March 13, 2018
From both a landowner and tenant’s perspective, renting pastureland can be a tricky business that is wrought with riskIt’s always important that both parties know the quality and productivity of t...


March 6, 2018
A new tool is now available that helps determine proper cattle supplementation during winter. University of Florida (UF) beef specialist Nicolas DiLorenzo recently introduced the UF Hay Balancer at th...


Feb. 27, 2018
Conditions were not ideal last fall and early winter in many parts of the South for establishing cool-season annuals such as ryegrass, oats, wheat, and rye...


Feb. 27, 2018
Basics are the foundation of farm profit. That’s Tom Kilcer’s takeaway after over 40 years of working as a forage agronomist and researcher. Kilcer currently has his own consulting and research b...


Feb. 20, 2018
Major portions of the Southern Plains and stretching into Kansas and Arizona find themselves embroiled in extreme to severe drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.“Producers need...


Feb. 19, 2018
Some pasture blends offered by seed marketers come at a more attractive price point than others. Instead of matching the blend to fit an area, some companies use a least-cost formulation.Reynold Berge...


Feb. 13, 2018
Forage — or more specifically fiber — passage rate through the cow has become a “hot” topic among nutritionists and forage researchers in recent years. It’s also a topic that is often misund...


Feb. 13, 2018
Gone are the days when warm-season weeds seemingly had a corner on the warm-season pasture market. Producers who typically focus their control efforts on warm-season broadleaf and grass weeds, such as...


Feb. 6, 2018
Though growing forage during this time of year is not an agenda item in the North, such is not the case in the South.As such, when winter decides to spread its wrath far below the Mason-Dixon Line, it...


Feb. 6, 2018
According to Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-forecasting groundhog linked to our spring weather fate, there will be six more weeks of winter. This comes as unwelcome news to many producers whose hay su...