Nov. 20, 2018
Most livestock producers in the Fescue Belt know the potential toxicity risks of grazing or feeding Kentucky 31 tall fescue. One of the negative impacts on livestock is restricted blood flow res...


Nov. 20, 2018
The onset of winter means digging into those stored forage inventories with the realization that any forage additions can only be accomplished in the form of outgoing cash.There are many good reasons...


Nov. 13, 2018
As harvest begins to wind down for the season, winter grazing is starting to ramp up. Many producers are looking to fields of cornstalks as a forage source for their herds. But aside from cornstalks...


Nov. 13, 2018
Weather extremes seem to characterize what is now a “normal” growing season, and 2018 was a year when nearly every region in the U.S. experienced excessive rainfall, scorching drought, or both.Suc...


Nov. 6, 2018
We don’t always see a boost in hay prices during September, but that’s what occurred in 2018 based on USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report released last week. The All Hay price rose by...


Nov. 6, 2018
Forages play a crucial role in equine diets, but variability in nutrient content among species can lead to challenges in diet formulation to meet a horse’s nutritional needs. Protein content is one...


Oct. 30, 2018
We often talk about the magnitude of round bale hay losses without proper storage techniques, but feeding losses can be equal to or greater than storage losses if some precautions aren’t taken.“Th...


Oct. 30, 2018
If you have experienced issues with tall fescue toxicity in the past, there are some things that can be done this fall to help mitigate future problems, according to Chris Penrose, extension educator...


Oct. 23, 2018
Discussions and experiences related to vomitoxin, which is also referred to as DON, in corn silage continues to perplex both livestock producers and researchers. Although there are more potent mycotox...


Oct. 23, 2018
With the onset of colder weather comes the threat of frost and the challenges associated with it. Most notable of these challenges are toxic compounds that certain forage species produce shortly after...