Aug. 14, 2018
Around this time of year, producers start planting an assortment of annual forages and cover crops for fall forage. It’s a common practice that provides fall and even spring grazing options...


Aug. 14, 2018
For some producers, a combination of events this spring has lead to an over abundance of grass in pastures. Adequate rainfall, ideal temperatures, and plenty of sunshine lead to grasses growing too tall and too quickly for cattle to graze...


Aug. 7, 2018
Protein continues to be an expensive, yet critical component of a dairy cow’s diet. That situation isn’t likely to change...


Aug. 7, 2018
It’s no secret that forages play a key role in dairy rations. Coincidentally, one way to reduce the cost of a ration is to include more forage...


July 31, 2018
It’s a scenario that many are all too familiar with. You get a cutting of hay down and Mother Nature decides to grace the earth with rain...


July 31, 2018
We are in the midst of haying season. Hay is cut, bales are made, and now it’s time to store them for future use...


July 24, 2018
You’ve done the cutting, raking, and baling, and now you have a field of round bales ready to be stored for future use. You’ve put in the time, money, and effort; why not do your best to preserve...


July 24, 2018
Ask any producer what accounts for most of the costs of production for their operation and they will answer, “It’s the feed.” Because of that, livestock producers are always on the lookout for opportunities to...


July 17, 2018
A growing number of beef and dairy producers are using summer annuals to boost available forage during midsummer...


July 17, 2018
Feeding corn silage to finishing cattle is not a foreign concept in the beef industry. In fact, most feedyards’ finishing rations include 5 to 15 percent corn silage for roughage...