July 23, 2019
Photo credit: Dennis Hancock, UGAOverseeding annual crops into perennial pastures can be a helpful practice that extends the grazing season and improves the overall quality of forage. There are differ...


July 23, 2019
The savvy livestock producer is always thinking ahead. Those with short inventories of hay will want to get the most grazing possible out of their fall pastures. For tall fescue, that means a shot of...


July 16, 2019
Making and using ditch hay to feed cattle can be a good way to combat a feed shortage. It’s a common practice across the U.S., but balancing beef diets around it can be a challenge. In most cases...


July 16, 2019
Photo credit: Melissa HerrMany factors can have an influence on the price of hay. Some of these factors are related to the characteristics of the hay itself while others may be more external in nature...


July 9, 2019
This year’s weather has been far from cooperative. Many fields are flooded, and even if the rain stops, meadows and fields will see severe damage from the standing water. Overall, these fields will...


July 9, 2019
Don’t be surprised if you find friendly fish swimming around pasture water tanks on some farms. As crazy as it may seem, keeping goldfish in water tanks has been reported as a method to keep water c...


July 2, 2019
It’s been a wet growing season — one of the wettest in recent memory — and harvest conditions have been less than ideal. Some first crop alfalfa and small grain silages that have been harvested...


July 2, 2019
Photo credit: Russ Higgins, University of Illinois After a spring of rain, humidity, and cool temperatures, the Midwest is susceptible to another year of depleted yields and low-quality silage...


June 25, 2019
Water is key for the survival of animals and plants; however, its quality can play just as big of a role for an animal to thrive and grow on pasture. In a Noble News and Views article, Caitlin Hebber...


June 25, 2019
Concerns are continuing to grow in the South about the possibility that toxicity associated with forage grasses is creating health issues in livestock and endangered wildlife. With the hope of determi...