Jan. 28, 2020
Determining the correct stocking rate is one of the most important decisions a livestock producer makes. It needs to be conservative, flexible, and adaptable.A smart stocking rate plan is more than ju...


Jan. 28, 2020
Although global positioning systems (GPS) have been widely adopted in many agricultural applications, their use in lower input, pasture management situations is much less commonplace.Researchers at th...


Jan. 21, 2020
Being without a permanent director since June 2018, the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC) will now operate under the leadership of Dennis Hancock, who assumes its directorship beginning today...


Jan. 21, 2020
The less than ideal fall weather led to a poor growing season for fall and winter pastures in some parts of the U.S. That was the case in Arkansas where it was hot and dry in September, and subsequent...


Jan. 14, 2020
A horse on stall rest or with limited activity for an extended period of time is at risk for excessive weight gain if fed the same diet as when it was healthy and active. When changing a stall-confine...


Jan. 14, 2020
Nobody wants to bale hay that is higher in moisture than it should be, but all haymakers have done it.Moisture offers an in-bale environment where microbes and fungi remain active, which both creates...


Jan. 7, 2020
If you grow alfalfa, then you also probably know that the species is a big-time user and remover of soil potassium (K). The crop can easily remove 50 to 60 pounds per acre of K per dry matter ton harv...


Jan. 7, 2020
A wet spring and growing season left limited inventories of average and high-quality hay in many areas.Kevin Gould, a Michigan State University extension beef educator, notes that during the winter of...


Dec. 31, 2019
Just in case reading eHay Weekly wasn’t first on your “to do” list every Tuesday morning of the past year, here’s a chance to catch up with the 10 most popular articles that came through your...


Dec. 31, 2019
The average U.S. alfalfa hay price during November dropped by $6 per ton, following a $2 drop the previous month.The latest USDA Agricultural Prices report pegged alfalfa at $173 per ton, which was th...