Oct. 2, 2018
Hay price movement for August was mixed, based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The All Hay price rose by $2 per ton to $161, which is $24 higher than August 2017...


Sept. 25, 2018
Some producers are still feeling the effects of a poor growing season and are scrambling to find affordable forage options for winter feed...


Sept. 24, 2018
Now that the majority of the growing season is in the rear-view mirror, it’s easy to focus on harvest concerns and any fall tillage that might be done...


Sept. 18, 2018
Purchasing hay, as simple as it seems, can be rather tricky. Knowing what and how much you need as well as trying to compare multiple feedstuffs on a level playing field can sometimes make hay buying...


Sept. 18, 2018
Putting cattle on cornstalks can help keep perennial and annual forages growing through the fall.“Every day the livestock are ingesting corn residue, they are not grazing forages,” says Victor She...


Sept. 11, 2018
Photo: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAs we transition into fall, many producers’ thoughts turn to fall and winter forage options for sustaining cattle production. While the most common thought is to feed baled hay, it tends to be costly. Grazing stockpiled forages is also a logical and viable choice, but there is an additional practice to keep in mind. Aaron Berger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) extension educator, offers windrow grazing, or swath grazing...


Sept. 11, 2018
If you feed cows, getting a forage analysis done on what is being fed should be as routine as the physical act of doing the feeding. The information obtained from a forage test can be invaluable.Relat...


Sept. 4, 2018
The cost of feed is the highest expense on any operation, specifically when winter feeding. Producers typically utilize hay to meet cattle’s nutritional requirements during the winter, but producing hay with a high enough forage quality to meet those needs proves to be a challenge...


Sept. 4, 2018
It’s a dilemma that happens to nearly every livestock producer at one point or another: Copious amounts of good forage to graze coupled with soils that have been saturated by unrelenting rainfall...


Aug. 28, 2018
Drought and other weather maladies usually prompt the need for additional forage production in the fall and early spring. But even in a normal growing season, it often makes good sense to conserve sto...