Nov. 15, 2022
Cotton fiber may be the most valuable part of a cotton plant for human use, but cotton stalk residue can be utilized for livestock feed. Grazing cattle on leftover lint, leaves, burrs, and unopened bo...


Nov. 8, 2022
Farmers may be looking for alternative feedstuffs this fall if they are experiencing high hay prices or forage shortages due to drought. Baling soybean residue can be a low-cost solution to thes...


Nov. 8, 2022
In an era where dry weather seems to be the new normal, the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) insurance program is gaining interest and participation. The deadline to purchase PRF insurance fo...


Nov. 1, 2022
Photo: University of FloridaConventional feeding systems involve not only the cost of the feed but also a considerable investment in labor and equipment. To lower these costs, researchers at the Unive...


Nov. 1, 2022
Drought management is an ongoing process that doesn’t have a definite start or end. Drought plans are necessary to prepare before a period of dry weather, and modified grazing techniques are k...


Oct. 25, 2022
Pasture productivity ebbs and flows from year-to-year and even within a growing season. That’s normal.What isn’t normal is when the productivity trendline continues in a downward spiral over a per...


Oct. 25, 2022
Many forage growers prefer to establish new alfalfa and/or grass seedings in the late summer rather than early spring. Fall conditions are generally ideal for seedling development and forage growth. F...


Oct. 18, 2022
In theory, feeding hay is a sound solution to supplement fall grazing or provide animals with winter feed. Timely harvests can result in high-quality forage, and proper baling and storage preserves nu...


Oct. 18, 2022
Cornstalks feed a lot of U.S. cattle during the fall and winter. Mostly, stalks are grazed, but that isn’t possible for every field or producer, and many areas this year are in short supply of forag...


Oct. 18, 2022
The 18th year of the Southeastern Hay Contest climaxed this morning when a hay producer from Climax, N.C., was named the grand prize winner at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga. After th...