Nov. 21, 2017
Grazing winter annuals in the South reduces the need for storing winter feed and providing additional supplements; however, their effectiveness and productivity hinge largely on providing a nutritiona...


Nov. 21, 2017
Getting a new or renewed field of forage established can sometimes be a battle for both the farmer and the seed. “Just below the surface there is a fierce competition waging between plants for survi...


Nov. 14, 2017
Depending on what you’re looking for, forage seed supplies range from adequate to extremely tight, said Dan Foor, chief executive officer for LaCrosse Seed. Foor based his assessment on an informal...


Nov. 14, 2017
Failing to stock up enough winter feed can leave producers in the cold. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus extension animal scientist, looks at how cows utilize forage and their intake to...


Nov. 7, 2017
“Multispecies grazing can be used to more effectively utilize all of the browse and forage in pastures, target weeds and brush, and reduce parasite loads across pastures,” says Rob Cook, planned c...


Nov. 7, 2017
Fall and winter grazing of corn residues often leads to concerns regarding soil compaction and other detriments to a soil’s productive capacity. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has completed exte...


Oct. 31, 2017
Photo: Cheryl Mackowiak, University of FloridaSmall grains and annual ryegrass often form the backbone of seeded winter pastures in the South. They help maintain cattle through the winter months and i...


Oct. 31, 2017
Whether a producer strictly grows row crops or raises cattle, utilizing the corn residue as a forage has long been an option for not only cows but also for growing heifers and backgrounding calves. �...


Oct. 24, 2017
A relatively mild fall in the Midwest looks like it may turn more normal with near or freezing temperatures during the stretch run of October...


Oct. 24, 2017
When it comes to evaluating forage particle size distribution in mixed rations, few tools are as effective and widely used as the Penn State Particle Separator (PSPS). This tool is used on many...