Dec. 7, 2021
Calving season can be a stressful time, especially considering the unpredictability of when cows will calve. Keeping an eye on your herd is doable in the daylight, but management becomes more challeng...


Nov. 30, 2021
During each step of making, storing, and feeding hay, waste can add up quickly and become costly. With the current record-high prices seen in some regions, storage and feeding losses have never been m...


Nov. 30, 2021
Patience is a virtue for many things in life, and it’s certainly a desirable trait when grazing small grain forages. “Research indicates that forage intake and animal performance is limited w...


Nov. 23, 2021
When determining protein supplements to feed cattle this winter, alfalfa may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, alfalfa can be a valuable and cost-effective option. “High...


Nov. 23, 2021
You can’t starve a profit into a cow. The same can be said for a hayfield, according to Ohio State University Extension Educators Stan Smith and Chris Penrose.As fertilizer prices reach historic hig...


Nov. 16, 2021
Photo: Paige SmartSustainable intensification is a term used to describe farming practices that maximize yields without harming the environment and without the need to convert additional acres into cr...


Nov. 16, 2021
At some point in the coming weeks, many cow-calf producers will shift cows from pasture to feeding stored bales...


Nov. 9, 2021
Imagine sitting in a roller coaster car chugging toward the top. When the car finally reaches its peak, it suddenly rushes downhill. The rest of the ride is full of twists and turns, including an upsi...


Nov. 9, 2021
In Southern beef systems, the need for forage often comes in the fall. This is when warm-season summer pastures have played out but before fall-planted winter-annuals are ready to graze.“In some ope...


Nov. 2, 2021
Outdoor winter feeding areas are likely to take a beating. Heavy hoof traffic and manure accumulation can cause soil compaction, erosion, and excess nutrient buildup. Allotting unfit acres for winter...