most commonly recognized of these potential hazards is combustion. However, hot hay can lead to multiple nutritional hazards as well. Ben Beckman, a Univers...


Jan. 12, 2021
From left to right, Ash Alt (Massey Ferguson), Lisa Baxter (University of Georgia), Leanne Dillard (Auburn University), and Marcelo Wallau (University of Florida).An alfalfa hay sample outdistanced 37...


Jan. 5, 2021
There are many reasons why new forage seedings sometimes fail. Too much or too little moisture is always a concern, but moisture is beyond our control unless irrigation is in play. Perhaps topping the...


Jan. 5, 2021
In most biological systems, answers are never straight forward, and there seems to be exceptions to every rule. That’s certainly the case when it comes to changes in the corn silage processing score...


Dec. 29, 2020
This past year was a roller coaster of highs and lows on so many levels. Just in case reading eHay Weekly wasn’t front and center on your “to do” list every Tuesday morning, here’s a chance to...


Dec. 29, 2020
Millions of tons of hay now rest in storage. The quality of this hay will range from the near equivalent of cordwood to leafy rocket fuel. What we know for sure is that forage quality during stor...


Dec. 22, 2020
Developing high-performance replacement heifers for any beef cow herd is an important enterprise, but one that is often neglected. Heifers don’t make the operator money until their first calf is sol...


Dec. 22, 2020
At some point every winter or spring, feeding hay to pastured cattle is going to result in the creation of mud. Mud can have a profound impact on animal stress and productivity, according to Jere...


Dec. 15, 2020
Grazing stockpiled grasses during winter can provide large economic benefits versus feeding hay. In a recent issue of the University of Kentucky’s Off the Hoof newsletter, Chris Teutsch explains how...


Dec. 15, 2020
It’s common knowledge: Headlands look worse and yield lower than the interior sections of most fields because of excessive field traffic, greater pest pressure, and tree lines that block sunlight an...