Aug. 31, 2021
There are some producers who swear by high-chop corn silage while others wouldn’t consider the practice. When it comes to corn cutting height, there is no one-size-fits-all...


Aug. 24, 2021
In states where livestock graze on tall fescue, grass might not be the only thing on the menu. These cattle also consume fungal endophytes that live between plant cell walls, and sometimes they can be toxic...


Aug. 24, 2021
Corn is frequently sold “on the hoof” to be chopped for silage rather than harvested for grain. This year, there will be a number of drought-stressed acres sold off for chopping...


Aug. 17, 2021
Planting clover in mixed grazing systems has many benefits, such as adding nutritional value to livestock diets, reducing the effects of toxic endophytes in fescue, and fixing nitrogen in the soil...


Aug. 17, 2021
The dog days of summer have a connotation of laziness and lethargy. This is not the case, though, when it comes to bacteria production...


Aug. 10, 2021
Hearing the buzz of flies is annoying to people, and cattle think so, too. But these insects can be more than just a nuisance...


Aug. 10, 2021
No matter how silage is stored, silage leachate can be a concern. It’s high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), low pH, and high reducing potential can threaten the environment...


Aug. 3, 2021
This year, many parts of the country have been stuck at one end of the moisture spectrum or the other. Some areas are parched while others are soggy, and neither condition has been ideal for grazing...


Aug. 3, 2021
When producers harvest alfalfa, they are removing more from the field than just their crop. The cut forage also contains nutrients that a short time earlier were in the soil...


July 27, 2021
As July rounds the home turn for the stretch run, forage plants begin to shift into a different gear. Producers might want to consider doing the same, especially those looking to bolster stored...