Jan. 16, 2018
Bale grazing has become a popular means of overwintering a beef cow herd. If the bales being fed are low-quality grass, it’s often the case that early to mid-gestation beef cows will need to be supp...


Jan. 9, 2018
With rising market prices for live calves, staying up all night to supervise first-calf heifers during calving season is well worth the effort to many producers. A recent Oklahoma State University Cow...


Jan. 9, 2018
All-hay and alfalfa November hay price averages were both lower in USDA’s most recent Agricultural Prices report. The all-hay price was $138 per ton, down $3 from the previous month but $12 per ton...


Jan. 2, 2018
Broadcast seeding in late winter, or frost seeding, is a widely used strategy to bolster pasture productivity or add new species to the forage mix.Though not as reliable as seeding with a drill, frost...


Jan. 2, 2018
And the beat goes on with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) mandate to require electronic logging devices (ELDs) for commercial motor vehicles. The December 18, 2017, deadline was e...


Dec. 26, 2017
Photo: University of CaliforniaThere are some weed species that every forage producer should know. Dodder is one of them.This unique, parasitic plant has no leaves or chlorophyll. Rather, it prefers t...


Dec. 26, 2017
Center pivot irrigation hasn’t been left behind in the march toward more site-specific field management. At last month’s Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium in Reno, Nev., Troy Pete...


Dec. 19, 2017
When the bite of winter takes hold, forage intake can rise by 30 percent. Beef animals use most of this additional intake to meet the higher maintenance requirement imposed by colder temperatures, acc...


Dec. 19, 2017
Regardless of discipline, success in agriculture often starts from the ground up. In cattle and forage production, improved pasture management can result in higher quality forages, better fed livestoc...


Dec. 12, 2017
If alfalfa helps to put food on your table in any way, the Noble Research Institute’s “Alfalfa Breeder’s Toolbox” deserves some of your time...