April 25, 2017
It can be a challenge to establish native grasses in cultivated pastures, but they offer several benefits, including alternative summer forage, buffer strips to protect streams, and improved wildlife...


April 18, 2017
It’s often the case that when cattle prices fall, producers look for cost-cutting measures. If you’ve got bermudagrass, cast your eyes somewhere other than nitrogen (N) fertilizer.That is the reco...


April 18, 2017
April is one of the two preferred times to plant cool-season perennial forages. The other time is in late summer.“The relative success of spring versus summer seeding of forages is greatly affected...


April 11, 2017
Mixtures of grass and alfalfa have always been variable by nature in terms of their composition. This variability is caused by environmental conditions at the time of seeding, the grass species select...


April 11, 2017
In the southern Great Plains, forage is grown in the spring and fall, corresponding to the seasonal rainfall patterns. As a result, there are typically forage shortages in the winter and summer months...


April 4, 2017
An early spring results in equally early alfalfa growth. It also offers added frost-damage risk before summer sets in for the long haul.University of Kentucky extension specialists explained in a rece...


April 4, 2017
It is welcoming to watch pastures green up in the spring; however, the unique growth of the spring flush brings with it some potential problems for cattle. Grass tetany is a nutritional disease...


March 28, 2017
Many parts of the country saw record temperatures in February and little measurable snow throughout the winter. Despite the unexpected warmth, submissions at the University of Kentucky Vet Diagnostic...


March 28, 2017
“Early spring irrigation provides an opportunity to build a reserve water source for summer use,” says Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska extension forage specialist. “This offers a big adva...


March 21, 2017
The southeastern U.S. was affected by drought from July to December of last year. Periods of drought impact pasture productivity in the following season. How pastures are utilized following a drought...