March 15, 2022
When horse power, not horsepower, ruled our farm fields, we were a nation of oat growers. Those days have long passed, but the utility of oats still remains as a forage crop, and not just to fee...


March 8, 2022
As springtime approaches, so does the transition from feeding hay to grazing livestock...


March 8, 2022
Making a livestock diet change is never easy, but perhaps no change is as drastic as moving from dry hay to lush, green forage in the early spring...


March 1, 2022
Baleage has the potential to be a high-quality feedstuff that can reduce the need for supplementation in livestock diets...


March 1, 2022
As a county extension agronomist, I worked in a region where the native soil pH hovered around 7...


Feb. 22, 2022
One of the biggest culprits of global climate change is methane – a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere. Methane emissions from livestock production have long been scrutinized, a...


Feb. 22, 2022
Snow cover on alfalfa has always been considered a desired situation. It insulates the plants and soil to keep temperatures from hitting the high and low extremes of air temperatures during winter...


Feb. 15, 2022
Making hay on your own farm or purchasing hay from a trusted neighbor generally means that you can be pretty sure of what you’re getting. When hay inventories are stressed in a region such as the No...


Feb. 15, 2022
The sun is setting later and later each day, and grazing season is just beyond the horizon. With that said, producers will need to make many decisions before livestock can be put out on pasture, inclu...


Feb. 8, 2022
If you found yourself coming up a little short on grazing material for growing animals this past fall and early winter, researchers at the University of Nebraska can offer some information to possibly...